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MDC uses computer and satellite technology for deer study

King City, Mo. – Biologists for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) are learning more about white-tailed deer survival, reproduction and movement as a five-year study progresses. The new study utilizes computer, telemetry and satellite technology to track deer in partnership with researchers at the University of Missouri at Columbia (UMC).

Watch peregrine falcon nests online via MDC partnerships

Kansas City, Mo. – Peregrine falcon nests in the Kansas City area are viewable online this spring, thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) partnership with Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) and American Century Investments. Camera's at two sites show eggs in nests and falcon parents tending them. Live streaming video offers the public a chance to watch falcon parents hatch eggs and feed young.

MDC offers Discover Nature Women's Spring Fling

Kansas City, Mo.  ̶  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a Discover Nature Women's Spring Fling May 1-3 at the Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center at Excelsior Springs, Mo. The Spring Fling offers women training in outdoor skills such as archery, canoeing, using GPS gear, map and compass reading and other activities. MDC will provide gear and hands-on training for beginners. The camp setting offers women an opportunity to sharpen outdoor skills, add new ones or simply enjoy an outdoor retreat.

MDC's Burr Oak Woods offers guided birding hikes

Kansas City, Mo. – It is easy to simply notice a bird, but more interesting to recognize a species and understand how they interact with people and nature. An almost endless variety in colors, shapes, habits and quirks is what draws curious people to the outdoor adventure known as birding. The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs will offer a series of free birding excursions this spring to help people connect with birds and nature.

MDC hosts pond management workshop April 22

Warrensburg, Mo. – Ponds and small lakes are easily accessed waters and help make Missouri a great place to fish. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free pond management workshop 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at the Trails Regional Public Library, 432 N. Holden St., in Warrensburg.

MDC's Burr Oak Woods and Discovery Center to host native plant events

Kansas City, Mo. – Spring is a planting season, a time when people plant trees, flowers and shrubs for beauty and shade. Creatures such as birds and butterflies benefit, too, when native species are chosen for planting. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers online and in-person help for people interested in using native plants in landscaping.

MDC exhibit helps Liberty youth receive national honor

Kansas City, Mo. – Marky Mutchler of Liberty was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Young Birder of the Year by the American Birding Association. A sophomore at Liberty North High School, Marky topped a national field in a birding and conservation contest for youth ages 14-18.

The contest requires entrants to show their skills at keeping a field notebook, conservation and community leadership, illustration, writing and photography. Combined scores for all categories determine the winner.

MDC stocks rainbow and brown trout for KC urban fishing

Kansas City, Mo. – Conditions are extra favorable for late-winter trout fishing in the Kansas City area thanks to a weather warmup and some recent trout stockings by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Anglers will find plenty of fish in the four stocked lakes, said Bob Mattucks, an MDC fisheries management biologist.

MDC to host prescribed burn workshop in Independence on March 31

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a prescribed burn workshop 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, in the Conservation Room at the Bass Pro Shop store in Independence, 18001 Bass Pro Drive.

MDC offers outdoor skills Discover Nature Girls Camp

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a Discover Nature Girls Camp June 16-18 at Camp Palestine near Chilhowee in Johnson County. The camp is free, but is limited to 32 girls ages 11 to 15. The first 32 applications received by Conservation Agent Brian Bartlett will be accepted. Applications must be received by March 31.


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