July 2012

MDC and Missouri FFA look to future of conservation

Two young women in shorts and t-shirts receive instruction from a forester.
Conservation program at FFA Leadership Camp reaches more than 1,000 students from around the state. More

Free “Green Fire” movie at MDC Discovery Center honors conservation legend Aldo Leopold

Discovery Center
Discovery Center will host movie, activities and hands-on workshops dedicated to applying conservation in daily lives. More

MDC to host blue catfish-management open houses

Blue Catfish Display
Come to learn what MDC has in mind and express your opinion. More

Discover Nature with MDC at youth dove hunt

Young boy dove hunting with over-ear protection
Participants must be ages 11 to 15 and attend a mandatory clinic on Aug. 31. More

MDC to host clinics in Columbia for women on shotgun skills and deer hunting

E. Sydney Stephens Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
There is no cost for either program and all firearms and ammunition will be provided. Participants are also welcome to bring their own shotgun. Pre-registration is required for both events. More

Riley brothers of Callaway County honored for tree management

Riley brothers recognized by Missouri Tree Farm Committe

MDC offers free workshops on managing private land for deer

A White-tailed deer doe and fawn
Missouri is a great place to hunt deer and private landowners are key. More

Waterfowl forecast brilliant, teal season 16 days

Image of blue-winged teal
Breeding numbers are at record levels for several species. More

Cape Girardeau Nature Center full of fun for area youth

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Discover nature in August with Cape Girardeau Nature Center Kids' Clubs! More

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops for landowners in southeast

Prescribed fire is a low-cost way for landowners to manage grasslands, CRP and old fields for forage production and to improve wildlife habitat. More

Grow Native! program takes root with Missouri Prairie Foundation

Purple Coneflower
A special ceremony “transplanting” Grow Native! to its new home will be on Aug. 30 following presentation by Doug Tallamy, acclaimed author of "Bringing Nature Home." More

Summer heat, low water increasing fish kills

Scorching heat and drought are making survival difficult for fish in shallow ponds and lakes all around the state. More