Ozark

MDC: Winona Landowner Elk Workshop set for May 14

WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) employs a variety of methods to help landowners promote wildlife habitat, including workshops where landowners and biologists meet and discuss options like cost-share opportunities and habitat management.  Landowners within and immediately surrounding Missouri’s elk zone, which spans parts of Reynolds, Carter and Shannon counties, are invited to the Elk Landowner Workshop at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MDC creates butterfly habitat at Wilder Museum

MANSFIELD, Mo.“All along the road the wild larkspur was blossoming pink and blue and white, birds balanced on yellow plumes of goldenrod, and butterflies were fluttering.”

Join MDC for 'An Evening With Wildlife' on April 6

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – How many bears are in Missouri? How are the elk doing at Peck Ranch Conservation Area? What are the turkey hunting prospects looking like for this spring?

Refuge part of MDC's Peck Ranch Area to close temporarily

VAN BUREN, Mo. – Ensuring the population stability of a popular wildlife resident is the primary reason behind the upcoming closure of the refuge area at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Peck Ranch Conservation Area.

MDC: Twin Pines celebrates Ozark traditions with Heritage Day April 16

WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host Heritage Day April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center. The annual free event features forest management demonstrations and workshops, pond fishing, archery live music, and a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while supplies last.

MDC: Twin Pines seeks volunteers to help prepare for spring

WINONA, Mo. – Missouri Department of Conservation volunteers are a vital part of the conservation community. Naturalists at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center are calling on volunteers to help prepare the facility for the spring season.

Specifically, volunteers are needed to help teach nature programs, bait hooks and help out at the kid's fishing pond, prepare the native landscaping around the center, clean the trail and help with other general tasks.

Refuge at MDC Peck Ranch Area to close temporarily for elk calving

VAN BUREN, Mo. – Ensuring the population stability of a popular wildlife resident is the primary reason behind the upcoming closure of the refuge area at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Peck Ranch Conservation Area. Peck Ranch Area's refuge will be closed April 1 to July 1 to minimize stress and human interference during the annual elk calving period.

MDC holding prescribed burn clinics in Ava and Doniphan

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Fire can be a beneficial tool for improving wildlife habitat and reducing less-desirable plant species when used in controlled, supervised conditions. However, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) stresses that prescribed fire involves planning and on-site management.

MDC: Discover Nature at Twin Pines Fly-Tying Event

Winona, MO. – The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will host a fly-tying event Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MDC Naturalist Wyatt Layman said participants will learn how to use natural items, like fibers and fur, to make these intricate works of art. Fly tying is a fascinating hobby, he said, requiring creativity.

"A wide variety of items can be used to make a fly to attract a fish," Layman said. "Some people may be surprised at what they can make and use all on their own."

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