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Buffalo National River Deputy Superintendent

Laura A. Miller, former Superintendent of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site [Hope, AR], has been named Deputy Superintendent of Buffalo National River [Harrison, AR].

“I’m very pleased to announce that Laura Miller is joining the…[more]

Buffalo National River


Camden Doctor Has Battled Feral Hogs for Years

Dr. Will Daniel does not sugar-coat his feelings about feral hogs. “I hate those pigs.” He has been battling problems with the destructive animals on his family’s land since his teen years. “We have killed a bunch of them, and…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Troy Woman Awarded First Place in Trees Work Slogan Contest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has chosen a winner for a state-wide slogan contest. Leslie Stephens of Troy, Mo., won first place in the Trees Work Poster Slogan Contest. More than 1,300 slogans were submitted.

The goal of…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

New Commissioner Credits Mentors for His Conservation Commitment

David W. Murphy, nominated to serve on the Missouri Conservation Commission, is a living example of what outdoor mentorship can accomplish. He says he wants to pay forward the gifts he has received.

Gov. Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon announced the nomination…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Stone County Couple Receives Tree Farm Recognition

For more than a quarter-century, John and Connie Johnson have worked to improve the forests on their 850-acre Horsecreek Tree Farm near Galena. Their commitment to forest management has earned them the American Forest Foundation’s Silver Tree Farm Certificate.


By Francis Skalicky, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Southeast Missouri Couple Passes Hummingbird Torch

When hummingbirds arrive in the area of Cape Girardeau this spring, they will be looking for new friends to visit.

In 1996, Judy Ainsworth saw hummingbirds coming to a friend’s nectar feeder and fell in love. Soon she had several…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Celebrate 25 Years of Missouri Stream Teams Keeping Our Waters Clean

In 1988, a small group of anglers got fed up with unsightly trash disrupting their fishing in Roubidoux Creek. These conservation-minded Missourians decided to clean this section of stream in south-central Missouri. In doing so, they formed the first Missouri…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

MDC Fisheries Biologist Loves Job, Sampling Fish Populations

The morning air is brisk as fish jump and the sun rises high into the sky. Salvador Mondragon, a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fisheries Biologist, is part of this unique scene.

“A day in this position is never the…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Rehabilitating Birds of Prey

CAFNR students, community members and other MU students gear up to volunteer their time and effort in rehabilitating injured raptors. Since 1972, the Raptor Rehabilitation Project organization at MU has been keeping this project soaring.

The Raptor Rehabilitation Project…[more]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Marilynn Bradford Joins Conservation Commission

Gov. Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon has appointed a central Missouri native with a lifelong interest in the outdoors and a proven commitment to public service to a six-year term on the Conservation Commission.

Marilynn J. Bradford, (I), Jefferson City, has a…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation
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