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MDC welcomes new community forester to southeast region

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcomes Jennifer Behnken as the new community forester for Missouri’s southeast region. Behnken replaces Rocky Hayes, who was recently promoted to forestry regional supervisor.

Teen job shadow leads to antler shed finds and a generational appreciation of conservation

WINONA, Mo. -- Those who grow up in the Missouri Ozarks know there’s more than one way to get a prized set of antlers. There’s also more to activities like shed hunting than the find. Success in hunting (whether traditional hunting or shed hunting) can lead to a love of nature that spans generations.

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Ste. Genevieve, Perry counties

PERRYVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces Kyle Lorenz is the new Private Land Conservationist (PLC) for Ste. Genevieve and Perry counties. Lorenz is from Farrar, in Perry County.

Being from the area gives Lorenz an advantage of local knowledge and established relationships in the community, according to Tony Jaco, MDC’s private land regional supervisor. “Kyle already knows many of the landowners, is familiar with the landscape and understands local conservation needs,” Jaco said.

MDC partners with Lincoln University on Poplar Bluff Feral Hog Workshop

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has partnered with Lincoln University to present a free Feral Hog Workshop for landowners at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff. The workshop is July 12 at 6 p.m.

The workshop is cooperation between Lincoln University Small Farm Program, University of Missouri Extension, MDC and USDA APHIS Wildlife Services.

Presentations will address feral hog concerns, proper control and identification of damage, appropriate removal and public health concerns.

MDC: Landowner workshop shows prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Landowners can learn to use prescribed fire as a land management tool at a Prescribed Fire Workshop presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Thursday, Aug. 11, at Mineral Area College. This workshop will be given two different times to provide landowners a better opportunity to attend. The first will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and the second from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

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