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DRAFT Grand Bluffs Conservation Area Management Plan

Grand Bluffs Conservation Area is 236 acres of forest, woodland, cliffs, glade, old field, prairie, and pond in Montgomery County. This area is managed for maintaining and restoring forest woodland, glade, cliff, and talus natural communities. A wooded overlook platform, two gravel parking lots, and a 1 mile hiking trail are available for public use.

MDC to host Discover Nature – Forest and Wildlife Workshop in Portland April 16

COLUMBIA, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Discover Nature -- Forest and Wildlife Workshop to give landowners a better understanding about the benefits of managing wooded areas on their property. 

MDC private land conservationists will present programs on improving timber, managing woodland landscapes, prescribed fire, ruffed grouse habitat requirements, conducting timber sales, cost-share programs, and wildlife management. 

MDC offers invasive tree pest workshop in Columbia May 3

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free workshop to help citizens protect Missouri’s trees.  The course will teach participants how to detect and report invasive forest pests including emerald ash borer, thousand cankers disease, Asian longhorned beetle, gypsy moth, and Sirex woodwasp. 

MDC partnership breaks ground on butterfly garden in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a historic partnership with the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) and the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC), the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently broke ground on a new monarch butterfly garden in Jefferson City.

The new garden at the AMEC headquarters, located at 2722 E. McCarty St., demonstrates how even a small space can be converted from lawn turf to an attractive plot of native plants that can benefit these iconic pollinators.

MDC to hold hunter education skills course in Columbia April 12

COLUMBIA, Mo. —The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a hunter education skills session April 12.  The class will take place from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, located at 3101 Bass Pro Drive in Columbia. 

Students will learn how to be safe, responsible hunters in this course, and upon passing an exam, will earn a hunter education certification card. 

MDC to hold hunter education skills course in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. —The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a hunter education skills session March 29.  The class will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the MDC Central Regional Office located at 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia. 

Students will learn how to be safe, responsible hunters in this course, and upon passing an exam, will earn a hunter education certification card. 

Attend MDC tree health seminars in Columbia March 15 and 22

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host two free seminars to update the public on current tree health problems and emerging invasive tree pests that are likely to affect trees in Missouri during the next few years.

MDC to hold youth turkey hunt clinic in Columbia April 5

COLUMBIA, Mo. —The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a free youth turkey hunt clinic on Tuesday, April 5. The clinic will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the MDC Central Region Office, 3500 East Gans Rd. in Columbia. 

The clinic, designed for first-time turkey hunters, ages 10 – 15 years, will teach turkey hunting basics, such as:

MDC seeks input on management of Three Creeks Conservation Area

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. Currently, the Department requests input on Three Creeks Conservation Area in Boone County.

MDC seeks public input on Runge Nature Center

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants public input on the Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for almost 1,000 conservation areas throughout the state, and invites public comments.

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