Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife

Missouri Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Research Guide

Missouri’s natural environment is highly diverse, with several distinct geological and ecological regions. Rolling hills and prairies are predominant in the north and west; the forested Ozark highlands are in the south; and low, flat land characterizes the state’s southeast region. Missouri is rich in scenic natural formations such as waterways, rocky hills, and caves; in habitats for fauna and flora; and in natural resources such as fertile soils, valuable minerals, and abundant supplies of water.

Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Manuscript Collections

Papers and records of individuals and organizations active in studying or protecting the environment, and such topics as energy sources, recreation, wilderness areas, pollution, and recycling, and material from those seeking to develop the environment for business purposes and conventional and nuclear power.

*Collections marked with DIGITIZED MATERIALS have additional digitized items available.