MDC urges reducing firewood movement

UNIONVILLE, Mo. -- Missouri's northern borders continue to be on the front lines of stopping the spread of invasive tree pests. In early June, the emerald ash borer (EAB) was found in Davis County, Iowa, near the town of Bloomfield, which is less than 20 miles from the Missouri border. EAB, which kills ash trees with its tunneling under bark, has been found in 24 counties in Iowa and 11 counties, plus the City of St. Louis, in Missouri. Many invasive forest pests threaten to enter Missouri and cause serious damage to our forests and ornamental trees.

2016 Northeast Region Stream Accesses Greater than 40 Acres Management Plan

This plan covers 13 public stream accesses greater than 40 acres in the Northeast Region. Accesses included in this plan are the Black Hawk Access, Callahan Mound Access, Cedar Bluff Access, Dodd Access, Dunn Ford Access, McPike Access, Mound View Access, Soulard Access, Sunnyside School Access, Sunrise Access, Tolona Access, White Oak Bend Access and Woodlawn Access.

MDC changes deer hunting regs to help slow CWD

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking deer hunters in 19 central and northeast Missouri counties to help limit the spread of a deadly deer disease through increased harvest opportunities this fall and winter. The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved several changes to regulations for the upcoming 2015-16 fall deer hunting season that focus on slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD).

MDC seeks public input for Neeper Conservation Area

KIRKSVILLE, 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 plan for the Neeper Conservation Areas (CA) is available for public review from June 1 to June 30. To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit

MDC seeks public input for Spring Creek Watershed priority geography public lands

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments.

MDC hosting basic firearm shooting class for women in Hannibal

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to spend two evenings to get a hands-on, outdoors' skills lesson in basic firearm shooting. A classroom session will take place on Monday, June 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the MDC Hannibal office, 8965 Hwy 36, Suite 1 in Hannibal.


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