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"Blind" Boone Plays On in Columbia - Restoring the Home of a Ragtime Great
Pictures and article about the work to restore the home of John Willliams "Blind" Boone, a great pioneer of American ragtime music. The home is at 10 North Fourth Street in downtown Columbia, Missouri,...
19th Century School Awaits Restoration
December 25, 2006
Article detailing the work of a restoration group working to convert the Benjamin Banneker School building in Parkville, Missouri, into a museum. Benjamin Banneker was a one-room, segregated school for...
25th Anniversary Issue
Entire issue of the magazine celebrating its 25th anniversary, with photos and chronology of environmental conservation in Missouri, starting in 1937.
A Million Reasons for Celebration
November 13, 2010
Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area is comprised of about 1.1 million acres with some of the nation's last tallgrass prairie. "The Flint Hills project uses voluntary, perpetual conservation easements...
A Movie Theater With Small-Town Charm
July 11, 2010
Short article about the Rio Theatre in downtown Overland Park and its owners. Includes many color photographs of interior and exterior.
A Win-Win for Prairie-Chickens and Ranchers
Missouri native grasslands, before European settlement, covered nearly half of the state and provided a home for hundreds of thousands of prairie-chickens. By 2010, only about 500 birds are scattered in...
Anita B. Gorman
This book contains one page personal accounts of the lives of numerous women from the Kansas City metro area, as well as their photograph. Includes Anita B. Gorman, Commissioner, Missouri Department of...
Anita Gorman's Work Enriched Environment and KC
July 14, 2005
Tribute to Gorman's 12 years as a commissioner with the Missouri Conservation Department.
Be Bear Wise in Missouri
Bears, once common in most of Missouri, were almost extinct in the State, but the population of black bears (Ursus americanus), is slowly increasing. "Somewhere between 300 and 500 bears are scattered...
Big Cat Was A Missouri Rarity
January 4, 2011
A mountain lion was located in Ray County, Missouri, and shot on Bob Littleton's property. The Missouri Mountain Lion Response team was thankful to discover the cat was a male. A female feline would have...
Big Game in the Big City
January 8, 2012
Article about the program that allows bow-hunting within the boundaries of Kansas City. The program, managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, is “designed to reduce deer and the problems they...
Biography of John Barber White (1847-1923), Lumber Magnate and Library Donor
Blue River is Flowing Toward a Cleaner Future
November 29, 2008
Efforts are underway to clean up the Blue River. The City is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to remove trash and blighted buildings and to clean the river polluted with industrial runoff and other...
Boosters Sketch Plans For Bingham Museum
February 26, 2008
A group of people are proposing an art museum be put in the old Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, in an effort to help generate money for the $10 million restoration of the courthouse...
June 24-30, 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters are currently based in Kansas City, Kansas, but plans for a move are underway. The EPA is considering a move into the former headquarters of Applebee's...
Closing a Green Gap
April 30, 2008
Article tells history of Bridging the Gap. The organization was founded in 1991 to faciliate recycling in Kansas City. It has grown into an umbrella group that works with more than 10 environmental groups...
Creating a Prairie Map of Missouri
Article on the importance and benefits of historic landscape mapping on the conservation work being done today. Walter Schroeder looks back on his work that was published in 1981 on the presettlement prairie...
Dam the Missouri Floods!
Brief article about the proposed engineering project on the Missouri River to be regulated by its own comprehensive federal agency, covering flood control, electrical energy, soil conservation, navigation,...
Denbigh Station and Experimental Forest
Article on an experimental forest project in North Dakota operated by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration to look for solutions to the problems caused by drought and soil...
Downtown Picks Up
Photos and article about the renovation to condos of the Union Carbide building between 10th and 9th streets on Baltimore. The Art Deco building is listed in the National Register of Historical Places...
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