MDC's Neosho office to be reclassified as field office

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NEOSHO, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) office in Neosho is being reclassified from a public contact office to a field office. Though this change is taking the word “public” out of the office’s administrative classification, members of the public need not worry – people will still be able to connect with staff who oversee MDC’s operations in the Neosho area.

Effective Sept. 1, the office located at 1510 S. Business Highway 49 in Neosho has become an MDC field office. This will allow for better public service opportunities by allowing MDC staff to spend more time out in the field and in the community, rather than staffing an office. People calling the Neosho Office can either dial the extension of the MDC staff member they are trying to contact or they can dial 0, their call will be routed to MDC’s Southwest Regional Office in Springfield, and staff there will help connect them with the appropriate MDC personnel.

“It’s important to point out that reclassifying the Neosho office is more of an internal alteration than a change that affects how we will continue to serve people in Neosho and the surrounding area,” said MDC Southwest Regional Administrator Max Alleger. “Callers can either reach our staff members by calling their extensions or they can call our Southwest Regional Office in Springfield and be connected with MDC staff that can help them. These changes we’re making to how MDC’s Neosho office is operated will not have any effect on how we serve the public.”

People in the Neosho area can call MDC’s Southwest Regional Office in Springfield at 417-895-6880 or can get information at People are also reminded that MDC has free apps for Android or IPhone devices including MO Fishing, MO Hunting, MO Outdoors, and MO Conservationist that can also provide information about outdoor opportunities across the state.