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From Missouri Conservationist: Mar 2010

What is it?

Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder. The answer is revealed below.

Prairie Chicken

On the back cover and right is a greater prairie chicken by Noppadol Paothong. Prairie chickens once numbered in the hundreds of thousands in Missouri. Fewer than 500 birds remain. The Conservation Department, in cooperation with its Missouri Grasslands Coalition partners, has a recovery program aimed at improving prairie chicken habitat and eventually removing the species from the State Endangered Species list. For more information, visit the links listed below.

This Issue's Staff

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