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MDC welcomes new resource forester to northeast Missouri

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcomes Brice Kelso as the newest resource forester covering Macon and Randolph counties. As a resource forester, Kelso will work with landowners to help them assess and meet their forestry needs.

MDC resource foresters serve Missouri landowners to help them actively manage their woods. This includes helping to implement conservation-minded practices such as timber stand improvement, prescribed burning, and timber sales to benefit overall forest health and wildlife habitat.

MDC to hold hunter education skills course in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a hunter education skills session on Feb. 11. The class will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the MDC Northeast Region Office located at 3500 South Baltimore St. in Kirksville.

Students will learn how to be safe, responsible hunters in this course, and upon passing an exam, will earn a hunter education certification card.

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 30—31

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. — Every winter, Missouri welcomes record numbers of bald eagles and boasts some of the most plentiful viewing areas in all of the lower 48 states. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages eagle-lovers of all ages to discover nature and get outdoors to view our nation's most iconic raptor at the annual Eagle Days event in Clarksville. Events will take place at Lock and Dam 24 and the Apple Shed Theater in Clarksville on Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in Northeast Missouri

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host prescribed-burn workshops in northeast Missouri for landowners interested in learning about prescribed burning as a method of boosting wildlife habitat and reducing less desirable plant species. MDC staff will discuss methods and techniques for implementing controlled burns, safety considerations, and proper weather conditions for conducting a burn. The workshops will also cover how to create a burn plan and time the burn based on your management objectives and landscape.

MDC pilots new program that expands public access for Missouri hunters

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – A new program piloted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in northeast Missouri increases outdoor recreational opportunities for Missouri hunters, anglers, and wildlife watchers. The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) provides incentive payments to private landowners who volunteer to open their property for public access and recreation.

Upon enrollment, landowners select from various public access options such as:

MDC hosts holiday nature crafting event Dec. 2

KIRKSVILLE, Mo.—Do you love making handmade gifts for friends and family? Join the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville for the annual holiday nature crafting from 6 to 8 p.m. on December 2. The event is free, but pre-registration is required by December 1.

Just in time for the holidays, items to be made include ornaments, decorations and bird feeders.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools workshop for preschool teachers in Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites preschool teachers interested in improving conservation education in their classrooms and home-schools to attend an upcoming free training class on December 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hannibal MDC Office. Space is limited and reservations are required by Dec. 16.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools workshop for preschool teachers in Hannibal

Hannibal, Mo.-The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites preschool teachers interested in improving conservation education in their classrooms and home-schools to attend an upcoming free training class on December 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hannibal MDC Office. Space is limited and reservations are required by Dec. 2.

Help Protect Northeast MO Deer from Chronic Wasting Disease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking deer hunters and landowners in northeast Missouri to help limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) -- a disease fatal to deer -- through some Department recommendations and regulation changes.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools workshop for preschool teachers in Montgomery City

MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites preschool teachers interested in improving conservation education in their classrooms and home-schools to attend an upcoming free training class on Nov. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Montgomery City Library. Space is limited and reservations are required by Oct. 30.

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