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MDC seeks public input on towersites across central Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians.  A draft management plan for the Department’s Central Region Towersites is available for public review through Aug. 31. To preview this draft management plan and share comments online, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans

MDC seeks public input on Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area near Wellsville

WELLSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians.  A draft management plan for Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area is available for public review through Aug. 31. To preview this draft management plan and share comments online, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans

MDC seeks public input on Saline County conservation area

SALINE COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians.  A draft management plan for Blue Lick Conservation Area is available for public review through Aug. 31. To preview this draft management plan and share comments online, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans

MDC seeks public input on Osage County conservation area

OSAGE COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians.  A draft management plan for Ben Branch Lake Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review through Aug. 31. To preview this draft management plan and share comments online, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans

MDC seeks public input on Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians.  A draft management plan for Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area is available for public review through Aug. 31. To preview this draft management plan and share comments online, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans

Birding sites in central and southeast added to Great Missouri Birding Trail website

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages beginner and seasoned birders to discover nature by exploring the “best of the best” places to birdwatch around Missouri.  Finding them is as easy as going online to the new website, Great Missouri Birding Trail, at greatmissouribirdingtrail.com.

Central and Southeast Trail portions have recently been added to the website for additional birding site options.

MDC Runge Nature Center to host free archery lessons

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Runge Conservation Nature Center invites teens and women to develop their archery skills at a free event on Thursday, Aug. 11. The teen lesson, for ages 13-17 years, runs from 9 a.m. to noon with the women’s portion held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that same day.

DRAFT Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area Management Plan

Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area is 1,014 acres of forest, woodland, native prairie, open land, old field, lake/ponds, and grassland in Audrain and Montgomery Counties. This area is managed with an emphasis on woodland and grassland natural community restoration and compatible recreational opportunities. Marshall Diggs CA offers one pavilion, two fishing lakes, two ADA accessible concrete boat ramps, and a camping area for public use.

DRAFT Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area Management Plan

Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area is 4,429 acres of wetland, forest, open land, old field, open water, and grassland in Boone County. This area provides the public with diverse outdoor recreational opportunities, with an emphasis on providing quality waterfowl hunting, superior wildlife viewing, and education programs that promote conservation of wetland habitats. Eagle Bluffs CA offers two ADA accessible waterfowl hunting/wildlife viewing blinds, 3.2 miles of hiking trails, and an observation deck for public use.

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