May 2012

I-44 construction requires detour to access/exit Jay Henges Shooting Range

Jay Henges shooting range

Endangered beetle gets a prairie home in Missouri

American burying beetle
The Saint Louis Zoo, in partnership with MDC, The Nature Conservancy and USFWS, is releasing about 150 pairs of American burying beetles at Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie. More

May Conservation Action

Actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its May meeting included setting deer and early migratory bird seasons. More

MDC open house on CWD next steps June 2 in Macon County

Open house will be at New Cambria High School June 2 between 1-4 p.m. More

Northeast Regional Office celebrates five years

MDC Northeast Regional Office
Enjoy an anniversary celebration on June 9 with family friendly activities devoted to nature and the outdoors. More

Conservation history video goes on sale in time for Father’s Day

The release comes just in time for Father’s Day. More

Help quail and other wildlife by limiting recreational mowing

bobwhite quail
MDC offers alternatives to mowing that benefit wildlife. More

MDC workshop offers teachers tools and training for innovative educational programs


New hatch for Kansas City’s skyscraper-dwelling peregrine falcons

Falcon Flying in Kansas City

Landowners play key role in elk restoration

Two Missouri Elk Bulls
Habitat on private land helps ensure the future of Missouri’s growing elk herd. More

DNA reveals different origins for Missouri mountain lions

Closeup of mountain lion face
Four cougars seen in Missouri came from three states. More

Peck Ranch welcomes second elk cohort

Elk arrive off of truck for 2012 release
This year’s gang includes 22 adult cows, 18 of which are pregnant. More