March 2012

Prescribed burn promotes wildlife habitat across public land in Ozarks

Ozarks Interagency Prescribed Burn
Prescribed burn used as vegetation-management tool by MDC, Nature Conservancy and National Park Service. More

MDC's Discovery Center celebrates a decade serving Kansas City and beyond

Discovery Center
Discovery Center will hold anniversary celebration Saturday, April 7, with free family friendly activities devoted to nature and outdoors. More

New MDC Forestry position targets Joplin tree recovery


Warm weather could boost turkey hunters’ long-term prospects

Wild Turkeys
Improved reproduction last year, plentiful acorns and a mild winter all favor a rebound of turkey numbers. More

Discover nature in wetlands at MDC annual family fun day

kids and creeks

State archery tourney draws almost 1,200 competitors

MoNASP 2012 Top MoNASP Archer Brandon Whitley with Tim Ripperger of MDC
Fourth annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools tournament sends dozens to nationals. More

Invasive zebra mussels confirmed at Smithville Lake

Zebra Mussel Shells

Three more cases of CWD found in free-ranging deer in Macon County

MDC testing of free-ranging deer results in five total cases of CWD with all found in same area. More

MDC offers TRIM grants for community forest improvements

Grant applications due June 1. Help available through upcoming MDC workshops. More

MDC and Ameren launch WOW program to improve wildlife habitat

Ameren and MDC staff discuss WOW options
Wires Over Wildlife to enhance land underneath Ameren transmission lines. More

Bash trash in Missouri with April Trash Bash!

Trash Bash 2012 Logo
Visit for more information, to report efforts and for free lapel pins. More

Smoke at Peck Ranch CA week of March 19 is evidence of habitat improvement

Prescribed burns on the area are part of habitat management. More