MDC co-hosts workshop for landowners in the Missouri River Hills area Nov. 10

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HERMANN, Mo.—Property holders in the in Missouri’s River Hills area have many unique opportunities in this rich and diverse natural landscape.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is working with area landowners by co-sponsoring a free workshop to help them manage and protect their land.

MDC and The Katy Land Trust (KLT) are hosting a public workshop for landowners in the Missouri River Hills area on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6:00-8:15 p.m. at Gore Case Community Center near Hermann. 

The workshop will open with greetings and a dinner, which will be provided free of charge.  Presentations will begin at 6:30 and be followed by open discussions.  Talks will feature MDC Private Land Conservationist Lia Heppermann, MDC Forester Jeff Bakameyer, Jay Doty of the KLT, and KLT Founder Dan Burkhardt.

Speakers will cover a number of topics, including:

  • History, ecology, and significance of the Missouri River Hills
  • Land & forest management for wildlife and for you
  • Types of MDC and Katy Land Trust landowner help available
  • How conservation easements can help
  • The personal and landscape benefits of managing your land and preserving your property for future generations

There will also be drawings during the workshop to win copies of the books Missouri River Country and the newly released Growing Up with the River.

The workshop is free and includes dinner, but advanced registration is required by calling 636-441-4554. Gore Case Community Center is located at 30012 Highway 94, 1.2 miles east of Highway B.

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