February 1-3, 2017
Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake of the Ozarks
“Soil Health: Foundation of Conservation“
Registration is now open (Early Bird prices good thru 1/7/17)
SWCS Executive Meeting is typically Wednesday at 4:00pm
SWCS Society Business Meeting is typically Thursday at 4:00pm
The Missouri Natural Resources Conference (MNRC) is an annual meeting organized and sponsored by the Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, the Missouri Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, the Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The origins of this meeting began in February of 1962 in a small building located on the University of Missouri campus, Stephens Hall. Since that time the annual meeting has grown resulting in the development of today’s quad society of conservation experts encompassing many disciplines. This conference upholds and promotes wise use and management of Missouri’s natural resources by its design. Each year the conference hosts approximately 1,000 established and aspiring natural resource professionals who meet to exchange information and ideas and encourage continued cooperation among resource professionals, agencies, and other natural resource stakeholders.
In 2017 this conference is as important as it was during the inception. Our individual careers seem to consume all available time and our daily focus is limited to completing tasks to meet deadlines. This direction results in voids in our professional careers and those voids can be summed up in one word- “networking”. It is as important today as it was in the past to bring our diverse disciplines together not only to learn from each other but to focus on how a common goal has brought us together in our careers. For this reason the MNRC steering committee invites all natural resource professional to not only attend but to present their efforts at the 2017 conference. This year’s theme is Soil Health the Foundation of Conservation. Come and participate, educate and help grow the mission of this conference.
— Steve Wilson, 2017 MNRC Steering Committee Chair