MDC News from 02/2016

MDC Forestry Division honors Heartland Tree Alliance

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 26, 2016

Non-profit Kansas City program receives Outstanding Partner Award

A volunteer shows other volunteers how to plant, prune, and care for trees in urban areas.

MDC offers prairie chicken viewing at Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 26, 2016

Limited spots for free guided public tours will be available March 19 or March 26

Two prairie chickens at Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie

MDC and Nature Conservancy offer prairie chicken viewing

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 26, 2016

Viewing blind available by registration March 31-April 24 at Dunn Ranch

Two prairie chickes at Dunn Ranch

MDC Cape Nature Center at Night presents: A Fungus Among Us

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 26, 2016

Mushroom event sheds light on mysteries surrounding Missouri’s native mushrooms.

common morels growing on forest floor

MDC: Invasive black carp weren’t supposed to be capable of reproducing, but they are

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 25, 2016

Population growth threatens native species, but everyone can help prevent it.

An angler holds a palm-sized black carp

MDC: Time to renew fishing, hunting permits and get 2016 booklets

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 25, 2016

Annual permits expire at the end of February. Get 2016 MDC fishing booklets and hunting and trapping booklets online, at MDC offices, and at other places where permits are sold.

2016 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations

MDC and partners holding native landscaping workshop March 26 at Powder Valley Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 22, 2016

Homeowners can discover the advantages of native landscaping during this full-day workshop.

Native plants grow in a field.

Snaggers get ready! Paddlefish season opens March 15

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 22, 2016

MDC makes paddlefish snagging possible through annual stockings of fingerlings.

A fisheries worker tags a paddlefish on its lip

MDC’s Reifsnider Shooting Range returns to normal operating hours

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 22, 2016

With completion of a recent construction project, the range resumes weekday hours.

The entrance sign at Reifsnider Shooting Range

MDC: Conservation and agriculture groups partner against feral hogs

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 22, 2016

Groups work with MDC and Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation to fund feral hog trapping equipment.

Feral hogs caught in trap

MDC to host Discover Nature Schools preschool teacher workshop in Columbia March 16

News from the region

Central
Feb 19, 2016

Space is limited for this free workshop and reservations are required by March 11.

Discover Nature Schools Teacher Workshop

Volunteer with MDC to help wood ducks in mid-Missouri March 12

News from the region

Central
Feb 19, 2016

Register by March 9 for an opportunity to work with wildlife experts and learn how to provide quality brood-rearing habitat.

Female wood duck and her chicks

MDC to offer free invasive plant workshop March 10

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 18, 2016

Workshop in Warrensburg will help property owners manage problem plants

MDC to close Perry CA shooting range Feb. 25-26

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 18, 2016

Range in Johnson County will be closed for maintenance and timber inventory.

MDC: With caves, what goes down must come up

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 18, 2016

MDC biologists survey bat, cave wildlife habitat.

Water cascades off a ledge in a cave

MDC offers free Discover Nature Girls Camp June14-16

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 17, 2016

Registrations now accepted for outdoor skills camp for girls at Camp Palestine in Johnson County

MoNASP state archery tournament is March 18-19

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 17, 2016

1,400 Missouri students will compete at the MoNASP state archery tournament in Osage Beach.

MoNASP

Discover nature at night with MDC on evening hikes at Busch Conservation Area in March

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 17, 2016

Explore sights and sounds of early spring life as it first emerges on naturalist-led hikes March 12 and 19.

MDC to host waterfowl season workshops in March

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 17, 2016

Hunters can provide input at workshops in Blue Springs, Harrisonville, Nevada.

Group Waterfowl Hunting

MDC and NRCS offer funding for wetlands on private land in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 17, 2016

Qualifying landowners must sign up for program at local NRCS office by March 15.

Wetland Improvements Through WREP

MDC offers opportunities for volunteers at open house March 5 at Jay Henges Shooting Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 16, 2016

Nature and outdoor lovers can share their enthusiasm with others and help the Department fulfill its mission.

MDC Cape Nature Center offers women’s hike

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 16, 2016

Holly Ridge Conservation Area is the destination March 5.

MDC teaches outdoor skills at Women's Spring Fling

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 16, 2016

Registration open for April 29-May 1 camp at Lake Doniphan near Excelsior Springs.

Women's Spring Fling

MDC: Cape Nature Center offers Nature Art

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 16, 2016

This month’s nature art program demonstrates adding color to nature journaling.

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts annual Native Plant Seminar March 12

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 16, 2016

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