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MDC invites public input for future management of Forest 44 Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 15, 2016

Those interested in having input on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas during September.

Forest 44 CA

MDC, Arbor Day Foundation, and communities celebrate 40 years of Tree City USA in Missouri

News from the region

St. Louis
Statewide
Sep 14, 2016

Event celebrated 88 Missouri communities in the program.

Tree City USA Celebration

MDC reminds hunters of Hunter Ed requirement to buy firearms hunting permits

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 13, 2016

Hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1967 must provide proof of Hunter Education certification.

Heritage Card

MDC seeks new volunteers to help lead Discover Nature Fishing programs

News from the region

Central
Sep 13, 2016

Register to attend a free training program in Kirksville Oct. 1.

New anglers learn fishing techniques.

MDC offers hunter education skills course in Columbia Oct. 5

News from the region

Central
Sep 13, 2016

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

Hunter Education

MDC needs hunter help in southwest Missouri to detect CWD

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Sep 13, 2016

Deadly Chronic Wasting Disease in northern Arkansas has prompted MDC to continue increased surveillance efforts near state border. 

Deer with CWD

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in Columbia Oct. 14

News from the region

Central
Sep 12, 2016

Space is limited. Register by Oct. 11 to attend this free training. 

Young students learning about nature.

MDC invites families to National Hunting and Fishing Day event Sept. 24 in Knox County

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 09, 2016

Celebrate with free outdoor activities at Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area 

Conservation agent helping a little boy fish.

MDC holding auction Oct. 15 in Salem

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 08, 2016

Items include used vehicles and equipment. Get full list of items starting in late September at mdc.mo.gov/auction

MDC Auction Items

MDC offers free Prairie Day event Sept. 17

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 08, 2016

Celebrate native grasslands with tours and exhibits at Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie 

Beautiful sunrise over a praire.

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 24

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 08, 2016

Learn about fishing, hunting and wildlife at James A. Reed Area in Lee's Summit.

Fishing during Outdoors Day

MDC invites public input for future management of Long Ridge Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 06, 2016

Those interested in having input on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas during September.

Long Ridge Conservation Area map.

MDC invites public input for future management of B.K. Leach Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 02, 2016

Those interested in having input on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas during September.

Sunset on B.K. Leach Memorial Conservation Area.

Cape Nature Center volunteers use life-long experiences to benefit others

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 02, 2016

Volunteers contributed over 4,000 hours of work in 2015, but the value is more than time and money.

Randy Windeknecht and Jeanie Haertling both volunteer at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

Learn about fishing through MDC's Discover Nature Fishing

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 02, 2016

Free lessons will be offered at a variety of locations in September.

Little boy fishing for the first time.

MDC presents State Champion Tree award for chinkapin oak in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Sep 02, 2016

New tree recognized as largest of its kind in Missouri, dethrones previous title holder.  

MDC Community Forester Ann Koenig presents Ryan Russell, with a State Champion Tree plaque in front of the state’s largest known chinkapin oak, located in Columbia.

MDC seeks public comment on Little Compton Lake plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 01, 2016

Public can comment in September on plans for Carroll County conservation area 

Bass jumping out of the water.

MDC seeks public input for Kahrs-Boger Park

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 01, 2016

Public can comment in September on plans for area near Sedalia 

An angler releasing fish back into the water.

MDC invites public input for future management of Weldon Spring Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 01, 2016

Those interested in having input on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas during September

Beautiful Missouri River and the fall color.

MDC: Public input sought for Indian Trail Conservation Area

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 01, 2016

The Indian Trail CA management plan is open for public review until Sept. 30.

Deer at Indian Trail CA

MDC: Public input sought for Current River Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 01, 2016

The Current River CA management plan is open for public review until Sept. 30.

Current River

MDC seeks public input for three areas in Platte County

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 01, 2016

Review plans online for Kendzora, Little Bean Marsh and Marshall areas

A field in a Conservation Area in Platte County.

MDC’s Day on the River is a chance to get to know the Mighty Mississippi

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 30, 2016

Join professional river experts on boat rides and meet big river fish face to face.

Day on the River

MDC plans archery instructor training classes

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2016

Teachers are invited to attend free classes in Joplin and Springfield.

MoNASP Instructor Training

MDC plans archery instructor training classes

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2016

Teachers are invited to attend free classes in Joplin and Springfield.

MoNASP Instructor Training

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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
Southeast Regional Office
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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