From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
January 2012 Issue

I Am Conservation

Logan Rogersville High School’s biology teacher, Andrew Kinslow, has been birding most of his life. “One of my earliest memories is ofI am Conservation looking through a field guide with my parents on a snowy winter day and matching up birds at the feeder,” said Kinslow. “I remember being amazed at all the different types of birds and fascinated with the idea of flight.” This love of birding led Kinslow to intern with Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project, MOFEP, while in college. “I learned bird songs, nest location techniques and bird banding through this program,” said Kinslow. “After that, I was hooked on birding and research. The next two and a half years saw me in seven different states working on any type of bird research job I could find. It was while doing a public program during one of these jobs that Kinslow discovered his love for teaching. In 1999, he started a summer birding research program at his school. Ten kids participated in the program the first summer, and it has grown each year since. “Involving students is an integral part of birding to me,” said Kinslow. “It takes science out of the cookbook lab activity world and can hook a kid on science and birds for the rest of their lives.” —Photo by David Stonner

Also in this issue

hunter with dogs

All the Other Stuff

Land management benefits more than your target species, and it expands your recreational opportunities.

75 years

Partnerships: The Cornerstone of Conservation

The Conservation Department was created by a citizen-led effort to restore Missouri's fish, forests and wildlife 75 years ago. Since then, many conservation successes have been achieved thanks to partnerships.

photo of a red tailed hawk

Avian Ally

Missouri enthusiasts keep an ancient hunting partnership alive.

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2010–2011

This summary of the Annual Report highlights the Missouri Department of Conservation’s accomplishments and expenditures from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor In Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
Art Director - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Artist - Mark Raithel
Circulation - Laura Scheuler