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February 2014

MDC seeks public input for Marshall Junction Conservation Area

A draft plan for Marshall Junction Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review March 1-31.

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MDC seeks public input for Spring Creek Gap Conservation Area

A draft plan for the Spring Creek Gap Conservation Area is available for public review from March 1 to March 31.

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MDC offers TRIM grants and workshops for community forest improvements

The deadline for Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grant applications is June 1.

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controlled burns

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop for landowners in Vichy

The March 14 workshop is free, but space is limited and you must preregister by March 12.

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Garden Coneflowers

Runge Nature Center to hold native plant sale March 22

Native plants offer alternatives to the traditional water- and chemical-dependent manicured lawn.

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A snagger rears back on his stout fishing rod, hoping to hook a hefty spoonbill.

Great things ahead for paddlefish snaggers

The few remaining spoonbills that were stocked in 2001 are tackle-testers now, and a strong 2008 year-class is coming up behind them.

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2014 hunting, trapping, fishing regulation booklets available from MDC

Get copies of the booklets where permits are sold, at MDC offices throughout the state, and online at mdc.mo.gov.

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Charlie Nelson and granddaughters fishing

Renew hunting, fishing permits for your passport to outdoor adventures

March 1 marks the start of a new permit year.

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Join MDC for an Evening with Wildlife in Macon

Discover nature and spend an evening with wildlife from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, in the gymnasium at Macon High School.

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winter trout fishing

More than 10,000 anglers expected at March 1 trout-park opener

30,000 trout will await their casts.

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prescribed burn

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop in Williamsburg

The March 1 workshop is free, but preregistration is required by Feb. 27.

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Young turkey hunter with gobbler

Discover Nature with MDC at youth turkey hunt in Kirksville

Preregistration by April 9 is required.

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