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MDC seeks public input on Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia

News from the region

Central
Aug 05, 2016

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

A man with a child on his back and another on his hand wades at Eagle Bluffs CA

Birding sites in central and southeast added to Great Missouri Birding Trail website

News from the region

Statewide
Central
Southeast
Aug 03, 2016
Visit greatmissouribirdingtrail.com to find the best places to bird in Missouri. Sites in central and southeast recently added website
Great Missouri Birding Trail

MDC Runge Nature Center to host free archery lessons

News from the region

Central
Aug 01, 2016

MDC invites women and teens to free archery lessons at Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Aug. 11.

Archery Lessons

MDC invites youth to dove clinic and hunt at Prairie Fork Conservation Area Sept. 2-3

News from the region

Central
Jul 26, 2016

Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills.

Kids and teacher dove hunting.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 15, 2016

Four Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered on Tuesday evenings in August, September.

An MDC staffer watches as a child casts a line from a fishing pier.

MDC presents State Champion Tree award for dwarf hackberry at Tan-Tar-A Resort

News from the region

Central
Jul 14, 2016

Largest known tree of its kind in Missouri, now publicly recognized.

State Champion Dwarf Hackberry Tree

MDC invites teachers to Discover Nature Schools training workshops in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 05, 2016

Register today to attend free workshop Aug. 3 or 5 for teachers of grades K-5.

Teachers examine a butterfly milkweed

MDC seeks public input on Big Tavern Creek and Lower Osage River accesses

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Kayaker fishing on Big Tavern Creek

MDC seeks public input on Hite Prairie and White conservation areas

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Green flowering field at Hite Prairie Conservation Area

MDC invites families to free frogging clinic in Saline County July 29

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2016

Register youth ages 7-17 and a parent or mentor by July 27 to discover the challenge of frogging.

Kid With Frog

MDC Runge Nature Center invites kids to creek crawl

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2016

Kids can discover nature by exploring Nature Center creek with MDC staff July 15.

Kids in Creek

MDC offers Native Warm-Season Grass Workshop in Linn

News from the region

Central
Jun 10, 2016

Register to attend this free workshop by July 7.

Cows in a field

Runge Conservation Nature Center encourages hometown discovery with Passport Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Jun 10, 2016

Participating locations offer free activities and prizes.

A school class walks along a trail past a large oak tree

Acoustic musical artist John Nilsen to perform at Runge Conservation Nature Center June 23

News from the region

Central
Jun 09, 2016

MDC invites public to free concert, photo exhibit in Jefferson City.

John Nilsen posing in front of a grand piano

MDC seeks public input on Danville and Mansfield conservation areas

News from the region

Central
Jun 03, 2016

Public comment period runs through June 30.

Wildflowers growing among snag trees in Danville Conservation Area

MDC to host Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 24, 2016

Register today to attend a free workshop in June

Students taking part in a project

MDC offers landowners payment for public use of land

News from the region

Central
Kansas City
Northeast
Northwest
St. Louis
May 16, 2016

Landowners can apply June 1 – July 15 for new program that pays them to allow public hunting, fishing, or wildlife viewing on enrolled private lands.

Hunter reading the signage at an MRAP area.

MDC to host women’s shooting academy in Columbia this June

News from the region

Central
May 06, 2016

Register to attend a free series of courses introducing women to basics of shooting sports.

A woman uses a handgun to shoot at a target at an outdoor range.

Wet a line with MDC at kids' fishing clinic in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
May 06, 2016

Help kids get hooked on the thrill of fishing, and discover nature.

A girl in a Minnie Mouse t-shirt proudly holds up a small fish she caught

MDC to host women’s archery workshop in Columbia May 24

News from the region

Central
May 02, 2016

Register to attend a free workshop to introduce women to the joys of archery.

A woman draws back a bow before shooting at a target

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day on May 14 at Maramec Spring Park

News from the region

Southeast
Central
Apr 29, 2016

Kids ages 15 years and under can discover the fun of trout fishing at free all-day event.

Trout Fishing

MDC offers free Discover Nature Girls Camp in High Hill

News from the region

Central
Apr 27, 2016

Girls ages 11-15 will learn outdoor skills and earn hunter education certification this summer during a three-day camp.

A conservation agent walks with three girls carrying shotguns down a trail.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Apr 22, 2016

Four Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered on Tuesday evenings in May.

Girl Fishing

MDC helps grow new generation of turkey hunters, conservationists

News from the region

Central
Apr 15, 2016

Free clinics and mentored hunts in central Missouri help connect kids with nature

An adult mentor watches as a girl take aim at a turkey

MDC to host Discover Nature – Forest and Wildlife Workshop in Portland April 16

News from the region

Central
Apr 07, 2016

Register to attend free program on improving woodland management on private property

A stand of trees with budding spring foliage

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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) 815-7900
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