Leaders and Organizational Structure

In 1936, a constitutional amendment approved by the voters created the world's first apolitical, science-based conservation agency with exclusive authority over forests, fish and wildlife.

Meet Director Bob Ziehmer

Robert L. Ziehmer believes that citizen input and involvement are critical to conservation. One of his top priorities as Director will be maintaining the citizen confidence and support that have made Missouri a national conservation leader. He serves as the eighth director of the Missouri Department of Conservation since its formation in 1937.