The fur industry in North America has been a major factor in the exploration and settling of our country. When the first settlers arrive on the eastern coast of the United States in the early 1600s, they trapped for food, clothing, and to protect their crops and livestock.
Join us as we celebrate our 75th anniversary. Throughout 2012, this page will feature stories about our citizen-led efforts to conserve Missouri's fish, forests and wildlife, as well as special events at conservation facilities near you.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.
Check out the featured picture and other images at the MDC Media Gallery