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Browse news and events, and explore information about hunting and fishing, destinations, conservation education, and volunteer opportunities in the Department's Central Region.

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Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014

Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014

MDC recently named Warren Gerlt of Fayette as the Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014. Pictured (l-r) are MDC Forestry Field Programs Supervisor Jason Jensen, MDC Resource Forester Kristen Goodrich, crew member Dakota Cleek, crew member Gene Gerlt, Central Regional Logger of the Year Warren Gerlt, and Brian White from Crader Distributing Company.

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Champion Burr Oak Tree near McBaine, Mo.

Champion Burr Oak Tree

The Missouri state champion burr oak tree stands in a field near McBaine.

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Children plant a tree.

Children Plant a Tree

Get more information on backyard tree care, including proper tree selection and planting tips, at mdc.mo.gov/node/3321.

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Chinese Mystery Snail

Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata
The Chinese mystery snail is an invasive species quickly taking over urban waters throughout the state. These Asian snails are popular with aquarium hobbyists, and some people appreciate them as food.

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Photo of climbing milkweed flowers and leaves.

Climbing Milkweed

Matelea decipiens
The brown, starlike, spreading flowers of climbing milkweed differ from those of other milkweeds, but milky sap, warty pods with silk-tasseled seeds, and the structures in the center of the flowers show its true alliance.

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Photo of combleaf yellow false foxglove showing flowers and leaves.

Combleaf Yellow False Foxglove

Aureolaria pectinata (formerly Gerardia pedicularia)
There are 3 species of Aureolaria in Missouri. Only combleaf yellow false foxglove is annual, has fernlike, delicately dissected leaves, and glandular hairs. It occurs in the Ozarks.

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Common Alder

Alnus serrulata
Alder is a good plant to know—its flowers and fruits are eaten by wildlife, its thick roots prevent erosion while enriching the soil, its bark has a long history of medical uses and the dried female catkins, which look like tiny pinecones, are useful in craft projects and in jewelry!

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Common Shiner

Common Shiner

Luxilus cornutus
Princibally found in central and west-central Missouri in short, direct tributaries of the Missouri River, this minnow is very similar to the striped shiner, only it lacks dusty sprinkles of pigment on its chin and (except for breeding males) lacks dark lines on the upper part of its body.

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