MDC News from 03/2012

New MDC Forestry position targets Joplin tree recovery

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 29, 2012

MDC's Discovery Center celebrates a decade serving Kansas City and beyond

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 29, 2012

Discovery Center will hold anniversary celebration Saturday, April 7, with free family friendly activities devoted to nature and outdoors.

Discovery Center

Prescribed burn promotes wildlife habitat across public land in Ozarks

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 29, 2012

Prescribed burn used as vegetation-management tool by MDC, Nature Conservancy and National Park Service.

Ozarks Interagency Prescribed Burn

Warm weather could boost turkey hunters’ long-term prospects

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 28, 2012

Improved reproduction last year, plentiful acorns and a mild winter all favor a rebound of turkey numbers.

Wild Turkeys

State archery tourney draws almost 1,200 competitors

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 27, 2012

Fourth annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools tournament sends dozens to nationals.

MoNASP 2012 Top MoNASP Archer Brandon Whitley with Tim Ripperger of MDC

Discover nature in wetlands at MDC annual family fun day

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 27, 2012
kids and creeks

Invasive zebra mussels confirmed at Smithville Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Mar 23, 2012
Zebra Mussel Shells

Three more cases of CWD found in free-ranging deer in Macon County

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 23, 2012

MDC testing of free-ranging deer results in five total cases of CWD with all found in same area.

MDC offers TRIM grants for community forest improvements

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 21, 2012

Grant applications due June 1. Help available through upcoming MDC workshops.

MDC and Ameren launch WOW program to improve wildlife habitat

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 20, 2012

Wires Over Wildlife to enhance land underneath Ameren transmission lines.

Ameren and MDC staff discuss WOW options

Landowners attend Elk Habitat Workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Mar 16, 2012

Biologists discussed elk-habitat practices, cost-share opportunities and gave an update on 2012 elk activities.

Two Missouri Elk Bulls

Bash trash in Missouri with April Trash Bash!

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 16, 2012

Visit nomoretrash.org for more information, to report efforts and for free lapel pins.

Trash Bash 2012 Logo

Smoke at Peck Ranch CA week of March 19 is evidence of habitat improvement

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Mar 16, 2012

Prescribed burns on the area are part of habitat management.

A forester carries a rake as he monitors a dripline fire.

Elk restoration enters second year

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 15, 2012

Lessons learned in 2011 make this year’s work more productive.

Collared Missouri Elk Bulls

Peck Ranch Refuge closed to spring turkey hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 15, 2012

The 11,000-acre area will be closed to spring turkey hunting due to elk-restoration work.

Wild Turkeys

MDC offers pond management workshop in Warrensburg

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 14, 2012

Good design and proper management help keep ponds “fishy.”

Pond Fishing

Discover nature with peregrine falcon webcam

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 13, 2012

MDC, Ameren Missouri and World Bird Sanctuary partner on video feeds of falcons nesting.

peregrine falcon

More than 1,300 students to compete at state archery tournament

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 12, 2012

Public and media invited to March 24 MoNASP event at UCM in Warrensburg.

Photo of students at national archery in the schools tournament.

Tour offered for Cape landowners on managing land for wildlife habitat

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 12, 2012

Tour is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Floyd Bohler of Ferguson receives top state honor as MDC hunter ed instructor

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 12, 2012

Bohler certified more than 1,000 hunter-education students in 2011.

Hunter Ed winner Floyd Bohler with director and commissioners

Joe McFadden of St. Peters named MDC Bow Hunter Education Instructor of 2011

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 12, 2012
Joe McFadden with MDC director and commissioners

March, 2012 Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 09, 2012

Actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its March meeting.

Discover nature with MDC through women’s outdoor-skills workshop

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 08, 2012

June 1-3 workshops will teach hands-on outdoor skills. Registration deadline is April 30.

Discover Nature Women Amy Huff

Cape Nature Center hosts pond management workshop

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 06, 2012
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

NWS issues Red Flag Warning, be firewise to prevent wildfires

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 06, 2012

Follow precautions to protect lives, property and Missouri’s precious forests from fire dangers.

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