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Public invited to share ideas about future management of Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

KIRKWOOD, 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 seeks ideas about future management of Young Conservation Area

HILLSBORO, 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. Young Conservation Area in Jefferson County is among the areas under review. 

Warren County conservation agent settling into his new post

Warren County, Mo.—Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Bob Lyons is flying solo now—and he’s embracing all the challenges and rewards that come with it.

MDC offers special outdoor skills training workshops for teachers

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to give every student the opportunity to discover the fun of the outdoors.   MDC is working with teachers to expand the opportunities for learning outdoor skills in the St. Louis area by offering a multi-day outdoor skills workshop tailored specifically for educators.  Teachers have the option to attend one, all, or any combination of workshops, depending on their needs and focus areas.  The workshops will take place between June 20—23.

Public invited to share ideas about future management of Catawissa Conservation Area

FRANKLIN Co., 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.  Catawissa Conservation Area on the Meramec River in eastern Franklin County is among the areas under review.  The area lies between the towns of Pacific and Catawissa.

Public invited to share ideas about future management of Crooked Creek Conservation Area

CRAWFORD Co., 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 saves thousands of trout with dam repair at Maramec Spring Hatchery

St. JAMES, Mo.— The Maramec Spring Trout Park near St. James could have lost thousands of fish were it not for the actions and innovation of Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff.

MDC presents nature journaling program at Shaw Nature Reserve

GRAY SUMMIT, Mo—Being outdoors in nature is a wonderful way to spend a day.  Nature journaling is an excellent way to keep memories of those days.  It also helps one grow and learn as a naturalist.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering an overnight Nature Journaling Program at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit Wednesday and Thursday, June 1-2.  The program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and goes until 3 p.m. on Thursday, and is open to adults age 21 and older. 

Upper Mississippi Waterfowl Blind Drawings go electronic this year

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Effective in May 2016, all waterfowl blind site draws for the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Upper Mississippi Conservation Area restricted waterfowl hunting zone will be conducted electronically. The biennial (every other year) drawings had been held previously via in-person drawings where hunters were required to be present.

MDC selects top St. Louis area hunter education instructors

St. Louis, Mo.— Missouri is a great place to hunt and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Hunter Education Program (HED) helps make it a safe one, too. The success of the program is in large part due to the dedication and efforts of the HED instructors, including those recently announced as regional HED Instructors of the Year in St. Louis.

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