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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
Missouri Conservationist

Introduction

The Missouri Conservationist was first published in 1938 by the newly created Missouri Conservation Commission (now the governing body of The Missouri Department of Conservation). The magazine focuses on educating the general public on issues pertaining to Missouri’s fish, forests and wildlife. From September 1994 to March 2007, Outside In, a quarterly, 16-page section written for children was inserted in the magazine (March, June, September, and December). Pagination changed in June 1996, with Outside In getting its own cover and back page. In 2010, the children's section became a separate magazine called Xplor.

The Collection

This collection includes issues of the magazine from 1938 to 1997. All issues have been digitized in their entirety. Beginning with July 1995, all issues are published online by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The collection is arranged in chronological order by issue. The magazine was issued quarterly from July 1938 to March 1943. Beginning with April 1943, the magazine is issued monthly. Volumes from 1938 to August 1965 were published by the Missouri Conservation Commission. From September 1965 to the present, volumes are published by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Rights and Reproductions

Please see the Missouri Department of Conservation web page for terms of use, preferred citations, and additional specific copyright conditions.

How to Use This Collection

Pagination and design may vary with each issue. Beginning with 1973, indices for the current year are included in the December issue. The Missouri Department of Conservation offers issues of the magazine online dating from July 1995 to the present. You may subscribe/update or renew your subscription online at Missouri Department of Conservation’s website. Print copies of the Missouri Conservationist are held by the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library (James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri). For available duplicate copies of the magazine, please contact Missouri Department of Conservation, Post Office Box 180, Jefferson City, 65102-0180, Phone: 573-522-4115, ext.3856.

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