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MDC welcomes new community forester to southeast region

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 21, 2016

Jennifer Behnken brings her forestry education and combination of volunteer and professional experience to the job.

Jennifer Behnken is MDC's new community forester for Missouri’s southeast region

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Ste. Genevieve, Perry counties

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

Kyle Lorenz has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.

Kyle Lorenz

Teen job shadow leads to antler shed finds and a generational appreciation of conservation

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

There’s more to activities like shed hunting than the find.

Kegan Roberts

MDC: Landowner workshop shows prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Landowners invited to free MDC prescribed fire workshop on Aug. 11 at Mineral Area College.

Prescribed Fire

MDC partners with Lincoln University on Poplar Bluff Feral Hog Workshop

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Free workshop addresses feral hog concerns and assistance available to landowners.

Feral Hog

MDC cultivates ‘Close to home fishing’ in southeast Missouri communities

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Local biologists use love of nature to inspire quality fishing experiences for the region.

A man measuring a fish.

Jumping Oak Galls turn Oak trees brown in Southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation foresters say not to worry.

Oak Galls

MDC’s Nature Center at Night focuses on pond life

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 14, 2016

This “after hours” event gives working parents an opportunity to bring their family.

Bullfrog

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts ‘Feeding Frenzy’

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 14, 2016

See how volunteers and naturalists feed the center’s reptiles, amphibians and fish.

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center invites the public to view live feedings of the center’s resident reptiles, amphibians and fish Thursday, July 7, from 1 to 2 p.m.

MDC offers frog gigging clinic for youth in East Prairie

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 10, 2016

This free event welcomes ages seven to 17 to try their hand at frogging.

Frog in the water

Black bear travels nearly 400 miles across southern Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 06, 2016

Traveling black bear is a reminder to be “Bear Aware.”

Black Bear

Tree health in the Ozarks, a growing concern

News from the region

Ozark
Southwest
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016

People with tree concerns or questions can get answers at June 18 event.

This view from Stegall Mountain on Peck Ranch Conservation Area shows just a portion of the forested Ozarks.

MDC: Public input sought for Coldwater Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

The area management plan is open for public review in June.

Wooded area at Coldwater Conservation Area

MDC hosts Hunter Education Skills Session at Perryville Elks Lodge

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

Register online for the July 29 course.

Father and son wearing hunter orange turkey hunting

One man, three counties, 19 wildlife violations

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

Farmington man’s catfish wasn’t taken by a legal method.

Anthony Stacy Illegal Catfish

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Youth Pond Catfishing Clinic June 11

News from the region

Southeast
May 12, 2016

Ages 7 to 17 can learn the time-honored skill of fishing for catfish.

Evaluate Your Pattern

MDC: Invasive Emerald Ash Borer continues to threaten Missouri’s ash trees

News from the region

Southeast
May 12, 2016

Southeast Missouri hosts two thirds of the state’s known invasive population.

Map of Missouri displaying where EAB have been recorded.

MDC Cape Nature Center offers Father's Day Fishing: Pond to Plate

News from the region

Southeast
May 10, 2016

Missouri is a great place to fish and fishing is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day.

MDC: Youth Bowfishing Clinic scheduled for June 10 in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2016

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Wild Heart in concert this Friday

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2016

Bring the family for this fun, free nature-filled event.

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts two June canoeing programs

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2016

Learn to discover Missouri from a paddler’s view, the way it might’ve looked in the 1800s.

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day on May 14 at Maramec Spring Park

News from the region

Southeast
Central
Apr 29, 2016

Kids ages 15 years and under can discover the fun of trout fishing at free all-day event.

Trout Fishing

Marble Hill partners with MDC to manage Pellegrino Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 27, 2016

A grand opening of the lake is set for May 21 with fishing activities for the public.

MDC Cape Nature Center says ‘Don’t let your bucket list rust’

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 22, 2016

Fishin’ Magicians program inspires guests to get outdoors.

Fishin’ Magicians Amy Short and Steve Craig

MDC: Cape Nature Center presents Bats of Missouri program Wednesday

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 21, 2016

Though portrayed by Hollywood as scary, the real scary story is the current plight of native bats.

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
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Bill Graham
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Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
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Robert Hemmelgarn
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Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
573-815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-751-4115
Joe Jerek
(Statewide)
Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
(St. Louis)
Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554