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MDC waterfowl reservations open Sept. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 15, 2016

Apply online Sept. 1 – 18 to hunt waterfowl on 12 MDC managed wetland areas.

Waterfowl Hunters

MDC works with Ferguson-Florissant School District to improve Little Creek Nature Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 15, 2016

An island of nature in an urban ocean provides north-county students with one-of-a-kind outdoor learning experiences.

A trail at Little Creek Natural Area

Take a walk on the wildflower side

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 15, 2016

Don't miss summer and autumn color at MDC's prairie remnants

Prairie.

Numbers matter in Missouri’s feral hog fight

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 12, 2016

MDC regional hog coordinator compares the past, present and future of the feral hog problem.

Boar Buster hog trap

Southeast Missouri youth waterfowl clinic and hunt set for Oct. 1

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 12, 2016

Youth will learn wing shooting, hunting techniques distance estimation and more.

Youth waterfowl hunting with dog

Have fun learning about insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2016

Registration not required for free Aug. 19 event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Monarch Butterfly

MDC offers youth dove workshop and hunt in Barton County

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2016

Aug. 31 workshop and Sept. 3 hunt at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area open to hunters age 11-15.

dove hunting

MDC seeks public input on Osage County conservation area

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan for Ben Branch Lake Conservation Area. 

Forested area of Ben Branch Lake Conservation Area.

MDC seeks public input on Saline County conservation area

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan for Blue Lick Conservation Area. 

A field at Blue Lick Conservation Area.

MDC seeks public input on Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area near Wellsville

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan. 

Blue bird sitting on a branch at Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area.

MDC seeks public input on towersites across central Missouri

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan. 

A towersite at a conservation area in the central region.

Doran named new Conservation Agent for Perry County

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 05, 2016

Doran brings experience to the position, transferring from Howard County after seven years.

Chris Doran

Cape Nature Center presents ‘The Buzz about Pollinators’ Aug. 27

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 05, 2016

From food to flowers and beyond, pollinators play an important role in our world.

A painted lady butterfly sits on a purple coneflower.

MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center presents Down and Dirty program Aug. 25

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 05, 2016

Unique program can help both children and parents discover the advantages of dirt.

Muddy girl playing in the mud.

Learn about fishing through MDC's Discover Nature - Fishing

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 05, 2016

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

Kids fishing with an MDC instructor.

MDC seeks public input on Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia

News from the region

Central
Aug 05, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plan through Aug. 31.

Family at Eagle Bluffs CA

MDC seeks public input on Sugar Creek and Montgomery Woods Conservation Areas

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 05, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plan through Aug. 31.

Sugar Creek Conservation Area

Young skunks strike out on their own in August

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 04, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about Missouri’s smelliest mammal.

Skunk

Birding sites in central and southeast added to Great Missouri Birding Trail website

News from the region

Statewide
Central
Southeast
Aug 03, 2016

Visit greatmissouribirdingtrail.com to find the best places to bird in Missouri. Sites in central and southeast recently added website

Great Missouri Birding Trail

MDC partners with Crawford County to repair road to conservation areas

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 02, 2016

A cost-share program administered by MDC improves access to conservation areas by assisting counties with road maintenance.

Road Repair

MDC seeks public input on plans for Belcher Branch Lake

Aug 01, 2016

Public can comment during August on management plan for Buchanan County conservation area.

Fishing

MDC seeks public input on plans for glade areas

Aug 01, 2016

Public can comment during August on plans for two St. Clair County areas.

Lichens

MDC Runge Nature Center to host free archery lessons

News from the region

Central
Aug 01, 2016

MDC invites women and teens to free archery lessons at Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Aug. 11.

Archery Lessons

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Bollinger, Madison counties

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 01, 2016

Wes Buchheit has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.

Wes Buchheit

MDC invites public input for future management of five Franklin County river accesses

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 01, 2016

Those interested in having input on the 10-year management plan of any of these accesses are invited to share their ideas during August.

Fishing from Canoe on Bourbeuse River

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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