September 2012

MDC Burr Oak Woods Nature Center marks 30-year milestone

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Burr Oak Woods Indoor Play Area
Discover nature and have free family fun at anniversay events Oct. 5 and 6 More

MDC’s Reed Area hosts WOW event

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Mary Silwance fishing at WOW outdoor camp

MDC staff raise and release lake sturgeon, a mighty fish for big rivers

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Hatchery-Raised Lake Sturgeon
Lake sturgeon date back 150 million years to the dinosaur days and can reach eight feet and 300 pounds. More

MDC's Jay Henges Shooting Range attains 4-star rating from NSSF

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Jay Henges shooting range

Recent rain could salvage fall color

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Photo of autumn color
The break in Missouri’s drought came just in time for some trees. More

Joplin homeowners can receive free trees and planting help

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City of Joplin and MDC planting free trees for residents through Priority ReLeaf program. More

MDC offers landowner prescribed burn workshop in Warrenton

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While uncontrolled wildfires can harm habitat and property, controlled use of prescribed fire can improve health of natural ecosystems. More

MDC offers effective wingshooting workshops in Kirksville and Hannibal areas

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Free workshops can help migratory and upland bird hunters improve wingshooting skills, including effective use of shotgun shells with non-toxic alternatives to lead shot, such as steel shot. More

Youth waterfowl hunting clinic offered Oct. 20 and 27

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Reserve your place now. More

Discover nature with elk driving tour at MDC's Peck Ranch in Ozarks

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Elk at Peck Ranch CA
Take a staycation to see elk and other wildlife, hear bugling, see fall foliage, and visit Twin Pines, other conservation areas and local communities. More

Celebrate 75 years of conservation with MDC and DU at Duck Creek

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Discover nature and have free family fun on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More

MDC's Apple Creek shooting ranges now open

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Rifle and pistol range opened Sept. 15 after being closed for three months while renovation work was completed. More