MDC News Archives
ELLINGTON, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) employs a variety of methods to help landowners promote wildlife habitat, including workshops where landowners and biologists meet and discuss options such as cost shares and what wildlife habitat really is. Landowners within Missouri’s Elk Restoration Zone are invited to attend an elk themed landowner workshop in Ellington at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Reynolds County Soil and Water Conservation District Office.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Landowners will explore forest management techniques at a Forestry Field Tour presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Saturday, March 15, at the MDC’s General Watkins Conservation Area (CA) in Scott County, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Landowners can learn to use prescribed fire as a land management tool at a Prescribed Fire Workshop presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Tuesday, March 4, at the MDC’s Southeast Regional Office in Cape Girardeau. This workshop will be given two different times to provide landowners a better opportunity to attend. The first will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and the second from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – DNA testing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has confirmed that a canine shot in Wayne County in late November by a private landowner while hunting is a grey wolf, most similar to grey wolves from the Great Lakes population.
The landowner contacted MDC after he shot the animal and surrendered it to the Department so MDC could determine the animal’s species. MDC transferred the carcass to the USFWS for DNA testing.
St. Louis, MO – Anyone eager to see eagles can discover a close connection with our nation’s emblem bird during Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19. Visitors can view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers at any time from the vantage point of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.