Missouri Department of Conservation http://mdc.mo.gov/feeds/924/rss.xml en MDC offers grants, grant workshop for community tree care http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-offers-grants-grant-workshop-community-tree-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> A.J. Hendershott </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>MDC workshop on March 27 in Cape Girardeau will help with grant applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. –</strong> The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grants -- and a local grant workshop -- to help government agencies, public schools, and not-for-profit groups with the management, improvement, and conservation of trees and forests on public land. TRIM grants are used to help fund tree inventories, removal or pruning of hazardous trees, tree planting, and the training of volunteers and city and county employees to best care for community forests.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-offers-grants-grant-workshop-community-tree-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Info Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) Southeast Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:27:36 +0000 jerekj 30217 at http://mdc.mo.gov 1,400 Missouri students to compete in MoNASP state archery tournament http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/1400-missouri-students-compete-monasp-state-archery-tournament <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-bio-reference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> Joe Jerek </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Public invited to March 27 and 28 event at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –</strong> About 1,400 student archers from schools around the state will compete at the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) sixth annual state tournament on March 27 and 28 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. The public is welcome to attend in support of participants.</p> <p>MoNASP is an affiliate of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and promotes education, self-esteem, and physical activity for students in grades 4-12 through participation in the sport of archery.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/1400-missouri-students-compete-monasp-state-archery-tournament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education MoNASP Statewide Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:02:42 +0000 jerekj 30206 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC hosting predator hunting basics workshop in Columbia on March 12 http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-hosting-predator-hunting-basics-workshop-columbia-march-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> Joanie Straub </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The class is free, but registration is required by March 10.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>COLUMBIA, Mo. —</strong> Do you have an interest in predator hunting, but not sure where to start? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a Coyote Calling and Predator Hunting Basics workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia.</p> <p>The class is free, but registration is required by March 10.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-hosting-predator-hunting-basics-workshop-columbia-march-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hunting / Trapping coyote hunting predator Central Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:56:03 +0000 jerekj 30205 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC to host deer management workshop in Jamesport http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-host-deer-management-workshop-jamesport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> Bill Graham </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>March 7 -- learn about deer ecology and ways to boost trophy bucks</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Jamesport, Mo. –</strong> The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free whitetail deer management workshop 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 7, at the A.V. Spillman Event Center, 308 Broadway St. in Jamesport. Topics are designed to educate property managers about white-tail deer and how land management can improve deer quality and quantity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-host-deer-management-workshop-jamesport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Info deer management Northwest Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:34:41 +0000 jerekj 30204 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC hosting timber harvest workshop in Osage County on March 7 http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-hosting-timber-harvest-workshop-osage-county-march-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> Joanie Straub </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The workshop is free and lunch will be provided, however participants must register by March 6.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>COLUMBIA, Mo. —</strong> Want to improve your woodlot management or timber yields? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a timber harvest workshop for landowners from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Luker Farm in Osage County. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided, however participants must register by March 6.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-hosting-timber-harvest-workshop-osage-county-march-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Your Property timber harvest Central Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:40:52 +0000 jerekj 30203 at http://mdc.mo.gov Crestwood angler sets new gizzard shad state record http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/crestwood-angler-sets-new-gizzard-shad-state-record <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-bio-reference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> Joe Jerek </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –</strong> The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that angler John Burke of Crestwood set the first fishing record for 2015 with a 1-lb.14-oz. gizzard shad measuring 17 inches caught by pole and line on Feb. 1 from Jefferson Lake in St. Louis. The previous pole-and-line record for gizzard shad was 1 lb. 6 oz. set in 2001.</p> <p>For more on state-record fish, visit the MDC website at <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/node/2476">mdc.mo.gov/node/2476</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish. </p> </div> </div> </div> Fishing state record fish Statewide Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:28:37 +0000 jerekj 30200 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC to host paddlefish snagging clinics at Warsaw http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-host-paddlefish-snagging-clinics-warsaw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> Bill Graham </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Clinics will be April 18.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Warsaw, Mo.&nbsp; ̶&nbsp;</strong> The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer Discover Nature Family Paddlefish Snagging Clinics on Saturday, April 18, at the Warsaw Community Building, 181 Harrison St.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-host-paddlefish-snagging-clinics-warsaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fishing paddlefishing Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:10:07 +0000 jerekj 30198 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC to hold workshop for landowners at Powder Valley Nature Center http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-hold-workshop-landowners-powder-valley-nature-center <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> Dan Zarlenga </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Learn how to enhance your property value and benefit wildlife at this free workshop.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="gdp">The goals of landowners and conservation can be one in the same because what often improves the value of your property also helps wildlife and native habitat.</p> <p class="gdp">The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is sponsoring a workshop for landowners and property managers wanting to learn more about how to benefit their land and make it better for wildlife on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-hold-workshop-landowners-powder-valley-nature-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Your Property landowner workshop St. Louis Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:52:22 +0000 feeleh 30179 at http://mdc.mo.gov Wright County conservation agent wins national award http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/wright-county-conservation-agent-wins-national-award <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-bio-reference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> Francis Skalicky </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>MDC's Keith Wollard named NWTF's Wildlife Officer of the Year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="gdp" style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt;"><span style="color: #232323; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10.5pt;">Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Agent Keith Wollard’s dedication to promoting good conservation goes beyond enforcing Missouri’s wildlife regulations. </span></p> <!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--><!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--><p></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> Missourians care about conserving forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/wright-county-conservation-agent-wins-national-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Info Ozark Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:35:47 +0000 feeleh 30134 at http://mdc.mo.gov Join MDC for a Day with Wildlife in Fulton on Feb. 28 http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/join-mdc-day-wildlife-fulton-feb-28 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Written By:&nbsp;</div> Joanie Straub </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites you to discover nature and spend a day with wildlife from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Fulton High School, 1 Hornet Drive in Fulton. All parts of the event are free and open to the public.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="gdp" style="margin: 12pt 0in;"><span style="color: #232323; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10.5pt;">Got cabin fever? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites you to discover nature and spend a day with wildlife from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Fulton High School, 1 Hornet Drive in Fulton. All parts of the event are free and open to the public.</span></p> <!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--><!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--><p></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We help people discover nature. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/join-mdc-day-wildlife-fulton-feb-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Discover Nature Central Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:19:01 +0000 feeleh 30133 at http://mdc.mo.gov