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Jennifer Behnken brings her forestry education and combination of volunteer and professional experience to the job.
Kyle Lorenz has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.
There’s more to activities like shed hunting than the find.
Landowners invited to free MDC prescribed fire workshop on Aug. 11 at Mineral Area College.
Free workshop addresses feral hog concerns and assistance available to landowners.
Local biologists use love of nature to inspire quality fishing experiences for the region.
Missouri Department of Conservation foresters say not to worry.
This “after hours” event gives working parents an opportunity to bring their family.
See how volunteers and naturalists feed the center’s reptiles, amphibians and fish.
This free event welcomes ages seven to 17 to try their hand at frogging.
Traveling black bear is a reminder to be “Bear Aware.”
People with tree concerns or questions can get answers at June 18 event.
The area management plan is open for public review in June.
Register online for the July 29 course.
Farmington man’s catfish wasn’t taken by a legal method.
Ages 7 to 17 can learn the time-honored skill of fishing for catfish.
Southeast Missouri hosts two thirds of the state’s known invasive population.
Missouri is a great place to fish and fishing is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day.
Bring the family for this fun, free nature-filled event.
Learn to discover Missouri from a paddler’s view, the way it might’ve looked in the 1800s.
Kids ages 15 years and under can discover the fun of trout fishing at free all-day event.
A grand opening of the lake is set for May 21 with fishing activities for the public.
Fishin’ Magicians program inspires guests to get outdoors.
Though portrayed by Hollywood as scary, the real scary story is the current plight of native bats.
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