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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

MDC offers deer management workshop at Jamesport

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 30, 2016

Free workshop on Sept. 15 will also cover hunting regulation changes.

Buck

MDC invites public to attend tree walks in Joplin and Monett

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 29, 2016

Free events will identify species and highlight characteristics and benefits of trees.

A lady walking on a trail in the woods.

MDC cohosts overnight campout in Forest Park to help families discover the outdoors

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 29, 2016

MDC joins host of partners to offer an affordable way to discover camping and outdoor skills in St. Louis’ most famous park.

Sunrise behind tents in a field

MDC offers special program in St. Charles to help kids catch their first fish

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 26, 2016

An innovative program for youngsters age four to six will introduce them to fishing and their very first catch.

Kids Fishing

MDC hosts women’s free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park Sept. 10

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 26, 2016

Women are treated to a free day of fishing at the trout park, which features Missouri’s fifth largest spring.

Woman Trout Fishing

Conservation Commission gives initial approval on MDC changes to smallmouth and rock bass regulations

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 26, 2016

The next step in the process is a public comment period coming up in October.

Smallmouth bass in landing net.

MDC Telecheck has new questions on deer and turkey harvests

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 25, 2016

Information from hunters will help MDC with management of popular game animals. 

Buck Measurement

MDC co-hosts Monarch Tagging Event in St. Charles Sept. 10

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 25, 2016

Visitors will enjoy a variety of interactive learning experiences, such as monarch butterfly catching and tagging.

Monarch resting on a flower.

MDC seeks public input on Busiek Area management plan

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 25, 2016

Public can comment on draft of Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area plan in September.

Busiek Area sign

Peak season for monarch migration is at hand

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 25, 2016

MDC offers free butterfly tagging and habitat development programs in KC area 

Butterfly on a flower.

MDC is searching for large Christmas tree for governor’s mansion. Have one?

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2016

Landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities with candidate trees asked to contact the Department.

Christmas Tree at Governor’s Mansion

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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
573-290-5730
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