Note To Our Readers

Conservation Photo History

History documents Missouri’s conservation successes. The Department, working with individual citizens and many diverse partner groups, continues to advance on-the-ground conservation across our state. This photo editorial highlights significant forestry accomplishments since the late 1930s. A fundamental tenet of the Department recognizes that the hope of forest, fish and wildlife management and conservation in Missouri lies in the three-way cooperation of the agency, the landowner and the public—based upon adequate information and mutual understanding. Missouri’s citizen-created Conservation Department is something to feel good about and something to value.

Robert L. Ziehmer, director