Missouri Department of Conservation http://mdc.mo.gov/feeds/924/rss.xml en MDC offers dove banding opportunity at Reed Wildlife Area http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-offers-dove-banding-opportunity-reed-wildlife-area <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>Space is limited and participants must register in advance by calling 816-622-0900.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Lee's Summit, Mo. –</strong> The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering the public a chance to participate in research on mourning dove populations. Each summer, MDC employees trap doves and affix small identification bands. The doves are then released back into the wild. Band information returned by hunters and birders helps biologists monitor dove populations and the popular gamebird's migrations in Missouri and other states.</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-dove-banding-opportunity-reed-wildlife-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Discover Nature Kansas City Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:39:10 +0000 jerekj 28741 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC invites public to discuss urban deer management in Jefferson City http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-invites-public-discuss-urban-deer-management-jefferson-city <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>Attend the Aug.14 program to learn ways to minimize problems.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —</strong> The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to an informational meeting on urban deer management at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Runge Conservation Nature Center.</p> <p>MDC staff will provide attendees with information about managing deer numbers in cities and suburbs. As human and deer populations in Missouri have grown together, urban residents are challenged to manage deer numbers at levels that minimize problems.</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-invites-public-discuss-urban-deer-management-jefferson-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Your Property deer management Central Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:37:52 +0000 jerekj 28704 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC's Powder Valley Nature Center makes bugs fun for the whole family http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdcs-powder-valley-nature-center-makes-bugs-fun-whole-family <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>Visitors will discover the creepy, crawly side of nature at special bug-themed event Aug. 8.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>ST. LOUIS, Mo. —</strong> They buzz, they fly, they crawl, they eat, and sometimes they bite, but how much do we really know about our insect friends? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will shed some light on creepy crawlies with a special event designed to educate and entertain the whole family.</p> <p>MDC will host Friday Night Live: The Buzz about Bugs on Friday, Aug. 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.</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/mdcs-powder-valley-nature-center-makes-bugs-fun-whole-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Discover Nature Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center St. Louis Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:48:37 +0000 jerekj 28699 at http://mdc.mo.gov Beware of hungry bears http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/beware-hungry-bears <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> Jim Low </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bears are better off living on what nature provides.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>JEFFERSON CITY–</strong>Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects bears, too.</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/beware-hungry-bears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Discover Nature black bear nuisance wildlife Statewide Spring Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:29:37 +0000 lowj 28688 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC hosting family night at the range in Cole County http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-hosting-family-night-range-cole-county <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>Learn the basics of rifle and shotgun shooting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. —</strong> The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to a night at the range from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, at Scrivner Road Conservation Area (CA) shooting range. This free program is open to all ages, however those age 17 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or adult mentor.</p> <p>MDC staff and trained firearms instructors will be on hand to help attendees' learn the basics of rifle and shotgun shooting. All firearms, ammunition and targets will be provided.</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-family-night-range-cole-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hunting / Trapping shooting range Central Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:19:38 +0000 jerekj 28680 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC encourages Missourians to share opinions on protecting deer http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-encourages-missourians-share-opinions-protecting-deer <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>Go online to mdc.mo.gov/DeerHealth to share opinions on proposed MDC regulations for the captive-cervid industry that protect Missouri deer from diseases.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --</strong> The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved proposed regulation changes to the <em>Wildlife Code of Missouri</em> regarding the operations of hunting preserves and wildlife breeding facilities that hold white-tailed deer, mule deer, and their hybrids.</p> <p>The proposed regulation changes will be published in the Missouri Register through the Secretary of State's Office at <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/moreg.asp">sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/moreg.asp</a> for a 30-day public comment period beginning July 16.</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-encourages-missourians-share-opinions-protecting-deer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Info deer health Statewide Regulations Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:25 +0000 jerekj 28657 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC and partners holding landowner workshops on Farm Bill programs and other assistance http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-and-partners-holding-landowner-workshops-farm-bill-programs-and-other-assistance <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>Preregistration for August workshops is required by July 31.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>SOUTHEAST, Mo. –</strong> Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Private Land Services staff are teaming up with staff from Quail Forever, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to host a series of conservation workshops around southeast Missouri for landowners and land managers. The workshops will highlight changes in the Farm Bill programs and other opportunities to promote, restore, and enhance wildlife habitat.</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-and-partners-holding-landowner-workshops-farm-bill-programs-and-other-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Your Property Landowner Assistance Southeast Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:07:52 +0000 jerekj 28643 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC Discovery Center hosts Urban Outdoor Summit http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-discovery-center-hosts-urban-outdoor-summit <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> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Kansas City, Mo. –</strong> The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will partner with Urban American Outdoors to host the 5th Annual Urban Outdoor Summit July 18 and 19 at its Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., in Kansas City.</p> <p>The Summit is free and open to anyone interested in the outdoors. A light lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required. To register call 913-334-5177. For more information visit <a href="https://www.facebook.com/UAOTV?sk=wall">facebook.com/UAOTV?sk=wall</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> We help people discover nature. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-discovery-center-hosts-urban-outdoor-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Discover Nature Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center Kansas City Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:57:04 +0000 jerekj 28624 at http://mdc.mo.gov Want to be a Conservation Agent? http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/want-be-conservation-agent-0 <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>MDC is accepting applications from July 21 through Aug. 18 for its next agent trainee class.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --</strong> The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is accepting applications from July 21 through Aug. 18 for its next class of conservation agent trainees. Selected candidates will undergo 26 weeks of intense training in all facets of law enforcement and resource management.</p> <p>Those who make the grade will receive county assignments and become the face of conservation in their assigned communities – enforcing the Wildlife Code of Missouri and helping the public with issues such as nuisance wildlife and land management.</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/want-be-conservation-agent-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Info career conservation agent job Statewide Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:53:28 +0000 jerekj 28613 at http://mdc.mo.gov MDC urges proper pruning to help storm-damaged trees http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-urges-proper-pruning-help-storm-damaged-trees <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>Careful pruning and tender loving care may save some trees.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>COLUMBIA, Mo. —</strong> The recent storm that swept through Columbia and the surrounding area left many trees in need of a little after-storm care. Trees that lost limbs may threaten the safety of homeowners, are at risk for decline, or even death.</p> <p>The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has advice about how to determine which trees are salvageable and how to nurse them back to health.</p> <p>According to MDC Forestry Regional Supervisor Susan Troxel-DeWitt, the amount of damage a tree can survive depends on the tree.</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-urges-proper-pruning-help-storm-damaged-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Your Property tree care Central Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:45 +0000 jerekj 28612 at http://mdc.mo.gov