September 19, 1949

Plans were unveiled for damming and developing the Meramec River Valley. This began a 28-year battle to stop the plan and save the valley


#DiscoveryGram With Matt Faupel

Missouri nature photographer Matt Faupel shares photographs from his tour through rugged hills and river prairies in the conservation areas of Northwestern Missouri.


David Plank Art

The Birdman of Salem

Artist David Plank can’t remember a time when he wasn’t drawn to birds. While his boyhood friends were busy kicking soccer balls and hitting baseballs, David was in the woods of Salem with paper and pencil, capturing the details of a perched barn swallow or a purple martin.