MDC News from 02/2021

MDC explores expanding proposed regulation to allow bicycles on conservation-area service roads

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 26, 2021
Expanded proposal would add electric bicycles and allow bicycle use on many conservation areas where suitable.
Cyclist on Trail at Canaan Conservation Area

MDC offers hunter ed in schools despite COVID-19 challenges

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 26, 2021
MDC encourages teachers wanting to add hunter education to their in-school curriculum to contact their local MDC Conservation Educator.
Sophia Raines

MDC invites public to March 11 virtual tree-planting workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 26, 2021

Online event will have tips on finding the right tree for the right place.

Two people plant a tree

Get ready for spring bird migration season with MDC’s Tips and Tricks for Shorebird ID virtual program March 18

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 26, 2021

Learn how to identify the vast array of shorebirds with this free online program.

Lesser yellow legs

MDC to reopen Cape Nature Center, Southeast Regional Office to public in March

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 26, 2021

MDC Southeast Regional Office will reopen March 1. Cape Girardeau Nature Center will reopen March 2.

Cape Nature Center

MDC begins trail work at Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Feb 26, 2021
Work begins this winter to optimize hiking, multi-use trails.
Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area

MDC to reopen Camdenton, Central Regional offices March 1

News from the region

Central
Feb 26, 2021

Both locations will require masks and physical distancing.

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MDC says late winter a good time to evaluate habitat for bobwhite quail

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2021

Covey survival is tested during snow and cold snaps

Bobwhite quail in snow

MDC offers free native plants Ask the Expert Expo March 13 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2021

Participants will get information on successful landscaping with native plants

Native columbine

MDC and partners host free virtual native landscaping workshop series starting March 10

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 25, 2021

Homeowners can discover the advantages and essentials of native landscaping in this series of free online sessions that run through May 4.

Woman and native coneflower

Franklin County and MDC reach agreement to resurface St. Mary’s Road

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 24, 2021
The chip and seal resurfacing project will enable the public to continue using Chouteau Claim River Access.
Chouteau Claim River Access Map

March 3 MDC virtual program to focus on citizen science involvement

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 23, 2021

Program will highlight how citizens can get involved in conservation efforts.

Girl with magnifying glass

MDC Cape Nature Center updates program scheduling due to weather, other factors

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 23, 2021
The Cape Nature Center building is currently closed to visitors amid rising COVID-19 concerns.
Cape Girardeau Nature Center

MDC to offer virtual ‘A Day in the Life of a Conservation Agent’ class Feb. 24

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 23, 2021

The duties of a conservation agent are almost always interesting, vary with the season, and are sometimes risky.

Conservation Agent Chris Doran

MDC offers free clinic on how to catch fish March 6 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 22, 2021

Learn what fish want, and how to catch them

Fish on line

MDC will close Maple Leaf Conservation Area access road for resurfacing project on March 1

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 22, 2021

Project will improve main access road for area in Lafayette County

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MDC reminds people to buy their 2021 hunting and fishing permits

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 22, 2021
Buy Missouri hunting and fishing permits online at mdc.mo.gov/buypermits.
MDC color logo

MDC holds virtual Beginning Handgun class March 15

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 19, 2021

This free online course will cover all the basics of proper and safe handgun use.

Woman aims handgun

MDC offers free rod repair class March 6 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 19, 2021
Fix rods before peak fishing season arrives in spring
broken fishing rod

MDC’s Busch Shooting Range holds two Beginning Handgun Live Fire sessions for women March 16

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 19, 2021

This follow up to the March 15 Beginning Handgun class will give women the chance to practice at the range with firearms and ammo provided.

Women with target

MDC invites public to three virtual vulture programs on Feb. 27

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 19, 2021

Online programs will highlight benefits provided by these misunderstood birds.

Turkey vulture

Learn how to make baskets from native wood at MDC online program

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 18, 2021
Free virtual program on Feb. 22 will offer tips on basket-weaving.
strips of wood for baskets

MDC offers hunter education opportunities in upcoming weeks

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 18, 2021

Individuals needing hunter education have classroom and online options.

Hunter ed skills test

MDC offers ice fishing tips for ponds and small lakes

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 18, 2021

Cold snap provides anglers new opportunities

Ice fishing trip

MDC offers free guided birding hike Feb. 24 near Laclede

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 18, 2021

Go birding along trails through wet prairie and forest habitats

Cardinal in winter

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