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NOTICE: In-Person Events Limited Due to COVID

In-person MDC events and programs at our nature centers, shooting ranges, and other locations around the state are limited due to COVID-19 considerations. MDC is offering new online programs that allow people to attend virtually. Please check our class listings to see what classes are limited, in-person classes or virtual classes.

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Date: Monday, February 1, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Virtual

Waste not, want not! Reusing items we already have saves our natural habitat. Watch how to take an old feed bag and make it into a jazzy tote bag for groceries or other items. This is a fun and easy project, but basic sewing machine skills are recommended to create it.

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Join us for a leisurely hike around the trails of Twin Pines. Along the way, both trees and birds will be identified, and characteristics discussed.

Date: Monday, February 15, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Virtual

This program is geared towards introducing local landowners to prescribed burn methods, available cost-share programs and connecting landowners to their local Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff. It is requested that landowners from the following counties register: Carter, Dent, Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Ripley, Shannon, Texas and Wright Counties.

The MDC can assist you with planning your prescribed burns on your property and discuss available cost-share programs. Information on firebreak construction, weather, timing, equipment used and proper burn techniques are provided through this live virtual workshop conducted by MDC Private Lands Staff. Prior to the virtual workshop, participants will receive an information packet in the mail with included burn objectives, an example burn plan, and our Prescribed Burning in Missouri Booklet, and other resources.

This virtual workshop is built for landowners who are interested in available cost-share programs for their property. Because this is a virtual workshop, you will be sent a link to our online video platform with further details.

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please reach out to John Ackerson at (417) 256-7161 or email at john.ackerson@mdc.mo.gov.

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Virtual

This program is geared towards introducing local landowners to prescribed burn methods, available cost-share programs and connecting landowners to their local Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff. It is requested that landowners from the following counties register: Carter, Dent, Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Ripley, Shannon, Texas and Wright Counties.

The MDC can assist you with planning your prescribed burns on your property and discuss available cost-share programs. Information on firebreak construction, weather, timing, equipment used and proper burn techniques are provided through this live virtual workshop conducted by MDC Private Lands Staff. Prior to the virtual workshop, participants will receive an information packet in the mail including burn objectives, an example burn plan, our Prescribed Burning in Missouri Booklet and other resources.

This virtual workshop is built for landowners who are interested in available cost-share programs for their property. Because this is a virtual workshop, you will be sent a link to our online video platform with further details.

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please reach out to John Ackerson at (417) 256-7161 or email at john.ackerson@mdc.mo.gov.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Virtual

This program is geared towards introducing local landowners to prescribed burn methods, available cost-share programs and connecting landowners to their local Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff. It is requested that landowners from the following counties register: Carter, Dent, Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Ripley, Shannon, Texas and Wright Counties.

The MDC can assist you with planning your prescribed burns on your property and discuss available cost-share programs. Information on firebreak construction, weather, timing, equipment used and proper burn techniques are provided through this live virtual workshop conducted by MDC Private Lands Staff. Prior to the virtual workshop, participants will receive an information packet in the mail including burn objectives, an example burn plan, our Prescribed Burning in Missouri Booklet and other resources.

This virtual workshop is built for landowners who are interested in available cost-share programs for their property. Because this is a virtual workshop, you will be sent a link to our online video platform with further details.

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please reach out to John Ackerson at (417) 256-7161 or email at john.ackerson@mdc.mo.gov.

Register by February 25

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Join MDC Staff and hike along one of the most beautiful sections of the Ozark Trail (OT)!

Participants will meet staff at the Peck Ranch Office for an introduction to Peck Ranch Conservation Area and elk management efforts, a quick restroom break, and then drive to the Peck Ranch OT Trailhead to begin the hike. Expect to ascend a steep slope for 1/2 mile up to the Stegall Mountain Glade area, where we will discuss glade ecology and management, then a downhill descent for 1 mile and walking north to Rocky Creek Spur. We will eat our lunch along the trail and continue on to Klepzig Mill while passing the beautiful Buzzard Mountain shut-ins along the way. Information will be shared regarding the geology of the Ozark hills, the culture and history of the area, as well as a water filtration demo and the chance to refill your water bottles with the waters of Rocky Creek!

Trail length is approximately 6.5 miles. At the conclusion of the hike, staff will shuttle you from Klepzig Mill back to your vehicles at Peck Ranch Trailhead.

Please bring a sack lunch, refillable water bottle, a comfortable backpack for the hike, snacks, and hiking poles or a walking stick if you prefer for the steep inclines. Be prepared for the weather by dressing in layers and wearing a weather-proof jacket, and wear comfortable hiking shoes or boots. Maps of the route will be provided. You may find our route on the Ozark Trail website of the Current River Section: https://www.ozarktrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/current_river_maps...

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