Annual Report Fiscal Year 2010–2011

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Published on: Dec. 13, 2011

Fostered a healthy and gevening forest resource. Examples include distributing about 3.5 million seedlings for planting to 9,600 landowners, provided forestry assistance on more than 42,200 acres of private land and to more than 100 municipalities, managing 438,700 acres of public forestland, monitoring insect and disease threats and facilitating development of the state’s forest industry.

Wildlife—$17,095,531 Worked toward ensuring wildlife populations are in harmony with habitat and human enjoyment. Managed more than 525,000 acres of public land and implemented programs to maintain and restore natural communities and wildlife diversity across Missouri’s landscape.

Outreach and Education—$14,389,507 Sustained Missourians’ connection to the outdoors through more than 1 million visitors to conservation nature centers and shooting-range/outdoor-education centers, nearly 500,000 subscribers to the Missouri Conservationist magazine, about 80,000 subscribers to the Xplor magazine, Web-based information, grants to schools exceeding $200,000, conservation curriculums for schools, outdoor skills programs and hunter education.

Private Land Services—$6,852,347 Helped private landowners to achieve long-term natural resource conservation objectives. Provided service through 31,400 rural and urban landowner contacts; affected 280,155 acres through technical assistance to landowners; provided habitat management workshops to 40,486 attendees; assisted U SDA with enrolling 90,000 acres of cropfield reflooding in the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative; and assisted 5,607 private landowners in controlling nuisance wildlife.

Protection—$13,860,700 Paid for law enforcement in every county as well as resource management, information, education and public service contact activities conducted by conservation agents who directly contacted more than 660,000 people. Coordinated the Share the Harvest program through which 5,731 deer hunters donated

305,643 pounds of venison to less-fortunate Missourians. Conservation agents, along with 1,800 volunteer instructors, conducted 877 hunter education classes, certifying 22,852 students.

Resource Science—$10,415,660 Provided the science-based information needed to effectively manage Missouri’s natural resources. Resource Science monitors the status of Missouri’s fish, forests, plants and wildlife, recommends conservation actions, evaluates these actions and reports the results. In addition to surveys of fish and wildlife, tens of thousands of Missourians were contacted to determine their outdoor activities and opinions about conservation programs.

Regional Public Contact Offices—$2,827,587 Provided regional public contact offices.

Administrative Services and Human Resources—$26,420,875 Paid for human resources, hunting and fishing permit point-of-sale and e-Permits system, fiscal services, purchasing, distribution center, print shop, fleet management, vehicle and equipment maintenance centers and information management and technology. Also includes other agency appropriations, Department-wide equipment and other essential services.

Design and Development—$10,254,894 Provided engineering, architectural, surveying and construction services for conservation programs and maintenance of conservation areas and facilities.

Administration—$3,163,614 Paid for audits, legal counsel and the coordination of strategic planning, federal reimbursement administration, environmental policy development, cultural resource reviews, public involvement and river basin management.


Conservation Sales Tax $95,818,337
Permit Sales $31,590,358
Federal Reimbursements $22,653,214
Sales and Rentals $8,825,875
Other Sources $2,259,250
Interest $303,972
Total Receipts $161,451,006


County Assistance Payments 0.98%
Capital Improvements 11.30%
Fisheries 8.42%
Forestry 9.78%
Wildlife 11.29%
Outreach and Education 9.49%
Private Land Services 4.53%
Protection 9.15%
Resource Science 6.88%
Regional Public Contact Offices 1.87%
Administrative Services & Human Resources 17.45%
Design and Development .6.77%

Missouri State Budget

Administration 2.09%
Health & Social Services 39.8%
Education 26.5%
Government Services 19.9%
Transportation 10.3%
Natural & Economic Resources 2.9%
Conservation 0.6%
MDC represents less than 1% of the total state budget  
Total State Budget $24,608,785,560

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