MDC News from 05/2017

MDC to hold vehicle and equipment auction June 10 in Salem

News from the region

Statewide
May 16, 2017

Auction will include boats, outboard motors, dozers, farm equipment, vehicles, and more.

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MDC invites public to tree walks in El Dorado Springs, Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
May 16, 2017

Free events will identify tree species and highlight characteristics and benefits.

person walking in park

Missouri student archers crowned national champions

News from the region

Statewide
May 16, 2017

MDC congratulates all MoNASP student archers who took part in the national tournament.

Sarcoxie High School Archery Team.

MoBOT President Emeritus Peter Raven to speak at Powder Valley Nature Center May 23

News from the region

St. Louis
May 15, 2017

World-renowned botanist Peter Raven will give a free presentation at the nature center.

MoBOT President Emeritus Peter Raven

Wings Over Weston draws good crowds for free festival

News from the region

Kansas City
May 15, 2017

MDC partner in festival to celebrate bird conservation and butterflies

Serena Stodddard holding a turkey vulture.

MDC cancels May 20 shooting event at Golden Valley range

News from the region

Kansas City
May 12, 2017

Day At the Range near Clinton cancelled due to flooded access road

Golden Valley Range

MDC says May a great month for wildlife watching

News from the region

Kansas City
May 12, 2017

Urban conservation areas like Burr Oak Woods offer trails for hiking

four wild turkeys in field

MDC to host Women’s Basic Archery workshop in Columbia May 16

News from the region

Central
May 12, 2017

Register to attend a free workshop to introduce women to the joys of archery.

female archer

MDC research assistants experience ‘whole different world’ underground

News from the region

Southeast
May 11, 2017

From the dark, confined spaces to wildly weird wildlife, working in caves proves exciting.

Sindupa De Silva

MDC says summertime is for the birds

News from the region

Southeast
May 11, 2017

Naturalists encourage bird baths, feeding and keeping an eye out for summertime nesters.

American Goldfinch

MDC hosts Rich Hill students for outdoor skills event

News from the region

Kansas City
May 11, 2017

Youths try archery and angling at McGennis Youth Center in Vernon County

Rich Hill students at MDC event

Kids' Fishing Day still on for May 20 at Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
May 10, 2017

Recent flooding issues won't affect free-fishing event at state park.

Caught Trout

Celebrate Great Missouri Birding Trail in Rolla May 12

News from the region

Central
Ozark
Southeast
Southwest
May 10, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to FREE birding event.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

MDC offers special event May 20 at Golden Valley range

News from the region

Kansas City
May 09, 2017

Day at the Range near Clinton offers free shooting and other outdoor skills tips

Man shooting on the shooting range.

Spring turkey hunters harvest 43,339 birds

News from the region

Statewide
May 09, 2017

Top harvest counties were Franklin, Texas, and Callaway.

Gobbling tom turkey.

Five peregrine falcon chicks hatch in nest at Ameren Sioux Power Center, MDC and partners provide live webcam view

News from the region

St. Louis
May 05, 2017

Activity will increase in the next weeks as parents feed and rear the new hatchlings on live webcam feed.

Falcon Cam image of falcons

New bridge construction at entrance to Rockwoods Reservation will require detour until August

News from the region

St. Louis
May 05, 2017

Visitors to the popular conservation area in Wildwood will need to access the area via an alternate route through mid-August.

Rockwoods Reservation sign

MDC touches on effects of flooding on Missouri wildlife

News from the region

Statewide
May 04, 2017

Animals often seek higher ground to avoid impacts of flooding.

Deer standing in water

MDC measures a new state record American elm tree

News from the region

Kansas City
May 04, 2017

American elm in Johnson County topples old record holder from St. Louis

State Record American Elm

Comprehensive deer study passes halfway point

News from the region

Northwest
May 04, 2017

MDC and University of Missouri researchers use digital technology to track deer

Deer Research

Wet a line with MDC at kids' fishing clinic in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
May 03, 2017

Help kids get hooked on the thrill of fishing and discover nature at June 24 FREE event.

girl with fish

Wings Over Weston festival to celebrate birds May 13

News from the region

Kansas City
May 03, 2017

Free bird festival at Weston Bend State Park offers displays, crafts and games

Display at Wings Over Weston

MDC closes Henges Shooting Range, Columbia Bottom due to flooding and urges caution near rivers and streams

News from the region

St. Louis
May 02, 2017
Other areas may be closing because of high water. MDC recommends checking mdc.mo.gov for the latest information.
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Viewing Deck

MDC postpones Wappapello Lake open house meetings due to flooding

News from the region

Southeast
May 02, 2017

Biologists will wait to present crappie data until local flooding resolves.

Wappapello Lake flooding

Conservation Commission inducts Leo Drey into Hall of Fame

News from the region

Statewide
May 02, 2017
Lifelong conservationist and L-A-D Foundation founder posthumously honored as 43rd member.
People at Leo Drey Hall of Fame Induction

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