Fiscal Year 2011–2012 Annual Report Summary
Paid county levee and drainage district taxes, forest cropland payments, in lieu of real estate taxes, and county aid road trust payments. Since 1980, paid more than $15.9 million to Missouri counties in lieu of real estate taxes.
Capital Improvements—$18,008,745 Constructed, renovated, and repaired fish hatcheries, river accesses, wetlands, shooting ranges, nature centers, and facilities statewide; and acquired land.
Fisheries—$12,882,551 Managed sport fish populations, aquatic biodiversity, and aquatic habitats. Managed 1,012 areas for fishing, and assisted 5,734 landowners with stream and lake management. Stocked about 9.1 million fish in public waters.
Forestry—$18,438,507 Distributed about 3 million seedlings to 10,700 landowners, provided forestry assistance on more than 52,088 acres of private land and to more than 150 municipalities, managed 438,700 acres of public forest, monitored insect and disease threats, and facilitated development of the state’s forest industry.
Wildlife—$19,099,360 Managed more than 525,000 acres of public land and implemented programs to maintain and restore natural communities and wildlife diversity statewide.
Outreach and Education—$15,417,635 Nearly 800,000 visited nature centers and shooting ranges, more than 500,000 subscribed to the Missouri Conservationist, more than 120,000 subscribed to Xplor, and more than 5.5 million visited MDC’s website. Also provided more than $200,000 in grants to schools, conservation curriculums for schools, outdoor skills programs, and hunter education.
Private Land Services—$7,307,532 Made 71,579 rural and urban landowner contacts, affected 237,290 acres through technical assistance to landowners, provided habitat management workshops to 41,000, assisted 5,088 landowners with nuisance wildlife, and assisted with the formation of 18 landowner cooperatives.
Protection—$15,245,000 Provided wildlife law enforcement in every county as well as resource management, information, education, and public service. Conservation agents contacted 718,796 people. Coordinated the Share the Harvest program. Conservation agents, along with 1,136 volunteers, conducted 905 hunter education classes, certifying 21,975 students.
Resource Science—$10,985,166 Monitored the status of Missouri’s fish, forests, plants, and wildlife, recommended conservation actions, evaluated these actions and reported the results. Contacted tens of thousands of Missourians to determine their outdoor activities and opinions about conservation programs.
Regional Public Contact Offices—$2,720,688 Provided regional offices to directly serve Missourians.
Administrative Services—$24,722,804 Paid for hunting and fishing permit sale systems, fiscal services, purchasing, distribution center, and sign shop. Provided agency-wide postage and printing services, fleet management, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other agency appropriations. Includes information management and technology that supported all computers, software, telephones, and other telecommunications systems.
Human Resources—$2,499,008 Provided the services to recruit, employ, and train employees.
Design and Development—$12,464,762 Provided engineering, architectural design, cultural resource review, surveying and construction, as well as maintenance of conservation areas and facilities.
Administration—$1,620,110 Provided audits, legal counsel, strategic planning coordination, federal reimbursement administration, environmental policy development, public involvement, and river basin coordination.
By the Numbers
Conservation Sales Tax - $100,566,000
Permit Sales - $32,850,045
Federal Reimbursements - $25,141,633
Sales and Rentals - $7,480,667
Other Sources - $3,320,018
Interest - 308,776
Total Receipts - $169,667,139
County Assistance Payments - 0.92%
Capital Improvements -11.06%
Fisheries - 7.91%
Forestry - 11.32%
Wildlife - 11.72%
Outreach and Education - 9.46%
Private Land Services - 4.49%
Protection - 9.36%
Resource Science - 6.74%
Regional Public Contact Offices - 1.67%
Administrative Services - 15.18%
Human Resources - 1.53%
Design and Development - 7.65%
Administration - 0.99%
Missouri State Budget
Health & Social Services - 42.1%
Education - 25.6%
Government Services - 19.5%
Transportation - 9.4%
Natural & Economic Resources - 2.8%
Conservation - 0.6%
MDC represents less than 1% of the total state budget
Total State Budget - $24,952,863,105