Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Go for the birds, leave with serenity.


A Day in The Life of Capen Park

Six Missourians share their experiences in a Columbia public park.


Dodging Barges, Hallucinating, and Lost on the Big Muddy: Inside the MR340

Hundreds of paddlers from around the world will undertake the MR340 in September, a grueling 340-mile race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles. Get a taste for the adventure from these veteran competitors, and pick a point along the river to watch.


Your Missouri Lake Guide

Dip, dunk, drive, or drop a line in these idyllic Missouri waters.


Inside the Fight to Eradicate Feral Hogs

Faced with an enemy capable of prolific breeding, extensive property destruction, and potentially dangerous to humans, the Missouri Department of Conservation wages war in southern Missouri.


Discover the Splendor of the Upper Jacks Fork

Photographer Matt Faupel and his friend in adventure, Brian Grace, spent three days last spring floating the Upper Jacks Fork River, from the Prongs to Bay Creek, a river distance of 25 miles. Come along, and let Matt be your guide to the discoveries.


Hiking Graham Cave State Park

Head over to Graham Cave State Park to walk in the footsteps of early Missourians.


Smooth Sailing on Stockton Lake

A good sailing day at Stockton Lake begins with a casual breakfast at the dock until around 9 o’clock. One tipoff of correct wind velocity is a particular tingling sound as it blows through the mast lines.


How Missouri Black Bears Came Back From Near-Extinction

After near extinction last century, the black bear makes a comeback in Missouri.


Backpacking Bell Mountain

Bell Mountain offers a 12-mile loop with 1,683 feet of elevation change, respectable for the Midwest. Bell Mountain also offers something that you can’t get anywhere else in the country: the chance to see, in person, the result of more than one billion years of geologic time playing out.