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MDC and partners host Monarch Madness Event Sept. 12

St. Charles, Mo.—It uses clues yet unknown to science to navigate a vast landscape. Each autumn it journeys 3,000 miles by air, driven by instinct alone and in perfect synch with thousands of its kind. Its odyssey takes it to one certain mountain range in Mexico—a specific roosting site with a climate custom-made for its needs.

But it's not a bird. It's a butterfly.

New MDC conservation agent calls Jefferson County "home"

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — She may be new to Jefferson County, but in many ways Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Agent Lexis Riter is right at home.
Riter begins her assignment this month, replacing Agent Chris Boyd, who transferred to another county. She assumes her duties alongside standing Conservation Agent Jeff Breuer.

MDC: avoid the late fall rush and take hunter education now

St. Louis, Mo. – Would you think of driving a car without a driving lesson? Or sky dive without learning how to operate your parachute? Then why would you carry a firearm afield without a hunter safety class.

MDC seeks ideas about future management of Little Indian Creek Conservation Area

Sullivan, 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. Little Indian Creek Conservation Area east is among the areas under review. The area is east of Sullivan and extends into both Franklin and Washington Counties.

MDC seeks ideas about future management of Little Lost Creek Conservation Area

Warrenton, 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. Little Lost Creek Conservation Area southwest of Warrenton in Warren County is among the areas under review. 

MDC seeks ideas about future management of Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

St. Louis, 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. Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in St. Louis County is among the areas under review.

MDC warns tree owners to watch for fatal dogwood disease in the St. Louis area

Brentwood, Mo. — It's the state tree of Missouri. A tree beloved by home landscapers for its diminutive size and shade tolerance. The attractive four-lobed white flowers it produces are among the first to banish winter's cold and welcome springtime. The fruit it bears feeds songbirds, turkeys and even white-tailed deer.
The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) has always been a Show-Me-State favorite.
Now however, it's in danger.

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