MDC to hold landowner workshop in Malden

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Southeast Missouri landowners are invited to attend the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) 2015 Landowner Workshop at Southeast Missouri State University's Malden Campus on Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to sign in at 8 a.m.

According to MDC Private Lands Regional Supervisor Tony Jaco, the Department holds these workshops to help landowners develop wildlife habitat and manage natural resources on their land.

"More than 90 percent of Missouri is privately owned," said Jaco. "It's vital that we equip private landowners to care for that land and its resources and that's what we do at the landowner workshops."

Attendees will choose from various one-hour presentations on topics that pertain to private land management. Sessions are designed to offer landowners plenty of how-to suggestions. Topics include: deer management, pond management, waterfowl management, timber management, aquatic vegetation in ponds, trespassing issues, cost share and incentive programs, invasive plants and furbearers and nuisance wildlife.

Lunch will be provided. Class size is limited so preregistration is required by Feb. 20. To pre-register, call the MDC's Southeast Regional Office at 573-290-5858.

Southeast Missouri State University - Malden, (SEM) is located at the Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) at 700 North Douglass St. in northwest Malden, south of Wal-Mart when arriving via Highway MO-25 from the north.

For more information on how the Department of Conservation works with private landowners go online to