MDC News from 07/2012

Celebrate milestone years with MDC at Missouri State Fair

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 31, 2012
75 years

Discover hunting with MDC at youth dove hunt in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Jul 30, 2012

“Discover Hunting” programs are an ongoing series to help youths and adults learn techniques, regulations and ethics involved with hunting.

dove hunt

MDC advises watering and mulching trees to help through drought

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 27, 2012

Watering trees now can prevent losing them altogether.

Photo of hawthorn trees blooming on lawn of Missouri state capitol

MidwayUSA recognized by MDC

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 26, 2012
MidwayUSA recognized by MDC

Two St. Charles landowners nationally recognized for 25 years of forest management

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 25, 2012

Runge Nature Center hosting Hummers of Summer

News from the region

Central
Jul 25, 2012

Discover nature and follow the story of our smallest bird as it prepares for fall migration at Hummers of Summer from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

Watershed festival offers conservation opportunities in Cass County

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 25, 2012

Know Your Watershed Festival will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 28 at Lions Club in Peculiar.

South Grand River

MDC providing grants to rural fire departments

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 25, 2012

180 fire departments across the state receiving checks of up to $3,000 to help with the purchase of personal protective gear and firefighting equipment for use against wildfire and structure fires.

Discover Archery Day in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 25, 2012

Archers of every skill level are invited to the second annual Discover Archery Day on Aug. 11 at American Legion Park.

Photo of students at national archery in the schools tournament.

Don’t lose ground to invasive spotted knapweed

News from the region

Southeast
Statewide
Jul 25, 2012
Photo of spotted knapweed flower head showing spots on involucral bracts

Lincoln County landowner nationally recognized for 25 years of forest management

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 25, 2012

Property owned by Joe Veras is enrolled in the American Tree Farm System and meets the highest standards of sustainability and good stewardship for the future.

Quick Draw to continue

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 19, 2012

Hunters can apply twice a week during waterfowl season for spots at Grand Pass, Eagle Bluffs and Otter Slough Conservation Areas.

MDC and Missouri FFA look to future of conservation

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 18, 2012

Conservation program at FFA Leadership Camp reaches more than 1,000 students from around the state.

Two young women in shorts and t-shirts receive instruction from a forester.

Free “Green Fire” movie at MDC Discovery Center honors conservation legend Aldo Leopold

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 18, 2012

Discovery Center will host movie, activities and hands-on workshops dedicated to applying conservation in daily lives.

Discovery Center

MDC to host blue catfish-management open houses

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 18, 2012

Come to learn what MDC has in mind and express your opinion.

Blue Catfish Display

MDC to host clinics in Columbia for women on shotgun skills and deer hunting

News from the region

Central
Jul 18, 2012

There is no cost for either program and all firearms and ammunition will be provided. Participants are also welcome to bring their own shotgun. Pre-registration is required for both events.

E. Sydney Stephens Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center

Discover Nature with MDC at youth dove hunt

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 18, 2012

Participants must be ages 11 to 15 and attend a mandatory clinic on Aug. 31.

Young boy dove hunting with over-ear protection

Riley brothers of Callaway County honored for tree management

News from the region

Central
Jul 17, 2012
Riley brothers recognized by Missouri Tree Farm Committe

MDC offers free workshops on managing private land for deer

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 17, 2012

Missouri is a great place to hunt deer and private landowners are key.

A White-tailed deer doe and fawn

Waterfowl forecast brilliant, teal season 16 days

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 16, 2012

Breeding numbers are at record levels for several species.

Image of blue-winged teal

Cape Girardeau Nature Center full of fun for area youth

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 16, 2012

Discover nature in August with Cape Girardeau Nature Center Kids' Clubs!

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Grow Native! program takes root with Missouri Prairie Foundation

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 13, 2012

A special ceremony “transplanting” Grow Native! to its new home will be on Aug. 30 following presentation by Doug Tallamy, acclaimed author of "Bringing Nature Home."

Purple Coneflower

Texas County landowner honored for tree management

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 13, 2012
John Powell award from Missouri Tree Farm Committee

Summer heat, low water increasing fish kills

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 13, 2012

Scorching heat and drought are making survival difficult for fish in shallow ponds and lakes all around the state.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops for landowners in southeast

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 13, 2012

Prescribed fire is a low-cost way for landowners to manage grasslands, CRP and old fields for forage production and to improve wildlife habitat.

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

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