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MDC St. Louis region Protection Division volunteers earn 500-hour service awards

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 25, 2016

Two volunteers received framed wildlife art prints to commemorate outstanding service.

Dan Busekrus of Troy (center left) and Sarah Foran of Warrenton (center right) both received framed wildlife art prints last June to commemorate 500 hours of volunteer service for MDC’s St. Louis Regional Protection Division.  The awards were presented by

MDC welcomes participants in dove banding project

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 25, 2016

Program at Reed Memorial Wildlife Area part of long-term scientific studies 

A dove sitting on tree limb.

MDC partners with Lincoln University on West Plains Feral Hog Workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 25, 2016

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

Feral hog damage to a field.

MDC invites kids to free fishing day at Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 22, 2016

Educational seminars will also be part of Aug. 20 Kids' Fishing Day event.

Mother and child fishing.

MDC: Hunter education skills session scheduled for West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 21, 2016

The Aug. 2 skills session satisfies part two of Missouri hunter education requirements.

An adult man and young boy learning gun and hunter safety.

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

Want to be a Conservation Agent with MDC?

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 20, 2016

MDC is accepting applications until Aug. 29 for its next class of conservation agents.

Conservation Agents

MDC confirms sightings of Pokémon at Busch Conservation Area and Powder Valley Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 20, 2016

Virtual wildlife new to Missouri found at two St. Louis area MDC sites.

Pokémon

Husband and wife honored for hunter education efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2016

MDC recognizes Springfield's Dale and Julie Garner for their volunteer instructional work.

Julie and Dale Garner

Long-time conservation agent wins hunter education honor

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2016

MDC recognizes Laclede County agent Walt Hutton for teaching efforts.

Laclede County Conservation Agent Walt Hutton (third from left) has received the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) 2015 Hunter Education Conservation Agent Instructor of the Year. Also pictured are (from left) former MDC Director Bob Ziehmer, MD

Wright City resident honored as Missouri’s top bowhunter education instructor

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 19, 2016

Bob Mallery of Wright City was recently named statewide bow hunter education Instructor of the year for 2015.

Bob Mallery

O’Fallon man honored as Missouri’s top hunter education instructor

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 19, 2016

Dave Cantoni of O’Fallon was recently named 2015’s statewide Hunter Education Instructor of the Year.

Dave Cantoni

MDC conservation agent brings experience to new job

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 18, 2016

Long-time Johnson County agent Zielke transfers to Greene County Aug. 1.

Conservation Agent Kevin Zielke

MDC’s Columbia Bottom Conservation Area now offers free discovery backpacks for loan

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 15, 2016

Educational backpacks contain everything needed for self-guided discovery of the area’s many natural habitats.

Columbia Bottom CA Visitor Center

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 15, 2016

Four Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered on Tuesday evenings in August, September.

Discover Nature Fishing

MDC improving fish habitat at Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 15, 2016

More than 100 tree bundles to be sunk at select locations on reservoirs.

Habitat Structures in Norfork Lake

MDC presents State Champion Tree award for dwarf hackberry at Tan-Tar-A Resort

News from the region

Central
Jul 14, 2016

Largest known tree of its kind in Missouri, now publicly recognized. 

State Champion Dwarf Hackberry Tree

MDC offers revised “Wild Mammals of Missouri” reference book

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 14, 2016

Third edition offers more information on 72 native species and includes original and new illustrations.

The Wild Mammals of Missouri

MDC to hold youth dove hunt at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 14, 2016

Youths age 11-15 have until July 31 to apply for a clinic and managed dove hunt.

Youth Dove Hunt

MDC awards $338,490 in grants to 156 fire departments

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 13, 2016

Matching grants help rural fire departments buy gear and equipment to fight wildfires.

MDC recently awarded $338,490 in matching grants to 156 rural fire departments to help buy gear and equipment to fight wildfires.

MDC offers Field to Fork fish cooking lesson Aug. 16 in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 12, 2016

Gorman Discovery Center will host cooking series as chefs prepare fish and game

MDC staff demonstrating how to clean and cook a fish.

Katydids join July summer symphony

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 11, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about Missouri’s loudest insect.

Katydid

MDC, St. Louis Zoo and local teen volunteers help restore federally-endangered beetle

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2016

This mysterious “undertaker” beetle plays a vital role in the ecosystems in which it lives.

American Burying Beetle

Summer camp is not over, MDC hosting a free one in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 08, 2016

All ages welcome at Discovery Center's walk-in summer camp activities July 29

MDC's Gorman Discovery Center will offer summer camp style archery, games, nature crafts and campfire fun 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City.

MDC Runge Nature Center hosts Powerful Pollinators event

Jul 07, 2016

Learn more about Missouri’s butterflies, wasps, and bees with MDC staff July 29

Kids looking at flowers

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