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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

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

MDC offers youth frog gigging clinic Aug. 5 at BK Leach

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 07, 2016

Kids age 11-15 will get introduced to an entertaining and unique summer pastime.

A group of kids preparing to go frog gigging

Harrisonville angler catches state-record white crappie

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 07, 2016

Congratulations to Austin Campbell on breaking the state record by catching a 2-pound, 1-ounce white crappie with a trotline on an irrigation pond in Cass County.

Austin Campbell and Blake Moreland with the state-record white crappie

MDC and libraries partner for fishing gear checkout

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 06, 2016

Four Mid-Continent Library branches in KC metro provide loaner fishing tackle.

Discover Nature Fishing

MDC bands a bonus peregrine falcon in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 06, 2016

Biologists glad to see falcons nest again at Commerce Tower site 

A young male peregrine falcon gets examined.

MDC invites teachers to Discover Nature Schools training workshops in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 05, 2016

Register today to attend free workshop Aug. 3 or 5 for teachers of grades K-5.

Discover Nature Schools Teacher Workshop

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Ste. Genevieve, Perry counties

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

Kyle Lorenz has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.

Kyle Lorenz

Teen job shadow leads to antler shed finds and a generational appreciation of conservation

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

There’s more to activities like shed hunting than the find.

Kegan Roberts

MDC hosts WET workshop for teachers in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 01, 2016

Water Education for Teachers workshop can help educators integrate importance of water into existing curriculum.

Register to attend a Water Education for Teachers (Project WET) workshop with MDC this July.

MDC: Landowner workshop shows prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Landowners invited to free MDC prescribed fire workshop on Aug. 11 at Mineral Area College.

Prescribed Fire

MDC seeks public input on Big Tavern Creek and Lower Osage River accesses

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Fishing on Big Tavern Creek

MDC seeks public input on Hite Prairie and White conservation areas

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Hite Prairie Conservation Area

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Lucas Bond
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573-751-4115
Candice Davis
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Bill Graham
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573-815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
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Conservation Headquarters
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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