Department of Natural Resources and Ameren Missouri’s Missouri Central Railroad sign agreement on Rock Island Line Corridor

In mid-December the Missouri Department of Natural Resources signed an Interim Trail Use Agreement with Missouri Central Railroad Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameren Missouri, paving the way for the future railbanking of 144 miles of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad corridor, which stretches from Windsor to Beaufort, Mo.  The Interim…

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Ozark Riverways Superintendent Larry Johnson to retire

After 42 years of federal service, 36 with the National Park Service (NPS), Ozark National Scenic Riverways Superintendent Larry Johnson is retiring on Jan. 3.   Johnson has been the superintendent at the park since 2015. A native of Iowa, Johnson worked three summers as a forestry technician on the Superior National Forest in Minnesota while…

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Conservation Commission Action – DECEMBER 2019

The Missouri Conservation Commission met at Conservation Department Headquarters in Jefferson City on Dec. 12 for its closed executive session and on Dec. 13 for its regular open meeting.  The Commission: • Suspended or revoked one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of 11 individuals for cause: – Kevin A. Bridges, Harrisonville, hunting, 2 years;…

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Destination Litchfield

By Sarah Waggoner “I can’t believe we are in Illinois,” is one of the most common sentiments expressed by visitors as they stand on the shoreline of Lake Lou Yaeger.  The serene environment engulfs your senses and transports your mind to a place only thought to be available from destinations far from the Midwest.  However,…

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