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MDC’s Runge Nature Center offers free family fun at Holiday Happenings

News from the region

Central
Dec 14, 2017

Family-friendly event in Jefferson City will include games, crafts, nature walks, stories, music, and more.

An adult and two little girls making crafts.

MDC seeks public input on Binder Community Lake in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Dec 01, 2017

Public can comment through Dec. 31 on draft management plan.

Binder Community Lake

MDC seeks public input on Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area in Boone County

News from the region

Central
Dec 01, 2017

MDC seeks public comment on a draft management plan for Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area in Boone County. Public comment period for the draft management plan will run through Dec. 31

Rocky Fork Lakes Shooting Range Sign

MDC seeks public input on Three Creeks Conservation Area in Boone County

News from the region

Central
Dec 01, 2017

Public can comment through Dec. 31 on draft management plan.

Three Creeks Conservation Area

MDC offers Discover Nature Basic Firearms Safety workshop for the holidays

News from the region

Central
Dec 01, 2017

Families invited to learn basic safety and shooting technique at FREE course in Columbia.

girl with firearm for the holidays

MDC Runge Nature Center presents “Sage Grouse, Icon of the West” with Noppadol Paothong Dec. 14

News from the region

Central
Dec 01, 2017

MDC staff photographer will present his 11-year journey photographing sage grouse.

grouse

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures

News from the region

Central
Nov 29, 2017

Trails will close Dec. 8 – 10 to accommodate a managed archery hunt on Runge property.

Runge Nature Center sign.

MDC seeks public input on Loutre District accesses

News from the region

Central
Nov 01, 2017

Public can comment through Nov. 30 on draft management plan.

Loutre District Access

MDC seeks public input on Mexico area fishing lakes

News from the region

Central
Nov 01, 2017

Public can comment through Nov. 30 on draft management plan.

Wellsville Lake Conservation Area

MDC announces partial reopening of Paydown River Access in Maries County

News from the region

Central
Oct 27, 2017

Gasconade River access reopens for ramp and parking only, after closure due to flood damage.

Gasconade River

MDC to offer deer processing workshop at Runge Nature Center Nov. 4

News from the region

Central
Oct 20, 2017

Free clinic helps hunters learn skills to process meat from “field to freezer.”

deer steaks on grill

MDC invites new hunters to complete hunter education at Runge Nature Center Nov. 9

News from the region

Central
Oct 20, 2017

Due to high demand, nature center to open another field-skills session to prepare for fall hunting.

hunter education demonstration

MDC assigns new conservation agent for Maries County

News from the region

Central
Oct 19, 2017

Caleb Sevy transfers to Maries County after a year on the job in Washington County.

Maries County Agent Caleb Sevy

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in Columbia Nov. 18

News from the region

Central
Oct 10, 2017

Space is limited; register by Nov. 16 to attend this free training

Young students learning about nature.

Learn nature photography “Behind the Lens” Oct. 21 at MDC Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Oct 06, 2017

Matt Miles will describe techniques used for his new book, “Missouri, Wild and Wonderful.”

Photographer Matt Miles taking a photo

MDC seeks public input on Reform Conservation Area in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Oct 02, 2017

Public can comment through Oct. 31 on draft management plan.

Sunflower field at Reform Conservation Area.

Learn about Great Missouri Birding Trail at MDC Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Sep 25, 2017

Learn about hundreds of locations for best birding across the state at free Oct. 12 program.

GMBT Logo

Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day with MDC and MU at South Farm Showcase in Columbia Sept. 30

News from the region

Central
Sep 20, 2017

Learn about hunting methods, Missouri wildlife, and practice fishing skills at FREE, family-friendly event

MDC table at South Farm Showcase

MDC offers chainsaw safety training for woodland owners in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Sep 13, 2017

FREE workshop will help landowners avoid hazards of chainsaw woodlot management

MDC staff teaching others about chainsaw.

MDC invites youth, families to trapping clinic in Callaway County Oct. 21 - 22

News from the region

Central
Sep 08, 2017

Learn to hone trapping skills with conservation professionals at FREE clinic near Williamsburg.

People standing in the water learning about trapping.

MDC invites new hunters to complete hunter education at Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Sep 01, 2017

Get ready for fall hunting with field skills sessions to satisfy hunter education requirement.

Hunter Education class

MDC seeks public input on Yellow Creek Conservation Area in Chariton County

News from the region

Central
Sep 01, 2017

Public can comment through Sept. 30 on draft management plan.

geese flying

MDC seeks public input on Carpenter Memorial Conservation Area in Morgan County

News from the region

Central
Sep 01, 2017

Public can comment through Sept. 30 on draft management plan.

Forest at the Carpenter Memorial Conservation area

Learn about efforts to conserve Missouri’s biodiversity at Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Aug 31, 2017

FREE public presentation on a “natural community approach” on public and private lands.

Runge Sign

MDC invites youth to free dove clinic and hunt at Prairie Fork Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Aug 16, 2017

MDC invites youth ages 8-15 to attend a free dove hunting clinic and hunt Sept. 1-2 at Prairie Fork Conservation Area.

Youth hunters posing with their harvested doves.

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7901
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Joe Jerek
(Statewide)
Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Jill Pritchard
(Statewide)
Jill.Pritchard@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
(St. Louis)
Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554