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Climate adaptation on Mark Twain National Forest

ROLLA — Mark Twain National Forest will continue its climate adaptation and forest restoration processes, with potential boosts from a new national plan.   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a strategy for how the...

Visitors to Mark Twain National Forest have a lot to celebrate!

August fourth marked the second anniversary of the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). In that time, the USDA Forest Service has selected more than 880 Legacy Restoration Fund projects across the...

Bullsnake

Bull snake on burned prairieApril, 2000 One of the longest and heaviest snakes in Missouri is the bullsnake. Bullsnakes can average four to six feet long but may grow upwards to seven, maybe even...

Plan a visit to New Bryant Creek State Park

Ribbon-cutting ceremony Missouri has a new state park. I attended the opening day ceremonies and ribbon-cutting to open Bryant Creek State Park on Friday, Sept. 23. Bryant Creek State Park is in Douglas County...

Brilliant brown

By Alex Holmes Brown is boring, brown is dull, brown is common, simple and mundane… or so you might think!  During a public opinion poll of American and European residents, brown scored at the...

Lane Spring Recreation Area water & electric improvements

A project funded through the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) will improve campsite amenities at a popular Forest Service recreation site on the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District of Mark Twain National Forest.   The Lane...

Get outdoors & enjoy the beautiful foliage this season

MDC – Sugar Maple Leaf The temperatures are cooling down and trees are beginning to change color – a sure sign that fall has arrived.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to...

Take the extra steps to keep our lands beautiful

I know that if you are reading this you are probably aware of “our out of doors” and I am “preaching to the choir,” but I believe some of this information we all can...