MDC News from 03/2017

Discover Arbor Day, plant a tree this Sunday at free program at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2017

Participants can celebrate Arbor Day by learning its history and taking home a tree seedling to plant.

boy planting tree

BIRD LOVERS: Volunteer to help MDC with breeding bird survey

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 30, 2017

Volunteers needed to help with 2017 North American Breeding Bird Survey May 27 – July 7.

male goldfinch

Record setting 2,100 student archers competed at MoNASP state tournament

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 30, 2017

Ninth annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament sends hundreds to nationals.

Sarcoxie High School Senior Caleb Stillians

MDC MO Hunting users need to update app prior to turkey season

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 29, 2017

Update MDC MO Hunting app to Telecheck harvests for spring turkey season.

MDC MO Hunting mobile app

MDC, MU Raptor Rehabilitation Project release wild bald eagle in Cole County

News from the region

Central
Mar 29, 2017

Rehabilitated raptor gets a second chance at MDC Pikes Camp Wilderness Area.

Cole County eagle release

MDC offers TRIM grants for community tree care

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 29, 2017

TRIM grants can help fund tree inventories, removal, pruning, planting, and more.

Trees in Forest Park

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing workshop in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 29, 2017

Register to attend FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop April 15 and learn how to use equipment.

Youth casting in pond at MDC fishing workshop.

MDC biologists document endangered grotto sculpin nest sites

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 28, 2017

Out of all the places in the world, the grotto sculpin is found only in Perry County.

grotto sculpin

MDC urges anglers to carefully discard used fishing line

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 28, 2017

Barred owl rescued from line entanglement shows dangers to wildlife

Barred Owl caught in discarded fishing line

MDC and partners provide unique peek at falcon nest in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 27, 2017

Public can watch young falcons hatch and grow via live web camera

Peregrine falcons.

MDC native plant sale and workshops set for Saturday

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 27, 2017

Springfield Conservation Nature Center event has good information for homeowners.

Butterfly Weed

Twin Pines reopens with Heritage Day celebration April 1

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 24, 2017

The center will maintain regular open hours from April 1 to November 30.

Twin Pines outdoor image of building and sign

MDC encourages celebrating Missouri trees during Arbor Days in April

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 23, 2017

Conservation Department encourages planting of native trees and offers tips and other info.

Family planting tree

Feathered Friends event continues big birding year at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 23, 2017

Pick up free birding lists at the center during regular business hours or at scheduled birding events.

male and female bluebird

MDC congratulates Glenn Chambers on Master Conservationist Award

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 23, 2017

Award honors Chambers’ four-plus decades of award-winning conservation work.

Glenn Chambers with camera

Angler from Imperial hooks state-record skipjack herring

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 20, 2017

MDC congratulates Ben Faulkenberry on breaking the pole-and-line state record by catching a 2-pound, 11-ounce skipjack herring on Joachim Creek.

Ben Faulkenberry with his 2017 state-record skipjack herring

MDC hosts free Susan Flader presentation on Aldo Leopold

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 20, 2017

Flader will explore Leopold's Missouri ties April 4 at Discovery Center in KC

Aldo Leopold

MDC seeks public input for Burr Oak Woods plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 17, 2017

Citizens can offer ideas for area management through May 31

Burr Oak Woods trails

MDC plans improvements for Schell-Osage wetlands

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 17, 2017

Changes will improve wetlands and also fishing at adjacent Schell Lake

Ducks floating on and flying over a wetland

Upcoming MDC program to focus on Canada geese

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 17, 2017

Springfield Nature Center program offers tips for avoiding goose problems.

Canada Goose

MDC program has tips on how to fish Valley Water Mill Lake

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 16, 2017

Free event highlights angling potential of urban lake in north Springfield.

Valley Water Mill Lake

Take steps to avoid conflict with snakes and bears as they spring forth

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 16, 2017

Springtime weather means wildlife will be active.

black rat snake

MDC encourages people to Be Bear Aware!

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 16, 2017

Don’t feed bears. Avoid encounters. React right.

black bear

Places to Go: Reifsnider State Forest offers hiking, fishing and shooting

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 14, 2017

This 1,388-acre area has plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities just an hour west of St. Louis.

Creek.

MDC reports eagle injured in March 6 tornado dies

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 14, 2017

Eagle was in care of University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center

injured eagle

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