The lesson that stuck with me more than any other is this. Although we could take up to 20 suckers, we didn’t always need them. There was no need to take what we couldn’t use at the fish fry that evening.
When loggers find an abandoned desert tortoise in Shannon County, it reminds us to choose pets carefully. Abandoned exotic pets can create long-term impacts on the health of Missouri's forest, fish and wildlife.
How boring would it be if all the landscape were the same! When it comes to wildlife, it isn't just a matter of boring; it is a matter of survival. Diversity in habitat is the key to diversity in wildlife species.
Loving the outdoors is a great start, but there is much more to becoming a conservation agent. Area youth and their parents try their hand with some tools, techniques and a little guidance from experienced MDC agents.
A mattress in a stream? You bet! MDC partners with Shannon County and Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation to install a new articulating concrete mattress stream crossing on Mahan Creek, providing stability and improving water quality. A new solution to an old problem.
Peter Noble shares his experience as a summer Forestry Division intern and the feeling of satisfaction knowing he has helped MDC meet its goals of managing Missouri's forests, fish and wildlife in the Ozarks Region.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.