Meet the four-member Conservation Commission. They are responsible for appointing the Department's director, serving as policy makers, approving wildlife code regulations, strategic planning, budget development and major expenditure decisions.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s budget is focused on advancing conservation activities that help fulfill the Department’s mission, vision and goals which allows us to take a strategic 36-month approach on top conservation priorities.
Sara Parker Pauley serves as the ninth Director of the Missouri Department of Conservation since its formation in 1937. The Missouri Conservation Commission announced Pauley’s selection effective November 1, 2016.