JOPLIN, Mo. | Doyle Childers, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for the past four years, says he won't continue to serve under Gov.-elect Jay Nixon.
He says he'll resign by the time Nixon becomes governor.
Childers says his time at the department was consumed by fights with Nixon over a proposal to tear down the Katy Trail railroad bridge that crosses the Missouri River near Boonville and the cleanup of Johnson Shut-ins State Park after a dam holding back the Taum Sauk Reservoir burst in Southeast Missouri.
He said it's "no secret" that he and Nixon had been at odds.
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Oren Shur, spokesman for Nixon, declined to comment.