There is an old saying in karst: “Whatever goes down, must come up.”
By Jo Schaper
Fulbright Spring, gone for a hundred years, resurfaces in Springfield
The gist of the story is that the city is in the midst of a rehab project near Founder’s Park (the area near W. College and Fort St.) to create greenspace from [...]
Dave Murphy, executive director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) has announced his retirement from the position effective May 31, 2013, according to a press release from Richard Ash, Jr., president of CFM.
Murphy is a CFM life member and will continue his commitment to the organization, but from the distance of his farm, [...]
Commentary by Jo Schaper
Recently, the Conservation Federation of Missouri and others have become concerned about House Bill 345 and Senate Bill 241, both of which are called the Uniform Wireless Communications Infrastructure Deployment Act.
These bills, (the House version is buried within many other provisions) are virtually identical, and deal with provisions intended to regulate [...]
Bambi wins one. For now.
By a 1485 to 1279 tally, people in Cape Girardeau voted to repeal an ordinance which would have permitted an urban deer hunt in city limits. The ordinance passed last fall was passed, disputed, called on repeal, the repeal declined, and finally, when the board of aldermen could not reach [...]
The figures for 2011 are in: 1,277,000 hunters, anglers and trappers in Missouri spent $1.67 billion, created 28,895 jobs and added $392 million in taxes to the state’s economy.
These numbers are according to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, an organization which tracks the economic benefit of traditional outdoor sports [...]
Undercover investigation leads to arrests and/or citations of more than 100 suspects.
(MDC News Release.)
By Jo Schaper
Photos by Howard Helgenberg
My phone rang on Thursday morning February 28.
“Hi, Howard, ” I said.
“I’ve got a call to make in Sullivan, and then I’m headed for fishing,” he said.
” Are you in the office? I just passed the St. Clair exit. Can I stop by the office for a few [...]
Two items from the Mark Twain National Forest for our readers:
Bill Nightingale is Mark Twain National Forest’s new forest supervisor.
Before moving to Missouri, Nightingale worked in USDA Forest Service’s Eastern Regional Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was a program manager for the region.
Nightingale is a 1978 University of Minnesota forestry graduate. He [...]
Just in via Traveler friend Rich Orr:
Sally Jewell, president of Recreational Equipment Inc., (REI) has been nominated as new Department of Interior Secretary.
The Department of Interior oversees national parks, Bureau of Land management lands, Indian Affairs, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey and numerous other federal, natural resource, land and recreational [...]
Traveler has three events coming up soon:
Cape Girardeau Great Outdoors Sports Show: Feb. 15-17 (Emery)
Great Canoe and Kayak Event (Alpine Shop, Kirkwood) March 1-3 (Jo)
Truth and the Outdoors Wildlife Expo: St. Clair High School March 8-10 (Both Emery and Jo at times)
The Cape Sports Show at the Show-Me Center is a good opportunity for [...]