MDC News from 01/2017

MDC offers free Naturescaping Workshop March 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 31, 2017

Native plants for lawn and garden featured and for sale at Burr Oak Woods

Burr Oak Woods

MDC invites public to attend grazing workshop in Greenfield

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 30, 2017

March 4 event has registration deadline of Feb. 20.

cow grazing

MDC assigns veteran agent to Caldwell County

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 30, 2017

Sean Ernst joins conservation agent staff in northwest Missouri.

Sean Ernst

MDC workshops teach prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

Jan 27, 2017

Landowners should preregister for their desired workshop date and location.

prescribed burn

MDC confirms female mountain lion in Shannon County

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 27, 2017

DNA tests provide first definitive confirmation of a female mountain lion in Missouri since 1994

mountain lion

MDC seeks public input on plan for Patrick Bridge Access

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 27, 2017

Citizens can comment on area's management plan Feb. 1-28.

Patrick Bridge Access

Springfield fisherman takes state-record bigmouth buffalo

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 26, 2017

MDC congratulates John Paul Morris on breaking the state record by shooting a 57-pound, 13-ounce bigmouth buffalo with a bow and arrow on a private pond in Henry County.

John Paul Morris with his state-record bigmouth buffalo

MDC seeks public input for Henning Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 26, 2017

Citizens can comment on area's management plan Feb. 1-28.

Henning Conservation Area

Powder Valley Nature Center features night with falconers and birds of prey this Friday

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 25, 2017

Visitors will get to meet these amazing birds of prey face to face at this free event.

Peregrine Falcon

MDC offers tree health seminar in Jefferson City Feb. 21

News from the region

Central
Jan 25, 2017

Attend a free update on the latest pests and diseases to affect Missouri trees.

tree

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 24, 2017

Free workshops will include classroom session and a demonstration burn, weather permitting.

Prescribed fire workshop

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Jan 24, 2017

Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land-management method.

MDC staff conducting a prescribed fire.

MDC offering tree health seminar at Powder Valley Nature Center Feb. 15

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 23, 2017

The program, geared for tree-care professionals, will look at the latest disease and insect tree threats.

Beautiful trees in the fall.

MDC continues work to remove feral hogs from the landscape

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 20, 2017

In 2016, more than 5,000 feral hogs were removed by MDC, partner agencies, and private landowners.

feral hogs

Trout harvest begins February 1

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 20, 2017

Lakes in Jackson, Farmington and Perryville are stocked and ready.

Rainbow trout

MDC offers pond management workshops for landowners in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Jan 20, 2017

Register to attend a free workshop on building and maintaining a better pond on your property.

pond fishing

MDC welcomes comments on Schell-Osage area plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 19, 2017

Public is invited to a Jan. 26 open house to discuss planning for the area.

Ducks at Schell-Osage Conservation Area

MDC reports final deer harvest 263,832, archery turkey harvest 2,304

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 18, 2017

Top deer harvest counties were Franklin, Howell, and Texas. Top archery turkey counties were St. Clair, Franklin, and Greene.

deer harvest

MDC adds lake in Raymore to winter trout fishing program

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 18, 2017

Johnston Lake in Cass County stocked with rainbow trout on Jan. 18

Rainbow trout

Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival canceled due to roadwork; MDC offering alternative maple sugaring programs

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 17, 2017

The annual Maple Sugar Festival returns in 2018, but visitors can still discover nature’s sweet secrets this year at a series of smaller-scale programs in February.

maple sugaring

Renovated exhibits reopen at MDC Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Jan 17, 2017

Discover nature with new forest habitat exhibits in Jefferson City.

New forest exhibit at Runge Nature Center

MDC invites public to attend emerald ash borer program

Jan 17, 2017

Feb. 7 program in Anderson to focus on reducing risk posed by tree pest.

EAB

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Festival cancelled Saturday due to hazardous weather forecast; Sunday still scheduled

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 13, 2017

Consideration for public safety prompts cancellation of Saturday portion of the popular bald eagle watching event; event will still take place on Sunday, pending weather conditions.

Bald eagle over water.

MDC reminds residents to exercise caution during and after ice storms, offers tree-care tips

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 13, 2017

From personal injury to physical damage and common scams, don’t let tree damage make matters worse.

Ice Damage to Trees

Progress continues on construction of new MDC Busch Shooting Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 12, 2017

St. Louis area shooters can look forward to a new facility opening this fall.

Busch Concrete Work

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