Robert L. Ziehmer believes that citizen input and involvement are critical to conservation. One of his top priorities as Director will be maintaining the citizen confidence and support that have made Missouri a national conservation leader. He serves as the eighth director of the Missouri Department of Conservation since its formation in 1937.
Next month, I will retire as director of your Missouri Department of Conservation. There are seasons and cycles in nature, and a season is changing in my life. I have enjoyed this work, but I look forward to the next season.
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. Read more about our mission.