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  • JANUARY 2009VOL. 70, NO. 1

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    11Mystic Plains COA

    15CFM ANNUAL CONVENTIONRegister Today

    NEWS & ISSUES

    THANK YOU

    TEAMING WITHWILDLIFE

    WildlifeMISSOURI

    Generous Contribut s

    Strategic Plan Update

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  • Many long years ago, beforethe Design for Conserva-tion Sales Tax was con-ceived or passed, my first

    day in class at Mizzou involved an houron the hard, cold seats of the PhysicsBuilding. Physics professors arerenowned for their, shall we say, clarity. Inthe world of Physics, things are measura-ble, black and white, and calculable. OurProfessor that very first morningwrenched the attention of all us hundredsof incoming Freshmen away from the dis-tractions of attempting to balance ourbrand-new separation from families,friends and homes with the social impli-cations of complete immersion in a wholenew environment and crowd of people.Not to mention the very real possibilitiesof academically sinking or swimming as aresult of our own performances. He musthave made this speech often before. Idon't remember his every word, but Iremember well his message.

    What grabbed our attention, and as itturned out, kept it rapt for an entiresemester, was this story: Millennia ago, inBabylon, a popular and intelligent kingwho appreciated the brilliant, successfuland prosperous society around him, tookit upon himself to capture the knowledgeof this society so the lessons might not belost for future generations. He asked thegreatest scientists, writers, politicians,merchantsall the great leaders of hissocietyto convene and set into writingthe wisdom of his people. Their effortsproduced many volumes and rivaled thearchives of Babylon in size. The Kingknew that there was much more in thesevolumes than anyone could possibly mas-ter in a lifetime. So he commanded thecouncil to reduce it all into one volume,then one essay, and finally into one sen-tence. Their product was considered per-fect and, to this day, much of the wisdomof this world is encapsulated in the simplesentence: There is no free lunch.

    This is just as true in conservation andnatural resources as it is in physics, orbusiness, or production agriculture. Nofarmer expects to harvest a bumper cropof corn or soybeans or to produce beef orpork without a significant upfront invest-ment and careful stewardship. Goodfarmers are easy to spot: they remain inbusiness year after year...through goodtimes and bad. Nowadays there are hugeconsequences to poor decisions. Yes,commodity prices are high...but so areoperational expenses. An unwise move

    here or there and one may well find them-selves losing money. Get in the habit ofimpulsive moves and one will soon be outof business. Can we in Missouri prosperwithout production agriculture? Certain-ly not! Ours is a diverse, varied landscape.We cannot afford to cast aside any com-ponent. As time goes by and our popula-tion increases, the demands on thoselands now in row crops, pastures, prairiesand forests will intensify. To make themost of what we have for the benefit ofour and the next generation will call forour very best decisions and actions.

    Here in Missouri we have great causefor optimism. But just as for the Babylo-nians of old or the landowners of today:there will be no free lunch. Historically,we Missourians have met and dealt withthe impossible. Repeatedly.

    In the 1930s we inherited a landscapeabused and overexploited with turkey,raccoon, bass, Canada geese, river otters,wood ducks and deer on the verge ofextinction. We citizens rallied and formedan agency to protect and nurture forests,fish and wildlife under the guidance ofgood science and with as much protectionfrom favoritism and politics as we couldprovide. Over the ensuing decades, theNorth American model for conservationcame into prominence. In our countryresident wildlife is owned by the people ofthe state, unlike in Europe where wildlifeis the property of individual landowners.The consequences of this fundamentaldifference are profound. Here seasonsand bag limits are set as a balance of thebest interests of the species of wildlife andof our society. There seasons, bag limitsand price are set by those who own theland. Hunting and fishing are the exclu-sive right of a privileged few in the OldWorld. Unfortunately this has too oftenresulted in hunting, fishing and trappingbecoming so exclusive that too few haveaccess to participate in Europe. The nextstep, as hunting, fishing or trapping loseparticipants, is for these activities to loserelevance to society as a whole. Beforeyou know it, foxhunting gets banned inEngland. Or bowhunting is outlawed farbeyond Sherwood Forest. History contin-ues to prove the North American modelfor conservation to be the most effectiveand most enduring model ever conceivedor implemented. Yet the North Americanmodel faces challenges as wellfunding.

    In the 1970sas revenues comingonly from permit fees and federal excisetaxes failed to fund conservation, even

    though our human population had dou-bled since the 1930's, we the people ofMissouri found a way to continue to suc-ceed in the Design for Conservation SalesTax. In that bold initiative, every citizenof Missouri became an owner/operator ofconservation. Each of us is responsiblefor and beneficiaries of the performanceof the agency we set up and for which wesecured funding.

    In the 1980s the fencerow to fencerowtillage necessary to survive the 1970spushed us near the top of the nationalchart in soil erosion. Our state parks wereranked 49th among the 50 states. WeMissourian imposed another designatedtax on ourselves, to fix this which has res-cued millions of tons of topsoil, enhancedgreatly the quality and quantity of cleanwater available to us and made ours (yearbefore last) the top state parks system inAmerica. Tourists now bring us millionsof dollars each year as they visit our stateparks and historic sites.

    These are three well-documentedmoments in history when we citizenshave risen to a great need and found aunique, effective solution. Now we haveover 5.8 million of us in Missouri, mil-lions more than lived in Missouri in the1930s. We have more acres of forest now.We have much greater production of agri-culture now. We have abundant deer andwild turkeys now. All at once and all onthe same landscape!

    Oh, yesthere are still challenges wemust face. Even one motor vehicle casual-ty on our highways in some way connect-ed to wildlife is too many. Even one squir-rel or raccoon in a cornfield hurts thesedays with commodity prices and expensesfor farming running high. But as we seeksolutions to the challenges of the day, let'snot forget the lessons of Babylon. There isno free lunch. Hunting, fishing, trapping,wildlife watching and forestry brought inover $10.5 BILLION to Missouri last year.Can we in Missouri prosper withoutwildlife, without conservation or withoutnatural resources? Certainly not! Wesimply cannot afford to ignore or castaside any renewable product of the land.To best address the needs of an uncertain

    future, we must take full advantage ofevery possibility today.

    What will it take for us to continue thelegacy of shrewd and effective stewardshipof land, water, forests, fish and wildlife inMissouri? If we agree, as every survey,poll, and public hearing suggests, that thevast majority of us desire well fundedstewardship protected fromfavoritismhow do we proceed? Westart, as we have in the past, with beingcertain of where we want to go. We havealways been able to find our own way,once the destination becomes clear.Come to the CFM convention at TheLodge of Four Seasons in February andbring your best insights and ideas.

    Dave MurphyCFM Executive Director

    2 J A N U A R Y 2 0 0 9

    No Free Lunch

    VIEW FROM THE STONE HOUSE

    WildlifeJanuary 2009Vol. 70, No. 1

    MISSOURI

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    COVER: A part of the legacy of Missouri quailhunting is now in the capable hands of youngEverett Knudsen. Photo courtesy of JohnKnudsen.

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  • Times are tough!! No question.As we enter a new year there willcontinue to be belt-tightening.CFM is not exempt. But we can

    make it if we all pull together with a com-mon goal of SURVIVAL!!

    Our winter Board meeting at the Col-lege of the Ozarks promises to generatelively discussions about how CFM willdeal with the challenges that face us.

    In order to move CFM forward, wehave committees at work addressing someof the problems that we now face.Richard Ash, Jr. has done an awesome jobof putting into perspective where CFMsits financially. He has made it clear thatour present mode of operation needs tobe changed. He is suggesting that we con-sider hiring a Development Officer tohead up our fundraising effort. At ourwinter meeting, the Board will be asked toconsider his recommendation.

    I have asked John Knudsen and RonColeman to look into ways to streamlineand standardize operations of ourresource committees. We will continue tomonitor, evaluate and ensure the relevanceof each of our committees. Some newones may be formed, some others may be

    combined, reworked or discontinued. It isup to us! Be sure to put your two centsworth in on this process. CFM will be bet-ter and more effective for your efforts.

    You will notice in this issue of MissouriWildlife that I have made some commit-tee chair and vice-chair changes. This isnot an indictment against those who haveserved us well through the years, but I seeit as an opportunity to involve new mem-bers who are qualified to assume thoseleadership roles. These folks have theconnections and knowledge needed toadvise us on current concerns in their areaof expertise.

    Norman Leppo has volunteered to ini-tiate a program for contacting and solicit-ing corporations and foundations fordonations on behalf of CFM. He is alsoworking with Bass Pro Shops to updateour current video and make it more rele-vant for use as a fundraising and mem-

    bership recruiting tool.Yes, we have many daunting challenges

    before us. But we continue our efforts tomake CFM well prepared for the uncer-tainties of the future. Thanks to each ofyou who make CFM possible with yourgenerous donations of time and money.Our strength lies entirely in your capablehands. I believe we outdoors folks are themost positive, most imaginative, mostcapable in our society. Together, we willalways find ways to make thingsworkwe always have. We will chargeahead to meet the challenges before ussometimes in uncharted waters. Beassured that we appreciate your support.YOU ARE OUR STRENGTH. And in allyou do, remember to include our youth.They are our future.

    Glenn D. ChambersPresident, CFM

    M I S S O U R I W I L D L I F E 3

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  • 4 J A N U A R Y 2 0 0 9

    We have all experienced get-ting turned around inthe woods. Anyone whohas spent any time in

    forested landscapes understands howeasily one can get confused regardingdirections and intended travel routes. Ifone does not take corrective action whenthis occurs, he or she can get completelylost. Solutions to losing our way are torefer to a map, or a compass, or to climbto a higher vantage point where we cansee far ahead of where we are. All ofthese options allow us to get a betterperspective than the ground-levelvision that confused us in the first place.

    Wildland owners are often exposed toa similar problem being so involved inthe day-to-day tasks of owning andmanaging their property, that they loseperspective on the long-term journey.Similar to a lost hiker, a wildland ownerwho is aimlessly moving from project-to-project, without a clear course, is notlikely to get to their ultimate destination.Simply wanting to end up in a certainplace, does not necessarily get you there.We know that getting lost in the woodscan lead to very dangerous conse-quences. Similarly, there are manythreats that face family-owned wild-lands, or wetlands, without adequatesuccession plans in place. Getting loston the succession-planning journey canhave serious repercussions for the landyour love, and your family. Develop-ment of the land, mismanagement of thetimber resources, estate taxes that force asale, financial pressures on children anddisinterested heirs are but a few of thedangers that await the unprepared. Ittakes real effort and work to stay oncourse and to successfully pass a familywildland to future generations. Manyfamily-owned properties are intended tobe passed to the next generation, butmost owners have done little or no plan-ning to assure the property remainsintact. A wildland without a successionplan is, in effect, a plan to fail. It is anopen invitation to real estate developers,or other potential owners, with goalsvastly different from yours.

    The first step in creating a successionplan for your property is to know whereyou want to go a vision statement.Sheila Murray Bethel, a noted businessconsultant once said, One of the mostcourageous things you can do is to iden-tify yourself, know who you are, whatyou believe in, and where you want to

    go. A vision statement for a family-owned wildland or wetland, accomplish-es just that. A vision statement shouldbe a statement about your dreams, aboutyour passion. It should capture theessence of your desire for the woodlandsthat are so important to your family. Itshould be clear and concise. A visionstatement does NOT contain specificgoals, or strategies. It does NOT tell howyou are going to get there. It simplystates where you want to go. It defineswhy you own this property. A visionstatement becomes a road map for yoursuccession plans. Examples of properlydesigned vision statements could be:

    To provide hunting and recreationalopportunities to our children and theirfamilies

    To maximize the long term revenuepotential of the timber resources for cur-rent and future generations of our family

    To permanently maintain andmanage the shallow-water wetland habi-tat for resident and migrating species ofwaterfowl, and other wildlife

    A properly constructed vision state-ment should frame the owners ultimategoal for the benefit of anyone makingdecisions regarding the farm or wildlandnow, or in the future. It is the beginningof the blueprint for the operating deci-sions, as well as the estate planning deci-sions, later on.

    Once a vision statement is in place, amission statement, and specific goals canbe identified. For example, if we take thefirst vision statement (above), a missionstatement for that particular farm couldbe:

    To implement timber managementpractices that produce sustainable longterm wildlife habitat

    Then, specific operating objectives(goals) flow easily from that missionstatement:

    Conduct a timber inventory, thiswinter

    Conduct TSI (Timber StandImprovement) on stands 1, 2 & 3, nextyear, with an emphasis on mast produc-tion, and den trees

    Conduct a professionally managedtimber sale on stands 4 & 5 in the nextfive years, to produce revenue, and tocreate young growth (browse) for deer

    Create additional edge habitat byplanting field borders in native warmseason grass, and creating five edge-feathering sites

    Establish a properly designed trust

    to manage the farm when we are unableto do so

    Communicate our intentions toour heirs

    The real value of a vision statement isthat it provides a roadmap for the wood-land owner when he/she is faced withcomplex and difficult decisions. Forinstance, suppose a husband and wifeown 160 acres of prime Ozark timber-land, which they have managed withcare for decades. They want to pass theirland, in tact, to their three children andgrandchildren. However, they are con-cerned about the development pressuresthe heirs may face in the future. Whenthey sit down with their advisory team(CPA, attorney, financial advisor, andconsulting forester) to make long termplans regarding their wildland, they maybe presented with a confusing array oflegal and financial choices regardingestate taxes, gifting, trust provisions,insurance, easements, and the like.These choices can be complicated, andoverwhelming. It would be easy for thiscouple to lose their way, unless they areable to keep their eye on the big picture on what is most important to them. Inother words, it would be easy to get lostin the forest, by focusing only on thetrees! However, a properly designedvision statement can provide the highaltitude perspective they need to stay ontrack. It should keep them focused onthe ultimate goal, and allow them to sortthrough all of the various choices infront of them, selecting only the onesthat best accomplish their vision.

    Hundreds of thousands of acres inthis state alone are destined to changehands in the next several decades, as the

    current generation of owners ages andsubsequently needs to hand the reignsover to the next generation of their fami-ly. These children and grandchildrenmay not be fully prepared for thisresponsibility. The individual heirs maynot always see eye-to-eye with eachother. Many times, they have differentperspectives and different skill sets thanthe current owners. These real worldissues add difficulty to the task of trans-ferring the farm, wildland, or wetland inthe manner the owner wishes to transferit. Every citizen in this state will beaffected by the success (or lack of suc-cess) of these individual intra-familytransfers. The ultimate success of theseownership transfers is crucial to thefuture of our natural resources, and allwho depend on them for recreation,jobs, clean water, clean air, or the beautythey add to our lives. Our wildlands, andour heirs, deserve our best efforts tochart a clear course for preserving thisgreat resource. The journey begins withidentifying and articulating the ownersvision So, how good is your road map?

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  • M I S S O U R I W I L D L I F E 5

    New Program Helps Travelers Ensure

    A Cleaner MissouriMissouris scenic views, breathtak-

    ing rivers, lakes and streams, well-maintained state park system and richhistory inspire millions to travel to theShow-Me State each year. As they maketheir way across the state, many of thesetourists are also looking for ways toreduce their impact on Missouris air,land and water quality.

    Gov. Matt Blunt recently directedthe Missouri Department of NaturalResources to develop a program thatcan help travelers locate lodging facili-ties in Missouri that work to protect theenvironment. The department is creat-ing a voluntary certification programfor Missouris lodging industry to helpidentify environmentally responsiblepractices, and will verify and recognizebusinesses that choose to participate.

    Information to apply for this pro-gram will soon be available on the Mis-souri Department of Natural ResourcesWeb site. In the meantime, hotels andmotels interested in going green canfind tips in the departments fact sheet,Going Green with Hotels and Motels,on the departments Web site atwww.dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub2274.pdf.

    CFM Strategic PlanningA joint meeting of the CFM Devel-

    opment Committee and the CFMStrategic Planning Committee was heldNovember 5, 2008. President GlennChambers chaired the meeting.

    One purpose of the meeting was tofamiliarize the Strategic PlanningCommittee with the DevelopmentCommittees plans and to discuss waysto aid if possible. Another purpose wasto discuss ways for the Federation tobetter utilize the CFM resource com-mittees information and resolutions

    that are a major guide for our yearlyactivities. Following are recommenda-tions that will be made to the CFMboard, probably at the January boardmeeting:

    We suggest that the presidentappoint one or two board members tocoordinate the resource committeeactivities. Resource committees shouldbe encouraged to meet more than onceeach year.

    Resource committee chairs shoulddevelop an agenda for the coordinatorsand president before each meeting.The agenda should be published beforethe meeting.

    Resource committee chairs, if theyare not board members, should beinvited to board meetings. Theyshould, on occasion, be invited toreport committee activities.

    The Strategic Planning Committeeshould study ways to better involveCFM affiliates.

    The Strategic Planning Committeeshould consider the possibility of rein-stating the district director system.

    Scholastic Shooting TrustThree school shooting teams

    received grants from the ScholasticShooting Trust to help fund teamexpenses.

    The University of Missouri ShootingTeam received a $12,670 grant, whichwill provide the opportunity for theteam to practice more, compete inadditional tournaments and improvecompetitiveness. Currently, the teamhas 28 members and competes at colle-giate tournaments from Iowa toWyoming. Larry Potterfield, Presidentof MidwayUSA Foundation, said, Thegrant from the Scholastic ShootingTrust will provide an opportunity forthe team members to become betterand for the best shooters to participatein the competitions. The University ofMissouri Shooting Team is a club sport

    at the University of Missouri andplaced fourth in the 2008 ACUI ClayTarget National Championships.

    The Columbia FFA Shooting Teamreceived a $5,000 grant that increases theopportunities for high school youths inColumbia to compete on a shootingteam. The Columbia FFA Team is com-posed of both Hickman High Schooland Rockbridge High School studentsand is coached by Chuck Miller, the FFAinstructor for both schools. Potterfieldsaid,With this grant, we look forwardto more kids having the chance to com-pete. The team competes in FFA tour-naments around the state.

    The Southern Boone High SchoolFFA Shooting Team received a $300grant that will allow the team to affordmore practice time and participate inmore tournaments. The SouthernBoone High School FFA Team iscoached by Doug Roderick, the FFAinstructor. Potterfield said, The kidsat Southern Boone High School willhave a much better opportunity tocompete on a shooting team now andwe look forward to seeing support forthe team grow. The team competes in

    FFA tournaments around the state.The Scholastic Shooting Trust was

    formed to provide funding for shootingsports education in traditional publicand private high schools, colleges anduniversities, so that participating stu-dents can improve their confidence, dis-cipline and leadership skills. Alumni,families of team members and commu-nity members fund the grants throughdonations to the Scholastic ShootingTrust so that youths have a betteropportunity to compete in the shootingsports. The Trust (www.scholastic-shootingtrust.org) is a mission of theMidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. startedby Larry and Brenda Potterfield in 2007to support education in shootingsports, hunting, firearms safety andoutdoor skills.

    For more information or to sched-ule an interview with Larry Potterfield,please contact Curt Morgret at 573-447-5158 or email Curt at [email protected]

    Welcome CFM New Members

    Bill Ambrose, Jefferson CityEugene Anderson, Shawnee Mission, KSPaul Barish, OFallonBill Bergh, Jefferson CityMarcella Blum, Saint CharlesDale Boschert, UnionSusan Boswell, SpringfieldMarvin Bringer, MaywoodJames Coe, FultonRobert Cope, Poplar BluffMichael Currier, ColumbiaCharles & Susie Davis, Platte CityR. John Davis, Jefferson CityEdgar Dickson, Saint LouisE. J. Doerschlen, DexterNina Duke, ChesterfieldRobert Dunning, GreenwoodBrent Eaker, FlorissantErnest Eddy, Saint LouisAllison Fischer, SedaliaJames Fowler, Kansas CityRick Gaffney, Saint CharlesGershman Investment Corporation,

    Saint LouisMary Ann Goodell, Pleasant HillTommy Gordon, ChesterfieldMatt Gray, ColumbiaWildred Grover, BeulahRobert Hausam, SedaliaDebbie Hirchak, TroyMargaret Horner, ColumbiaDarold Hughes, Grant City

    NEWSA COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM AROUND THE STATEAND ISSUES

    The Mizzou Shooting Team receives a $12,670check from the Scholastic Shooting Trust.

    From left: Secretary Brenda Potterfield andPresident Larry Potterfield of the MidwayUSAFoundation present a check for $5,014 to theColumbia FFA Shooting team, represented byRuss Chambers, Brian Burkart, and FFAinstructor Chuck Miller.

    Doug Roderick, Southern Boone High SchoolFFA Instructor, and his FFA Shooting Teamreceive a check from the Scholastic ShootingTrust.

  • Bob Johnmeyer, Bowling GreenAudrey Jones, DawnJohn Knudsen, HermannHarry Major, MarshallBill McCully, GreenwoodDennis McDevitt, EldonDale Meyer, High HillMarlyn Miller, Jefferson City

    Kathleen Mueller, SmithvilleJohn Mutrux, Saint LouisJayne Niskey, WilliamsvilleMark Oehler, Reeds SpringNancy Pawol, Saint LouisHarold Pearson, LathropLloyd Peirce, AuroraElaine Pitts, Gower

    Al & Maxine Pohlman, RhinelandJoe Pollack, Saint LouisPhillip Polster, Saint LouisG. Harig Ruenzi, Saint LouisThomas Sager, RollaShirley Samples, Osage BeachGretchen Seielstad, WindsorChad Shoemaker, MexicoRobert Sieckhaus, Saint LouisBarry Smith, Saint LouisDavid Stull, Jefferson CityJoseph Sueme, Saint Louis

    Rafael Svilarich, GranbyCharlene Turnbo, High RidgeDonald Wall, KennettEdward Warmann, Saint CharlesHank Waters, ColumbiaAudrey Wegst, Shawnee Mission, KSCarolyn Wells, CaliforniaMichele Wells, Saint LouisJohn Wendleton, HermannKen White, SilexGene Whitmer, ChillicotheDennis Wilson, Saint James

    6 J A N U A R Y 2 0 0 9

    CFM ResolutionsProcess, Purpose And Function

    How does CFM come to aposition on a given issue?Where do we get our input?Whats the process? Does

    the CFM Board of Directors just decidewhat issues are important and take aposition or is there a democraticprocess? The answer; Committees andResolutions.

    The basis and position for the thingswe stand for and advocate starts withfolks like you. There is a process bywhich issues and concerns are formal-ized into official positions that CFMmembers and staff take action on. It allstarts with the issue itself and someonewho would like to advance the issuethrough CFM in order to have theorganization take an official positionand thereby take action.

    The first step is to draft a resolutionstating the issue and desired position forCFM to take. This resolution is present-ed to the appropriate Resource Commit-tee at the CFM Convention that is heldeach year. There are presently 16 resourcecommittees. They cover a wide array ofareas. Some of these committees haveexisted for many years. Others were cre-ated more recently and are based on highinterest in a specific problem or resource.

    These Resource Committees are asfollows: Archery Camping, Hiking Trails & Water

    Sports Conservation Education, Youth

    Activites, Public Information &Wildlife Week

    Deer, Wild Turkey & Ruffed Grouse Ecology, Environment & Energy Fisheries & Water Resources

    Forestry Global Warming Natural History & Wildlands Parks Quail & Quail Unlimited Rivers & Streams Small Game & Furbearers Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste &

    Recycling Sportsmans Rights, Firearms &

    Hunter Safety Waterfowl & Wetlands

    The only requirement to submit aresolution is official membership inCFM. Registration at the annual con-vention includes a membership, so whenyou come to present a resolution, youwill have met the membership require-ment and will be supporting CFM in thefuture. WHAT A GREAT DEAL! Also,anyone can join CFM at any time. Infor-mation on how to become a member isin this magazine and on our website.

    Though not required, it is recom-mended that resolutions be pre-filed.That means sending the resolution toCFM staff prior to the convention. Pre-filed resolutions have priority in theResource Committee meetings and arefirst on the agenda in the order of busi-ness.

    These Resource Committee meetingsare held on Saturday morning of theconvention. Resolutions from the floorare also accepted. Whether pre-filed orfrom the floor, its advisable for you oranother advocate for the resolution topresent it in the appropriate ResourceCommittee. There are always questionsand discussion, and it helps to have thesponsor of the resolution there to fieldthese questions and defend it. There is

    usually limited time for discussion, sogood information always helps. Afterdiscussion, the resolution is voted on.Everyone attending the committeemeeting is eligible to vote.

    If the resolution passes in committee,the next step in the approval process isthe Resolutions Committee on Saturdayafternoon of the convention. In thiscommittee, all the resolutions thatpassed through the 16 Resource Com-mittees are read, discussed and voted on.This committees function is to check forresolution quality and need and isanother critical step in the approvalprocess. If the resolution passes out ofthe Resolutions Committee, it is pre-sented in the General Assembly on Sun-day morning of the convention.

    The General Assembly is the finalstep and the toughest to get a resolutionthrough in many cases. Again, in thismeeting the resolution is read, discussedand voted on. The members take thisstep very seriously and it is really the lit-mus test for a resolution. If it passes outof the General Assembly then it is adopt-ed as part of CFMs official platform.

    After this, and depending on theissue, CFM staff and/or membership acton the issue in some way. Many times,the initial action is to contact the appro-priate group, agency or individual.Depending on the result or responsefrom this communication further actionby staff and members may be needed.

    This is a very brief description andguide for how CFM arrives at a positionon a given issue. The real strength ofCFM comes from our diverse member-ship and excellent staff. The resolutionsprocess is an important tool to developadvocacy for issues and concerns pertain-ing to conservation and natural resources.If there is an issue or cause that you thinkCFM should be an advocate for, we inviteyou to use this process. It works well, andis at the heart of the success and accom-plishments in the area of conservationand natural resources in Missouri.

    For more information, contact CFMstaff at (573) 634-2322.

    John KnudsenResource Committee Coordinator

    CFM Board Member

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  • M I S S O U R I W I L D L I F E 7

    SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES

    Meteorologists know a lotabout summer thunder-storms that are causedwhen warm and moist air

    heated by the sun rises into colder air athigher altitudes. Thunderstorms thatoccur at other times of the year, trig-gered by weather fronts that lift warmair into colder and stable air aloft, arenot as well understood.

    In a research and educational projectto understand how non-summer thun-derstorms are triggered by a processcalled elevated convection, PatrickMarket, associate professor of atmos-pheric sciences, will lie in wait for thesecold and warm fronts to roll acrossColumbia. Then, he and his studentswill launch weather balloons before,during and after the weather event toget a clearer look at what the atmos-phere is doing.

    These balloons, and the radiosondesstrung under them, will continuouslyradio temperature, wind direction andvelocity, humidity, altitude and locationback to the team. This information, com-ing from different locations around thefront, will give the researchers a moreprecise look at the dynamics that causethese storms to grow, mature and die.

    Market says it is important to under-stand these kinds of thunderstormsbecause they are some of the mostprodigious rainmakers around. InColumbia in 1996, a boundary layerthunderstorm dumped 19 inches ofrain on the city, creating flash floods. Asimilar event in 2006 dropped 15 inchesin just a few hours.

    In winter, elevated convection thun-derstorms can result in thundersnow a thunderstorm that can producedangerous amounts of ice and snow, aswell as thunder and lightning.

    It is rare that researchers get aweather balloon into elevated convec-tion conditions. Missouri has only oneweather station that launches the craft,and then only twice a day at predeter-mined times.

    MUs weather balloons will belaunched when radar and other meth-ods show that an elevated thunder-storm event is approaching. The bal-loons will then travel upward throughthe rising layer, showing how rapidlythe storm is growing, how much energyit contains and how much moisture isavailable.

    By passing through the tops of theelevated convection, the researchers will

    be able to determine its vertical dimen-sions. The balloons can reach altitudesas high as 16 miles above almosteven the strongest storms characteris-tic anvil top.

    The student meteorologists will cap-ture and analyze the data. As suchfronts with the characteristics neededare fairly rare; Market thinks that it willtake four to five years for enough datato be gathered.

    Market expects to see the elevatedconvection phenomena occur along awarm front, which acts like a wedge,acting like an upended scoop shovel,with the thinnest end at the front.When a cold front is involved, warm airnear the surface is lifted upward. Awarm front will take cold air and pushit higher into the atmosphere. Theresulting instability can trigger a thun-derstorm.

    Where and under what circum-stances these thunderstorms develop asthey ride up on the wedge is of keeninterest to meteorologists. Predictingthunderstorm development in these sit-uations can be tricky as storms canoccur 100 miles before and after theactual front, depending on how power-ful the convection and available mois-

    ture and energy.

    Reprinted with permission of Mizzou Weekly

    Up, Up And Away For Weather ScienceAtmospheric Science Students Track Non-Summer Thunderstorms

    Atmospheric science students working withProfessor Market are launching weather bal-loons around Columbia to study the process ofhow non-summer thunderstorms develop. Theballoons they use can reach altitudes of morethan 16 miles above the Earth.

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    The start of each New Year is tra-ditionally filled with resolu-tions. A great resolution for2009 is to start recycling at

    home, and the Missouri Department ofNatural Resources has a few suggestionsto help you get recycling, reducing andreusing.

    When it comes to recycling at home,convenience is the key. Placing bins orboxes next to trash cans in a few areasof the house is the best way to collectyour recyclables. Not many peoplewant to walk from one end of a houseto the other just to recycle a piece ofpaper, so having multiple locations will

    encourage family members to partici-pate. Bathrooms are a great place forbins to hold items like shampoo andsoap bottles and empty rolls of bath-room tissue.

    Some common items that can berecycled include office paper, newspaper,aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles,cardboard, and #1 and #2 plastic bottles.Before going to great lengths to fill yourhouse with recycling bins, contact yourcity or county and find out what is recy-cled in your area and if there is curbsidepick up. This information can also befound at http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/rrr/countyrecycling.htm.

    It never hurts to reduce your wastebefore you need to recycle. While shop-ping, look for items that are sold inbulk or that have less packaging. Pur-chasing items like juice, pudding orsnacks in large containers rather thanindividual serving sizes reduces theamount of trash you produce. If youreceive lots of unsolicited junk mail athome, call the companies and ask to betaken off their mailing lists. Considerreceiving electronic bank and creditcard statements and paying bills onlineto save paper.

    Lastly, look around the home andsee what is reusable. Many items like

    televisions and electronics, as long asthey still work, can be donated toGoodwill, the Salvation Army or thriftshops. Many other items includingclothing and furniture can also bedonated to charity rather than endingup in a landfill. Glass jars can becleaned out and reused as containersfor nuts and bolts, beads, or candy.Newspaper can be used to wrap a giftfor friends and family or used thisspring in flower beds under mulch tohelp reduce weeds.

    With a little effort and some creativi-ty in your home, 2009 can be a great yearfor recycling, reducing and reusing!

    New Year A Great Time To Start Recycling At Home

    REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

  • 8 J A N U A R Y 2 0 0 9

    A Word of AppreciationThese are exceptionally tough times. Every day we hear sad stories of companies, families and individu-

    als suffering the consequences of economic conditions as they now are. No doubt about it, there are lim-its to the resources available to each and every one of us. We each must carefully consider how we spend

    every penny. This is why we wanted to take this opportunity to publicly thank every one of you who so generously havechosen to support the Conservation Federation of Missouri in an exceptional way in 2008. Here is the list of all of you whohave given us $50 or more this year! Thank you very, very much for your support. We promise to make these dollars workas hard on behalf of outdoors folks, forests, fish and wildlife as you worked to earn them.

    R. AcuffAlvin AgnewJames & Sue AgnewJ. AkemanCarol AlbenesiusBen AlexanderMartin AltmanJames AmelungAMS AutomotiveLeslie AnderhubTom AndersonTom AndersonDouglas AndersonWilma AndersonAnderson Dairy

    Equipment, Inc.Kenneth AndrewsAndys Auto Care, Inc.Anglers of MissouriJames AnthonyFrankie ApplebyBarbara AptedNick & Malon ArgintArthur Ostmann

    General Cont.Carolyn AuckleyJames AuckleyGlen BakerJohn BakerJames BakerByron BantaEsther BantaJohn BardgettCarol BarnesShayne BarrJohn BarsantiRobert BarteauSteven BartlowBass Pro ShopsEarl BatesG. BaumHelmut BausWilliam BaxterJohn BaxterGary BeachKevin & Julie BeattieLeo BeckmannBecks Tire

    InternationalClyde BeemanCarl BelkenBill BellRoger BellThomas BellDorris BenderEdward BennettTerry BergerMarie BergmannHarry BerrierPeter BettonvilleDarrell BeyerBig Game HuntersBig River OilDonald BiggsJohn BirdCharles BlackwellRandy & Susanne

    BlaukatDave BlechaBarbara BledsoeBob D. Campbell &

    CompanyGerry BoehmGlenn BoettcherBarbara BohneDouglas BohneV. BolinEugene Bollin

    Bob BomgaarsBoone Electric Coop-

    erativeWilliam BosseThomas BottiniPaul & Connie

    BoudreauThad BoundsLinda BourgDoran BowenJames BowersDan BoylanGeraldine BradburnCharles BraderDennis BradyJack BraggMichael BrakeDale BrandJames BrandtDon BrasherJerry BrauerPaula BrewerBridlespur Hunt ClubJohn BriscoeJeffrey BrockPeggy BrockmanGeorge BrooksEugene BrooksJoyce BroughtonRobert BrownRobert BrownBrown Construction

    Company, Inc.Charles & Beverly

    BrownRaymond BruedigamNick BuchheitRobin BuckmanJames BuddeD. BuddeckeMike & Amy BuechlerJohn & Merrill

    BuettnerRaymond BuhrRoger BumgarnerWilliam BumgarnerRobert BurkeybileKelly BurlisonW. BurtelowBusken Construction

    CorporationLeland BussellNeil ButteigerByerly Trailer & Mfg.

    Co., Inc.Cabool Lease, Inc.Randy CampbellEdward CampbellCampbell-Lewis

    Funeral Home, Inc.Capital City Fly FishersCapital Sand

    Company, Inc.John CappsLeo CardettiDan & Judy CareyFrances CarmackGeorge CarrTom CarrThomas CarrollEarl CarrowRobert CarterArthur CarterRichard CarverJim CasperRichard CavenderDon CavendorCentral Bank

    Central MO Chap.Safari Club International

    Glenn ChambersCharlies Barber ShopChemisphere Corp.George ChesneyChester L. Harvey Co.,

    Inc.Bryan ChilcuttDoyle ChildersMike ChouinardMike ChristopherDarrell ChronisterStephen ChurchillCitizens Telephone Co.E. ClapperWayne ClarkRobert ClarksonGerald ClaryEdward ClaytonJohn CleekJohn ClotfelterRick & Melissa ClunnBlaine CoffeyColdwater Outing &

    Game PreserveThomas CollierClint CollierCleo ColvilleJohn CommerfordCongregational

    Charity CommitteeThomas ConleyConservation Founda-

    tion ofMissouriCharitable Trust

    Sam CookH. CookeLon CookseyThomas CooperAnn CorriganShirley CostleyPhilip CottHannah CoulsonNicholas CouperMary CovellDavid CowanFreddie CoxTed CoxJohn CoxDavid CraftsW. CraigmilesBill CrawfordMike CreceliusSusan CreelJohn CresonPawnee CresonJeanne CrewsMike CrockerRich CronemeyerJohn CrosbyJohn CrouchAndrew CsernyikJoe & Denise

    CunninghamJo DaleWilliam DanforthLevenia DanielsRaymond DanielsHarold DaumAnthony DausDaves Custom

    Woodworking, Inc.Becki DavisBrent DavisRichard DawsonDiane Deckelman

    Gaston De La TorreLarry DeffenbaughJeffrey DeimekeJoe DemandSusan DeMianAlfred DennisRichard DeshonAlfred DeShongDesigns for Tomorrow,

    Inc.Robert DettmerJeanne & Carl

    DeutschBarbara DevinoBart DevotiMarie DiemlerDale DierbergDietzmann

    Development Co.Kevin DixonRobert DoerffelJoseph DoeringHelen DohrHenry & Lorna DomkeQuintus DrennanAlbert DrewDerick DriemeyerChuck DruryRoger DruryLynn DSouzaAlbert DusingPatrick DwyerJames DyeStephen DyreksLeo EasonAaron EastJames EatonEcho Valley FoundationEd Keeven Sod Co.James & Barbara

    EddyJack EdmistenThomas EganRussell EggeringChristine EichelsbachBarbara EichenseerEllison-Auxier

    Architects, Inc.Russell & Louise

    ElsberryJoe EngelnBrad EnkeJames ErnstMike EsteyDaniel EvansSheri EwingLaura FaengerJeffrey FallsJay FallsFarmers Co-OpRichard FavreFehlig Bros. Box &

    Lumber CompanyFestus-Crystal City

    Chapter CFMJacob FialaWilliam FieldCharles FillmoreC. FillmoreLinda FischerDavid FisherHoward FisherJacob FizerDavid FlemingThomas FloodVirginia FogersonJerry FollenForrest Keeling Nursery

    Ruth ForsmanW. FosterLoren FosterChance FosterMerle FoxFrank Ancona HondaBruce FreinerBetty FrisbieJohn FugeFusselman Salvage

    CompanyLeslie GaffnerArthur GagnonRobert GainesJames GambleShirley GansGene GardnerR. GarrettCarl GarrettLee GarrisonWilliam GarrisonKenneth GentschJules GerardHenry GerhardtEugene GerkeGershman Investment

    CorporationTim GibilterraBeverly GieselmanJames GieselmannJoan & Thomas GilleyWesley GingrichLarry GirardinJerome GlickKenneth GnuseJoe GogelRobert GoodL. GoodinTimothy GordonJohn GouldingGrace Energy Corp.Michael GradyDick GrahamBernice GrandstaffGray Manufacturing

    Company, Inc.Great Rivers

    Distributing Co., Inc.Thomas GredellTyler GreenJ. GreenNelson GreenlundGreenway NetworkGregory Construction,

    Inc.Margaret GroetschHarold GroggerSteven GrossmanEdward GrossmannShawn GruberWilliam GuintherBerkeley GuntherW. HaagTom HaberbergerMichael & Kathryn

    HaggansMark HahnE. HahsNatalie HalpinJames HamJohn HambackerDavid HamiltonWilliam HammondJohn HammonsHerman HanleyPeter HansenDonald HansonJoe Hardy

    Arthur HaringMilt HarperM. HarrisC. HarrisHugh HarrisBruce HarshmanDavid HartleyGeorge & Debra

    HartnettFrederick & Louis

    HartwigMark HaskinsFred HaunoldRobert HausamDan HavensRenate HawkinberryRobert HaydenDennis HaydenIvan HayworthHazelrigg AutomotiveThomas HeegerKenneth HefnerVicki HeidyJordan HeimanMickey HeitmeyerLoring HelfrichJames HelveyMark HemanGerald HerefordHermann Oak Leather

    CompanyDon HerrellGeorge HershbergerJohn HerwegRandy HerzogEarl HeuslerRick & Tina HeuslerJeffrey HillBill HillEdwin HillRay HillmanRay HindmanWarren HintonDennis HoetteDaniel HofJo HoffmanWayne HoffmanHoffman Plumbing &

    Heating, Inc.June HoffmannMike HoffmannNellie HohnsenHolcim US Inc.Clayton HollatzEvelyn HolmesThomas HoltmeyerRick HoltonGeorge HomanGarnet HoodC. HookSally HookerCharles HookerGeorge & Linda

    HooverLawrence HordRichard HornerDavid HornerReggie HouseholderAlan HowaldGerald HoxworthDavid HoyMike & Sarah HubbardSally HubbardRobert & Ruby

    HuismanJohn HumeLarry & Joan HummelJames Humphrey

    Wayne HumphreyPatricia HursterMargaret HurtRichard HustonRobert HuttingerThomas HuttonEdward ImoIndependents Service

    CompanyMike IngramJoyce InmanPaul InmanMike & Teresa IttnerElizabeth JacksonAlvin JacobsBrad JacobsJake & Gerry JacobsPatricia JanovskyJason JenkinsFrederik JepsenCharles JohnsonConnie JohnsonC. JohnsonJames JohnsonDean JohnsonRichard JonesHilda JonesJoplin Supply CompanyDavid JoslynJim JoyFrank JulianSilvia JurissonLou & Sherry

    KampelmanKansas City Safari

    Club InternationalArthur KarrStuart & Susan KeckStanley KelleighKeller Construction

    CompanyJudy KelleyWilliam KelleyRuth KelleyDuane & Cosette KellyRosemary KellyBonnie KemnerRobert KemnerKenbeck CompanyMarcella KennedyHarold KernsRobert KerrJohn KeyKiefner Brothers, Inc.Donald KienstraJ. KimTom KinderRobert KindleMartin KingBobby KingGordon KinneBill KirganJudd KirkhamJohn KirseFred KnelangeMary KnickmeyerEd KniepRichard KoenigT. KohlerKevin KohneNeil KomosnyJeff KoppelmanMartha KoppelmannRichard KramerStephen KrebsCarl KremerLeon KridelbaughRuss & Kim Krohn

    Janice KrooneClarence KruseRichard KuehlRalph KuhlmanThomas KulowiecJames KummerWilliam KurtzKeith KuschelAnn KutscherJames KwonL & J Plumbing SupplyMelvin LaGalleTom LagermannLake Waukomis Assn.Paul LambRobert LambergLambert Field Rod &

    Gun ClubBurnell LandersGeorge LandreGary LangeLeo LantsbergerPhilip LanyonElmer & Judith LarkeyAllen LavatureRaymond LeeRobert LeechJoel & Lee LeMasterDarryl LemenRoy LemonJohn LewisLillian LewisMarian LiddyGordon & Sharon

    LightsA. LindburgCharlie LindquistMark LittekenLogan A. Gresham

    CompanyC. LombardiGlenn LongworthMaurice LonswayRaymond LortonMark LoydMichael LucasAlice LucashBill LyddonFrancis LynchRobert MaackJason MacPhersonEugene MaggardRobert MahonMolly MaloneL. MangumGene MareschalPhyllis MaritzSteve MaritzMark Twain Area

    Quail UnlimitedJim MarkelRobert & Dianne

    MarshakFelix MartinDavid MartinEdward MartinDaniel MasseyDavid MastersonRichard MattAlbert MattlerL. MaudlinJohn MauzeyRobert MayerJim McCollumBill McCullyJohn McDanielRonald McDanielJames McDonald

  • M I S S O U R I W I L D L I F E 9

    C O N S E R V A T I O N F E D E R A T I O N O F M I S S O U R I A F F I L I A T E S

    Anglers of MissouriBig Game HuntersBridlespur Hunt ClubCapital City Fly FishersCentral Missouri Chapter Safari ClubColdwater Outing & Game PreserveFestus/Crystal City Conservation ClubGreenway NetworkHeavens AnglersJefferson County CoonhuntersLambert Field Rod & Gun ClubMark Twain Area Quail UnlimitedMid Missouri Trout UnlimitedMidwest Diving CouncilMississippi Valley Duck HuntersMississippi Valley Gun Club

    Missouri Association of Meat ProcessorsMissouri Bass FederationMissouri Bird Conservation InitiativeMissouri Bow HuntersMissouri Conservation Agents AssociationMissouri Consulting Foresters AssociationMissouri Department of AgricultureMissouri Ducks Unlimited State CouncilMissouri Forest Products AssociationMissouri Hunting Heritage FederationMissouri Native Seed AssociationMissouri Parks & Recreation AssociationMissouri Parks AssociationMissouri Prairie FoundationMissouri River ReliefMissouri Ruffed Grouse Society

    Missouri Smallmouth AllianceMissouri Sport Shooting AssociationMissouri State Campers AssociationMissouri State Council Quail UnlimitedMissouri Taxidermist AssociationMissouri Trappers AssociationMissouri Trout Fishermans AssociationMissouri Waterfowl AssociationMissouri Whitetails UnlimitedMissouri Wild Turkey FederationMissourians OutdoorsMO Chapter of the Wildlife SocietyMO Chapter Soil & Water ConservationMO Hunter Education Instructors AssociationMonett Sportsman LeagueNortheast Missouri Coonhunters

    Northside Conservation FederationOpen Space CouncilOwensville HS Hunting & Fishing ClubOzark Fly FishersOzark Wilderness Waterways ClubPerry County Sportsman ClubPomme De Terre Chapter MuskiesSaint James Civic ClubSouth Side DivisionSouthwest Missouri Fly FishersTipton Farmers & Sportsman ClubUnited Bow Hunters of MissouriWecomo Sportsman ClubWild Elk Institute of MissouriWildlife Society of Missouri State University-Windsor Lake Rod & Gun Club

    Michael McDonaldHervey McGaughMichelle McGrathJoAnn McHenryPaul McKeeRonald McLaughlinMartha McLeanJohn McPheetersJoyce McRobertsGreg McVicarFred MedlockDennie MeekerGary MehlhornMarty MeierNancy MeiklejohnEdwin MeissnerDonald MellerMelton Machine &

    Control Co.Alton & Sharon MercerRick MerrittWalter MertzSally MetzLaVerne MeuthEdward MeyerDave MeyerJohn MeyerJohn MeyerAndrew MeyerArnold MeysenburgMitch MichaudMark MichniokJacqueline

    MiddlehampGeorge MiddletonMidwest Diving

    CouncilMinnie MiehlMike Shannons Steak

    & SeafoodDoris MillerRobert MillerJefferson MillerJames MillerMelissa MillerRobert MillerWayne MillingtonMitchell MillsMillstone Foundation,

    Inc.Mississippi Valley

    Duck HuntersMississippi Valley

    Gun ClubMissouri Association

    of Meat ProcessorsMissouri Bass

    FederationMissouri Bird

    Conservation InitiativeMissouri Bow HuntersMissouri Department

    of ConservationMissouri Chapter of

    the Wildlife SocietyMissouri Conservation

    Agents AssociationMissouri Conservation

    Heritage Missouri Consulting

    Foresters Assoc.Missouri Deer Hunters

    AssociationMissouri Ducks

    UnlimitedMissouri Forest Prod-

    ucts AssociationMissouri Parks &

    Recreation Assoc.Missouri Parks Assoc.Missouri Ruffed

    Grouse SocietyMissouri Smallmouth

    AllianceMissouri Sport

    Shooting Assoc.Missouri State

    Campers Assoc.Missouri State Council-

    Quail UnlimitedMissouri Taxidermist

    AssociationMissouri Trappers

    AssociationMissouri Trout Fisher-

    mens AssociationMissouri Waterfowl

    AssociationMissouri Whitetails

    UnlimitedMissouri Wild Turkey

    FederationLynn MitchellLeRoy MitchellMO Hunter Ed

    Instructors Assoc,Inc.

    MO Show-me ChapterSoil & Water Conservation

    Tom MockOlen MonseesArturo MontesHoward MoonBrett MooreMichael & Janis

    MoranArthur MoreyHarvey MorganCarl MoritzHarry MorleyJeanne Morrel-

    FranklinHarvey MorrisPatricia MortRoger MortonStewart MortonRon MoserSteve MowryFrank MuehlbachAdolph MuellerDavid MuenksDon & Diana MulickBarbara MungenastJames MurphyGeorge MurphyBill & Patsy MurphyJohn MutruxRuth MyersRichard & Esther Myers

    William NashRichard NashTom NaughtJohn NeichterLarry NeilLorraine NelsonJ. NewsomThomas NicholsAlexander NicozisinCarol NorrenbernsNorthside Conserva-

    tion FederationMildred NybladKeith & Trudy

    OberbeckJames OberholzStephen OberleFrank & Judy OberleObermoeller Graphic

    DesignWilliam OBrienDennis OBrienJohn & Anita OConnellRock OlendorffJanet OlligesOpen Space CouncilCharlie OReillyLarry & Nancy OReillyRichard OrfOrscheln Farm &

    Home SupplyOsage Canoes, LLCLarry OsalkowskiGerald OswaldCal & Peggy OwensJohn OwensOzark Fly FishersOzark Wilderness

    WaterwaysJorge ParadeloMichael PardeeSara & Scott PauleyRichard ParkhurstPaul PassananteKeith PaulPaul Dusselier Base-

    ment Co.Donald PauleDon PaulsenPat PaytonJoseph PelloquinJohn PelusoCynthia PenceClayton & Monica

    PerryPerry County

    Sportsman ClubGrant PetersPeterson

    Manufacturing Co.Harry PfeiferAndrew PhippsBarbara PickettGlenn PickettGlen PierceApril PilandLucille PinkleyWilliam PiperHarold PippinRonald Piskorski

    Pat PlacePlatte County Farm

    BureauPlatte County Univer-

    sity of MissouriDonald PloesserDavid PohlPomme De Terre

    MuskiesMichael PostalBrenda PotterfieldDick PouchB. & Marie PraterRichard PrattDennis PrengerJerry PresleyAlbert PriceOdell ProctorDoug ProschPurina Mills, Inc.

    St. Joseph PlantLyle PursellQuality Deer Manage-

    ment Assoc. -Gateway Chapter

    Dean QuallsTom QuigleyJoyce QuigleyGus RaekerKenneth RathBrian RathsamThomas RaveillKurtis ReegBrad ReimalDonald RichardsonD. RichterErma RinamanKenneth RineyCharles RineyJohn RingwaldJon RisdalB. RisseFredric RissoverDebbie RistigPaul RitchieJohn RobbinsKevin & Christine

    RobersonBobby RobertsonDaniel RobinsonCharles RockRock Hill Quarries

    CompanyAudrey RockettRockwood BankVernon RodenVirginia RodmanThomas RoehrMichael RoellConnie RoesslerFrederick RogersDon RoneMichael RoperE. RouseMarvin RoussetMartin RudloffG. RuenziGordon RuleLewis RushHertha Russell

    Jim & Mary RussellWendy RustGeorge RuwweSterling & Mildred

    RyanDave RyersonThomas SagerCalvin SailerCharles SalveterJim SampleFred SandbotheJohn SandersCurtis SandersRobert SantambrogioDon SaxonP. SchaeferRobert SchaefferRaymond SchaeperSam SchalkEvelyn SchallonMike & Mossie

    SchallonLawrence SchmidtMichael SchmiederStephen SchmitzThomas SchneiderDorothy SchroellMarvin SchuetteGeorge SchueyClaire SchumannValerie SchumannHerbert SchwartzJoe ScottGilbert ScroggsJ. SearlesWalter SeegerThomas SehnertSara SeidlerE. SeidlerStephen SellersRobert SembJoan SesselDonna SetterbergOwen SextonShade Tree Service,

    Inc.John ShawR. ShearburnShelter InsuranceCharity SherringtonDaniel ShortGregorio SicardLyn SipesThomas SkalasDon SmileyGuyon SmithSallie SmithNorman SmithMichael SmithMelissa Smith-HeathSusan SmydraMary SmytheJames SnowdenVernon SongerM. SorensonSouth Side DivisionSouthern Real Estate

    & Financial Co.Harold SpainhourWilber Spalding

    David SpaldingDonald SpindelGreg SprichSt. Joseph Electric

    Supply Co.St. Louis Paper & Box

    CompanySt. Louis Zoological

    ParkCharles StaakeWalter & Katherine

    StaleyMichael StanardWayman StarnesState Fair College

    Nursing ClubEd StegnerAudrey SteinfeldDale SteinkampR. StephenGayle StephensW. SternSharon SteuberPeter StevensRon StewartWilliam StifflerHarold StinsonRaymond StoeckleinBetsy StollLynn StoweRobert StricklerEric StropeMark StuckeyNorman StuckyR. StuppyMary StuppyMark StuppyR. StuppyMax SweezyBruce SwisshelmFrank SyracuseTabor Plastics Co.Melvin TackeStephen TaylorDorian TaylorChristine TelthorstWm. TemplerHarvey TettlebaumJudith TharpThe James FoundationThe Stolar PartnershipNorman TheurerRichard ThomBecky ThomasGary ThompsonF. ThompsonD. ThompsonBill ThompsonJim ThornburgDavid ThorneThoroughbred Ford,

    Inc.Rae ThurmanMichael ThurmanCharles TichacekJeff TillmanMark TimberlakeTipton Farmers &

    Sportsman ClubRobert Tompson

    Linda TossingBruce TraxlerJudith TroutRalph TruemperCharles TryonTunes LockerJames TurnerRonald TurnerJoy UnderdownErnest UnderwoodUnited Bowhunters of

    MissouriMike UtterChris & Liz VahlkampMichael & Suzan Van

    De MarkGary Van De VeldeFloyd Van DerhoefBarbara

    vanBenschotenJoel VanceA. VanceGeorgia VanCleveSarah VasseDavid VernonVineyard Construction

    CompanyJohn VirantBill VirdonJoseph VollmarCharlotte VollrathRobert VonderaVoss FarmRichard VoylesJunior WaggenerJohn WaitJulius WallVernon WallnerWalmar Investment

    CompanyRobert WaltonHank WatersHenry WatersWatershed Committee

    of the OzarksDavid WatsonDan WeberDean & Susanne

    WebsterWecomo Sportsmans

    ClubEdna Dell WeinelDaniel WeinrichWilliam WeishaarMichele WellsB. WernerArvel WestThomas WesthoffLaura WesthuesMichael WestonDale WhartonDean WhippleJames WhiteJohn WhiteWailon WhiteLee WhiteR. WhiteWhite Cloud

    EngineeringRichard Whiting

    Wholesale Lumberand Materials Co.

    Al WidemanD. WieligmanMarianne WiesehanAlbert WileyLouise WilkinsonR. WilliamsMark WilliamsJames WilliamsJohn WilliamsPatricia WilsonGary WilsonCorletta WinderDan & Karen WindlerWindsor Lake Rod &

    Gun ClubLarry WinegarJames WinnDavid WinsorRobert WirthRudolph WiseWise El Santo Co.Carol WithingtonMark WithrowDaniel & Brenda WitterDorothea WolfMarie WolfRonald WolfWonnemans Flowers

    and GiftsHoward WoodJewell WoodClarence WoodardJerry WoodsonFrank WrightFelix WrightGary WrightClarence WurstHerbert YatesJean YemmDavid & Judy YoungHugh YoungIsaac YoungJesse & Linda YowDan ZerrRobert ZiehmerDavid ZimmermanMark Zurbrick

    Foundation

  • 1 0 J A N U A R Y 2 0 0 9

    Discover NatureBuilding A Lifeline To Missouris Outdoors

    AGENCY NEWS

    Nature Deficit Disorder was aphrase that author RichardLouv initially did not wanthis publishers to use with his

    book Last Child in the Woods. While itmay not have been a formal medicaldiagnosis, though, it did perfectly cap-ture the essence of looming crisis facingmany of our childrenand ourselves.

    Obesity and attention deficit disorderare just two possible signs of too muchlife spent indoors. The other is less obvi-ous, but equally disturbing. Its a lack ofunderstanding of what goes on out-doors, of how to keep our forestshealthy, our fish and wildlife thriving.Were not only losing that know-how ofwhat it takes to live with the land, butequally frightening is that we may alsobe losing the will to do it.

    Declining interest in hunting, fishingand even attendance at parks trendsalong with increasingly urbanized, high-ly scheduled lives. When a society losescontact with its sources of drinkingwater, of heat, of food, how long will itbe before it loses its ability to sustainthem? Thats the real question we face.

    The good thing is that we dont haveto just sit and watch our outdoor con-nections unravel. We dont have to watchgenerations let go and plug in to somebland electronic imitation of life. TheConservation Department offers pro-grams to give Missourians engaging,affordable and accessible ways to con-nect with the outdoors. DiscoverNature is one piece of the solution. Its amix of hands-on learning programs forschools, for families, for women. Its ouragencys offering to help ensure that nochild is left inside.

    Its not going to be easy to fight thetrends and the outcome will not beback-to-the-frontier kinds of lives. Theissue is not that people have to live andrecreate exactly as they did at some pointin time, but that they need the heart andmind to sustain a healthy outdoor worldin which to live. Theres no doubt thatMissourians have fought the trends ofdeclining resources beforeand nodoubt they can do it again.

    Talk is cheap though. We need solu-tions to act on now. And these solutionshave to be an easy fit for everyone fromall sorts of backgrounds. With the pas-sage of the No Child Left Inside legis-lation in the U.S. House of Representa-tives in September, theres hope that

    there will be a place for learning aboutour resources (animal and plant life,water, air, soil) in a real and meaningfulway. However, Missourians dont need towait to see what may happen at the fed-eral level to get on with the challenge.

    Discover NatureSchools is a pro-gram that provides lessons, activities,and grants for field trips and teachingmaterials to Missouri schools. Itsdesigned to get kids out of the classroomand into nature for close-to-home,hands-on learning.

    The unit for middle schools, Con-serving Missouris Aquatic Resources, isavailable this year, while a new unit for4th graders, Nature Unleashed, will bepiloted January to May 2009. An ecologyunit for high school is in the works topilot in 2010.

    We know teachers dont have time toteach much beyond whats required forthe standard tests. So weve designed thelearning to perfectly meet those needsbut still make learning fun and mean-ingful for the students. Our ultimategoal is that all Missouri students willhave a chance to learn firsthand about

    the nature of Missouri and what it takesto conserve it.

    If youre a parent or grandparent,please help us make schools aware of thisprogram. You can find more informa-tion at www.mdc.mo.gov/teacher/los

    Were not stopping with schoolsthough. The Conservation Departmentalso offers Discover Nature programs forfamilies and for women to get a start inthe outdoors. Family programs are freeand give parents and children a chanceto learn a skill together, whether itsmaking a wreath, building a birdhouse,

    doing archery, or fishing basics. Seewww.mdc.mo.gov/nathis/discover forevents near you.

    Discover Nature for Womenstatewide and local classes are designedto give women the skills and confidenceto pursue a wide range of outdoor activ-ities alone, with friends or families.Shooting sports, nature ID, fishing, andcanoeing are just a few of the skills.

    Creating these programs is just thefirst step outside. Please help us spreadthe word, so all Missourians can Discov-er Nature for themselves.

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  • Conservation Federation ofMissouri (CFM) board mem-bers had an opportunity totour the Mystic Plains Conser-

    vation Opportunity Area (COA) duringtheir fall boardmeeting eventin October2008. The Mys-tic Plains COAis a landscape of high rolling plains westof Kirksville. Identified in MissourisComprehensive Wildlife Strategy, theMystic Plains is a private land grasslandinitiative led by the Missouri Prairie

    Foundation (a CFM affiliate) and sup-ported by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Ser-vice, Missouri Department of Conserva-tion, Natural Resources ConservationService and others.

    Although heavily grazed and hayed,the Mystic Plains is still home for grass-land wildlife including greater prairie-chickens, regal fritillary butterflies, west-ern chorus frogs, northern harriers,upland sandpipers and bobolinks.

    Justin Johnson, Executive Director ofthe Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF),talked about the Mystic Plains COA inthe latest Missouri Prairie Journal

    (www.moprairie.org). Already in theMystic Plains Focus Area, more than 10families who own properties totalingmore than 6,000 acres have expressed awillingness to apply conservation man-agement practices to some of their land.... When the rolling hills of the MysticPlains are allowed to rest from annualhaying or grazing pressure, some nativespecies are apparent. The real magiccomes after the first prescribed burn. ...Native species lying dormant for yearsspring back to life. Ive seen it firsthandon five separate parcels, and I expect asimilar response on most of the acreagein the COA. MPF President Paul Coxcalls this the Mystic Miracle.

    Frank Oberle, CFM board member,lives and works within the Mystic PlainsCOA. I asked him to share a little newsabout work happening in his neighbor-hood.

    I, for one, believe the environment isworth preserving and improving. Herein northeast Missouri, private and pub-lic conservationists are working togetherto save one of the rarest ecosystems lefton the planet Tallgrass Prairie. Theparticular area where I live is called theMystic Plains Conservation Opportuni-ty Area. It was named this because of thetown of Mystic nearby. We have a spiritof hope at reviving our area, even theold-timers are getting on board tobecome partners by taking actions likesetting aside land for grassland wildlife.Some are removing thorn trees andburning their prairies for the first timein over 50 years. Some are killing out fes-cue and giving the native species achance to become more successful.

    We still have a few prairie-chickenshere, but they are declining fast. Ourdeer are great, our turkeys are fair, butmost of our prairie-dependant wildlifeare fading into oblivion. Their cries areinaudible and their fate is in our hands.With the help of additional dedicated

    wildlife conservation funding, we couldpreserve even more land and help pre-vent these prairie jewels from disappear-ing forever. Thanks to the Teaming WithWildlife Coalition for supporting cur-rent and future funding sources andpartnerships, we are developing a com-munity spirit to restore more habitat.

    The Teaming With Wildlife Coalitionrallies for the continued federal fundingof State Wildlife Grants each year funds that make projects like those inthe Mystic Plains possible. Miracles likethe Mystic Plains lie dormant across thestate. We need to ensure that fundingand partnerships are there to make theserestorations bloom!

    Amy Buechler,Teaming With Wildlife Coordinator

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    DNR Reviews Accomplishments, Looks Ahead To 2009Agency Expects Progress To Continue With New Administration

    AGENCY NEWS

    As you know, we recently beganthe process of installing a newadministration for our state andnation. It is part of the amazing

    and wonderful traditions of this countrythat we fight our political battles withwords and media rather than the blood-shed and heartbreak so many culturesendure to change their leadership. Havingbeen in two countries when they changedtheir governments by revolution, I canassure you ours is the better way. I want tothank each of you who participated in ourelections, whatever your preference for thefuture.

    Each administration provides newdirection and opportunities to carry outour responsibilities as individuals and asan agency. I am very pleased with what wehave been able to accomplish during thisadministration. It has been a privilege towork with organizations like the Conser-vation Federation of Missouri on themany efforts that impact our fellow citi-zens. The new Current River State Park, acooperative effort between the Depart-ment of Conservation and the Depart-ment of Natural Resources, is a goodexample of what can be accomplishedtogether.

    One of this administrations top priori-

    ties has been to develop a complianceassistance program that would help Mis-sourians understand and remain in com-pliance with environmental regulations.Preventing environmental mistakes, ratherthan cleaning them up, is better for Mis-souris economy and our naturalresources.

    Introduction of Environmental Assis-tance Visits has been an important part ofthis effort. EAVs help businesses, commu-nities and citizens protect the environmentby preventing spills, leaks and hazardsfrom occurring. With this innovation, staffat the departments regional and satelliteoffices can provide direct customer serviceto a regulated facility and educate them onenvironmental regulations when the per-

    mit is newly issued or modified. Thisallows for early detection of problems andthe ability to address them before theybecome violations of permit require-ments.

    The State of Missouri also extendedfinancial assistance to help communitiesprotect local water quality and keep pacewith growth. Gov. Blunts Clean Water Ini-tiative is currently providing $50 millionin bonds to assist Missouri communitiesfacing drinking water and wastewaterissues.

    Expanding the network of 17 satelliteoffices across Missouri also helped thedepartment to improve customer serviceand fulfilled a range of regulatory respon-sibilities in the surrounding communities.Since the opening of the new satelliteoffices, miles traveled by staff per field visithave been reduced by 15 percent, whileincreasing the number of EAVs and inves-tigations they are able to complete.

    The department also improved its Website by making more parks and environ-mental information available to the public.The new electronic forms and PermitAssistant, a tool designed to help business-es and communities determine what per-mits they need, have helped make it easierfor folks to comply with environmental

    regulations. Creation of an Ombudsman Program

    is another important component of ourcompliance assistance effort. The ombuds-men have given citizens, businesses andcommunities a place to turn when theyrejust not sure where to start. Since incep-tion of this program, the departmentsseven ombudsmen have visited more than6,700 citizens, community officials andbusinesses in all 114 Missouri counties andthe City of St. Louis. In addition to theseindividual contacts, the ombudsmen and Iparticipated in a series of 126 public meet-ings throughout Missouri, attended bymore than 1,800 citizens. It was an honorto have had the opportunity to meet withso many Missourians who shared our con-cern for Missouris environment.

    As I look forward to my next adven-ture, I cant help but glance back withpride at all that our agency accomplishedin the past four years. Every time I dip afishing line into clean, clear water or enjoya visit to a state park, trail or other activity,Ill be reminded of my staff, our partnersand the environmental effort that contin-ues on.

    Doyle ChildersDirector, DNR

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    Like many, it was my dad thattaught me early to hunt, fish andenjoy the natural wonders of Mis-souri more than a half century

    ago. He was an avid outdoorsman. Asfather and son we shared many great tripsto almost every corner of Missouri. I owehim much for educating me early on whathas been a lifetime passion for conserva-tion and outdoor recreation.

    The one trip, however, that dad had tomiss due to his work schedule was my firstbig fishing adventure as a teenager, outsideof Missouri in a place called Sioux Lookoutin Ontario, Canada. My best friend, hisfather, grandfather and me drove to whatseemed like the end of the earth to find theperfect fishing experienceand we did. Itwas well worth the long drive.

    At $12 per day for a week we got a

    guide, boat, gas and freshly caught walleyefor lunch each day. Heck, the guides evencleaned our fish. We caught many nicewalleye, smallmouth bass and northernpike. I landed what I thought was a small

    submarine in the form of a 48 NorthernPike. It was a keeper for sure!!!

    Although my dad and outdoor mentorcould not join us for what I always consid-ered the trip of a lifetime as a teen withwilderness, wildlife, good fishing and manycolorful local folks. I did bring that mon-ster pike back home to Missouri as a trib-ute to our experience along with manygood stories. I must say that dad was quiteimpressed and proud that I could boatsuch a creature of the deep without his aid.

    Well into the freezer, the huge white 48chest freezer, went the big pike and forevery family birthday, barbecue or holiday.Dad would say show them the fish andout came the big pike. People would say,Now thats a big fish. Years passed and Iam not sure which wore out first, the oldchest freezer or the frostbitten and bent-up

    big pike, but both eventually faded into justa memory.

    I have been back to Canada numeroustimes since that first fishing trip in 1964,but I always seem to cherish the memoryof the stories associated with that bignorthern pike and the pride displayed bymy outdoor mentors. We all have stories,however. When I think about my nearly 30years of involvement with the Conserva-tion Federation of Missouri (CFM) andour many conservation victories, I think ofhow landing that big fish might not havebeen possible without a good mentor.

    The Conservation Federation of Mis-souri is a great mentor for future conserva-tion leaders. It certainly has me hooked onconservation.

    Ron Coleman, Life Member CFM

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    CFM Life Member Ron Coleman (16 yrs.) andone of his many conservation mentors,Charles Woodson (80+ yrs.), pictured on amemorable Canadian fishing trip in 1964.

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  • Students at Frederick DouglassHigh School in Columbia arelearning about the Missouri Riverand its history through a series of

    field trips and activities developed by theirteachers in collaboration with researchersfrom MUs School of Natural Resources.

    Funded by a grant from the NationalFish and Wildlife Foundation, the Corpsof Discovery project enhances classroomlearning through field trips, service-learning projects and interactions withconservation and wildlife professionals.

    Most of the activities take place at Over-ton Bottoms, a unit of the Big MuddyNational Wildlife Refuge, which is oper-ated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    We want students to learn moreabout the social, cultural and environ-mental history of the Missouri River;improve their awareness, understandingand appreciation of the Big Muddy; andhelp them explore some career opportu-nities in natural resource management,says Mark Morgan, associate professor ofparks, recreation and tourism. We feel

    that active involvement would be a bet-ter way to learn this information, ascompared with using a traditional class-room approach.

    The Big Muddy refuge occupies10,000 acres in eight sites along the Mis-souri River floodplain. While rich in his-tory and endowed with a diversity ofplant and animal life, the refuge remainslittle-known, Morgan says.

    Douglass High School, an alternativepublic school with fewer than 200 stu-dents, provides a non-traditional cur-riculum tailored to at-risk students.

    Due to barriers and constraints,some disadvantaged students, especiallyminorities, have fewer opportunities forfield trips than those attending otherhigh schools in Columbia, Morgan says.We wanted to make sure that these stu-dents received the same opportunities asothers in the district.

    Graduate student Bryan Danford

    worked with Morgan and Charlie Nilon,professor of fisheries and wildlife, todevelop a curriculum model for twocourses: environmental studies and cul-tural studies. Teachers Angela Waller andJohn Reid built on this work, incorpo-rating their own knowledge and experi-ence as teachers and nature enthusiastsin the design of their courses.

    Wallers cultural studies class coversMissouri River history through suchtopics as the Lewis and Clark expeditionand American Indians of mid-Missouri,while Reids course on environmentalstudies uses the Missouri River andOverton Bottoms to explore subjectssuch as water and nutrient cycles, plantand animal habitats, pollution, recyclingand the role of fires and floods in eco-logical succession.

    Reprinted with permission of Mizzou Weekly

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    2009 MDC Natural Events Calendar

    Chock-full of dazzling photographs, fascinating natural historydetails and native-plant gardening reminders, the ConservationDepartments Natural Events Calendar sells out fast every year. The2009 edition features MDC staff and volunteer photos of Missouriplants, animals and landscapes in every season. Home gardeners willappreciate native-plant gardening tips following the monthly pages.Order for that nature lover on your Christmas shopping list.

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    This new calendar celebrates Missouris rich outdoor heritage.With images and gear from years past mixed with modern photo-graphs of hunting, fishing and trapping, it calls out for the currentgeneration to continue building Missouri's outdoor legacy onegeneration at a time. Youll also find monthly reminders of currentgame seasons along with tips to increase your success in the field.

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    Conservation Federation of Missouri2009 Resource Committee Meetings

    The Lodge of Four Seasons

    Saturday, February 28

    * Please call the Conservation Federation of Missouri at (800) 575-2322 if you have any questions concerning the committee meetings.

    Plenary Session 8:00 - 8:45

    Natural Resource Committee Meetings

    9:00 - 10:30Camping, Hiking Trails & Water SportsChair: Scoop Peery Vice Chair: Linda Hanley

    Conservation Education, Youth Activities, Public Information & Wildlife Week

    Chair: Diana Mulick Vice Chair: Al Vogt

    Deer, Wild Turkey & Ruffed GrouseChair: Eldo Meyer Vice Chair: Mark Stuppy

    ForestryChair: Ed Keyser

    Quail & Quail HabitatChair: Tom Lampe Vice Chair: Elsa Gallagher

    Rivers & StreamsChair: Burt Stewart Vice Chair: Mark Van Patten

    Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste & RecyclingChair: Matt Gaunt Vice Chair: Sara Pauley

    Waterfowl & WetlandsChair: Mickey Heitmeyer Vice Chair: George Seek

    Natural Resource Committee Meetings

    11:00 - 12:30Archery Chair: Tom Dickerson Vice Chair: Jeff Friedman

    Ecology, Environment & Energy Chair: Gary Baclesse Vice Chair: Duane Kelly

    Fisheries & Water ResourcesChair: Tom Russell Vice Chair: Norman Leppo

    Global WarmingChair: Cara Stuckel

    Natural History & WildlandsChair: Herman Hanley Vice Chair: Bruce Schuette

    ParksChair: Ron Coleman Vice Chair: Richard Ash

    Small Game & FurbearersChair: Robert Wilson Vice Chair: Jerry Hamilton

    Sportsmens Rights, Firearms & Hunter SafetyChair: Marvin Behnke Vice Chair: Orlin Browning

  • CONFERENCE-AT-A-GLANCEFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 SUNDAY, MARCH 1

    1:00 - 7:00 pm Registration Open 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch break (on your own) 7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast (on your own)

    3:00 - 5:00 pm Board Meeting 1:30 - 2:30 pm Resolutions Committee Meeting 8:30 am Resolutions General Session

    7:30 - 9:00 pmAnnual Conservation AwardsCeremony

    2:30 - 3:30 pmOperation Game Thief CommitteeMeeting

    4:00 - 5:00 pmAnnual Business Meeting ofDelegates

    5:30 - 7:00 pm Social Hour & Silent Auction

    7:00 - 8:00 pm Banquet

    8:00 - 8:45 am Plenary Session8:30 pm Live Auction

    9:00 - 12:30 pm Resource Committee Meetings

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    ACCOMMODATIONSLodging arrangements must be made directly with the Lodge of Four Seasons (573) 365-3000 or (800) 843-5253.Room rates are $75/night for single or double occupancy while room block lasts.

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    (#1) Member Pkg - All sessions, Awards Ceremony,Access to exhibits/silent auction. (#2) One-day Member Pkg - All Daily Sessions,Access to exhibits/silent auction.(#3) Non Member Pkg - All sessions, AwardsCeremony, Access to exhibits/silent auction, One-year CFM Membership.(#4) Non Member One-Day Pkg All Daily Sessions, Access to exhibits/silent auction, andOne-year CFM Membership.

    5:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner Break (on your own)

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    CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

    Annual Conservation Awards Ceremony Policy DiscussionsNatural Resource Committee Reports Meet Conservation & Natural Resource LeadersTeaming With Wildlife Rally Banquet Auction

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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