View from center of a river in Missouri at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Missouri Coalition for the Environment Celebrates 50 Years

Missouri Coalition for the Environment is an independent, grassroots citizens’ group, that works to address a broad range of environmental policy issues.


Sun shining through trees in Missouri Park

Turning Land into Legacy: Q & A with Jennifer Battson Warren

Donating property helps safeguard Missouri’s bountiful natural resources.


Native sea bird flying along the Missouri River at the Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Go for the birds, leave with serenity.


Feral Hod

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.


Bluffs at Upper Jacks Fork

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.


Sailboats with sails cast on Stockton Lake

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.


Large Missouri Black Bear staring into camera

How Missouri Black Bears Came Back From Near-Extinction

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


Sunset from Bell Mountain

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.


Wild bird on river

8 National Wilderness Areas Where You Can Heed the Call of the Wild

Parks and trails lace Missouri like cracks in cobblestone, places where you can escape from urban life and commune with nature among windswept glades and shady forests. It’s a wild world from sweeping vistas atop Bell Mountain to waters of the Eleven Point River flowing into the early morning mist. As inviting as the whip-poor-will’s call in the dark, Missouri’s wilderness beckons exploration.


Big Cedar Lodge Adds Luxury Camping Options

Camp Long Creek at Big Cedar sits on the lakeshore, next to Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina, and features 64 units that include shepherd’s huts, luxury “glamping” tents, and couples’ and family cottages. The campground is set to open in May.