February 2014

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. More

MDC offers TRIM grants and workshops for community forest improvements

Image of a white oak tree
The deadline for Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grant applications is June 1. More

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop for landowners in Vichy

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

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. More

Great things ahead for paddlefish snaggers

A snagger rears back on his stout fishing rod, hoping to hook a hefty spoonbill.
The few remaining spoonbills that were stocked in 2001 are tackle-testers now, and a strong 2008 year-class is coming up behind them. More

Runge Nature Center to hold native plant sale March 22

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

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. More

Renew hunting, fishing permits for your passport to outdoor adventures

Charlie Nelson and granddaughters fishing
March 1 marks the start of a new permit year. More

Join MDC for an Evening with Wildlife in Macon

Photo of male wild turkey walking in mowed grass
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. More

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

winter trout fishing
30,000 trout will await their casts. More

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop in Williamsburg

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

Discover Nature with MDC at youth turkey hunt in Kirksville

Young turkey hunter with gobbler
Preregistration by April 9 is required. More