Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources


Space Allocation in State Conservation Magazines

August 2021 - August 2023


Participating Agencies

State conservation agencies often publish magazines for the general public in which they discuss various topics and taxa important to hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation, and conservation. This project seeks to determine how much attention is given to specific topics and taxa in these magazines to see if certain topics or taxa receive greater attention than others. This collaborative undergraduate research project involving the Missouri Department of Conservation and the USGS Missouri Coop Unit will address this question and bring attention to topics or taxa that may be underrepresented to the public by state agencies.