I just heard some great news: when the U.S. team competes in the World Logging Championship in Germany next October, Jason Jensen, a resource forester for the Missouri Conservation Department, will be on it.
Last week the Missouri Conservation Commission gave a special recognition award to Floyd Vernon Dry, a Conservation Department retiree who has volunteered more than 16,000 hours at our radio shop in Springfield.
I asked Phil Helfrich, community outreach specialist for the Missouri Department of Conservation, what’s happening with the Youth Conservation Corps that he’s been working on with such dedication for the past few years with Fisheries Biologist Chris Kennedy in Southeast Missouri.
Missouri has 56,000 miles of streams. This past spring I was exploring one of those many miles along a nearby creek and was surprised by an unusually long, skinny fish with spots on its tail. It rose up then disappeared into a deeper pool.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
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