MDC to hold workshop for landowners at Powder Valley Nature Center

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The goals of landowners and conservation can be one in the same because what often improves the value of your property also helps wildlife and native habitat.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is sponsoring a workshop for landowners and property managers wanting to learn more about how to benefit their land and make it better for wildlife on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood.   

The workshop is free and will present management techniques to help landowners achieve their land use objectives in ways that enhance the conservation of Missouri's natural resources. Workshop sessions include key fish, forest and wildlife management topics, and will also offer prescribed burn training. Lunch will be included with the workshop as well. 

The workshop will be taught by MDC natural resource experts, and participants will have the opportunity to take home educational publications that will assist them in their efforts.  The workshop will demonstrate how sound land management can result in improved hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities, attract valuable pollinators, enhance timber value, increase populations and diversity of songbirds, and help control erosion and establish wildflowers.

Subjects covered during the workshop will include:

  • Pond management
  • Forest management
  • Management for small game
  • Property rights and the Wildlife Code
  • Turkey biology and management
  • Native grass and forb establishment
  • Invasive plant control
  • Use of prescribed fire

Advanced registration for the workshop is required by calling 636-441-4554.  The deadline to register is March 20. Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is located at 11715 Cragwold Road, near the intersection of I-270 and I-44. 

The Landowner Workshop is part of MDC’s commitment to work with landowners and property managers to both meet their needs and enhance our state’s fish, forest and wildlife.  To discover more resources for landowners online, go to