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MDC's Powder Valley Nature Center invites people to 25th anniversary events Oct. 21-22

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 29, 2016

The nature center has been serving both nature and St. Louis-area visitors since 1991.

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

St. Louis County's newest conservation agent returns to his roots

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 29, 2016

Agent Jeff Breuer invites residents to seek out St. Louis County’s hidden natural gems.

MDC Conservation Agent Jeff Breuer

MDC says fall turkey hunting could be challenging this year

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 29, 2016

Brood-survey results show the 2016 turkey hatch below average.

Poult-to-hen ratio map of Missouri's wild turkey productivity.

New MDC conservation agent in Lafayette County

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 28, 2016

Justin Pyburn will begin serving in the county on Oct. 1

Justin Pyburn new conservation agent for Lafayette County.

Conservation Commission names Sara Parker Pauley as Director of the Missouri Department of Conservation

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 28, 2016

The Missouri Conservation Commission has selected Sara Parker Pauley as the ninth director of the Missouri Department of Conservation, effective Nov. 1, 2016.

Sara Parker Pauley

MDC, Elk Chute Drainage District partner on access improvements to Hornersville Swamp CA

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 28, 2016

Improvements include road maintenance, native grass plantings and new parking lots.

Hornersville Swamp Conservation Area

Cape Nature Center will give tips on deer processing

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 28, 2016

Attendees will learn how to field dress and properly care for their harvested deer and how to process the venison for freezer storage at this free program. 

Deer being prcessed

MDC offers hunter education skills course in Columbia Oct. 11

News from the region

Central
Sep 28, 2016

Register to attend this course and earn a hunter education certification card.

Little girl taking the Hunter Education Skills Course.

Get duck hunting info from MDC waterfowl digest

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 27, 2016

Find changes, seasons, limits, estimates, and more from MDC at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZoD.

Waterfowl Hunting Digest

MDC offers Women's Basic Firearms workshop Oct. 22

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 27, 2016

Register to attend a free training program near Kirksville. 

A woman shooting a rifle at a shooing range.

MDC's Cape Nature Center hosts Fall Festival

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 27, 2016

Live owl presentations and a campfire promise fun family time.

Live owl presentations will be offered at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. during the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center's Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 22.

MDC Wild Webcast: The Fight Against Chronic Wasting Disease

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 27, 2016

REGISTER TODAY at bit.ly/2doVZFX for the MDC Wild Webcast: The Fight Against Chronic Wasting Disease.

CWD Deer

MDC programs to give tips on deer processing

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 27, 2016

Free "Field to Freezer" programs coming up in Joplin, Springfield.

Deer meat being processed.

MDC hosts Family Outdoors Day at Reed Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2016

Sept.24 event drew families exploring the outdoors 

Family Outdoors Day at Reed Area

MDC and Lincoln University invite landowners to Timber Stand Improvement workshop Oct. 15

News from the region

Central
Sep 26, 2016

Free seminar will introduce landowners to TSI practices and benefits.

trees

Discover nature with MDC through fall-color fun

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 26, 2016

Conservation Department offers weekly fall-color updates and more online.

Fall Color

Avoid the late fall rush and take hunter education now

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 23, 2016

Become Hunter Education certified in time for the November firearms season.

HUnter Ed

MDC invites teachers to archery instructor course in Saline County

News from the region

Central
Sep 23, 2016

Course helps teachers start an archery program in their schools

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MoNASP

MDC’s Columbia Bottom visitor center features art exhibit merging water color and nature journaling

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 21, 2016

This unique work by local artist Angie Jungbluth will be on display until Oct. 14.

Columbia Bottom Art

Put unprofitable acres to use for wildlife

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 20, 2016

MDC programs can help farmers re-focus acres and decrease losses.

Quail

MDC says "May the Forest Be With You" Oct. 1

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2016

Light sabers welcome as Burr Oak Woods Nature Center shows how Trees Work

May the Forest Be With You

New Laclede County conservation agent not far from old job

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 19, 2016

Jewell transfers from neighboring Dallas County, begins new duties Oct. 1.

Conservation Agent Jarrad Jewell

Public invited to connect with nature through primitive skills

Sep 19, 2016

MDC program at Springfield Nature Center focuses on nature knowledge of past cultures.

Arrowhead

MDC encourages deer hunters to Share the Harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 16, 2016

Share the Harvest provides venison from hunters to help feed hungry Missourians. 

Share the Harvest venison

MDC reminds people that a fed bear is a dead bear

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 16, 2016

Don’t feed bears or provide potential food sources.

Black Bears

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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
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
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