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MDC offers free HOWLoween fun Oct. 19 at Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 09, 2018
Connect with nature on an autumn night outdoors
kid enjoying HOWLoween fun

MDC seeks confirmed sightings of badgers, weasels, and spotted skunks

News from the region

Kansas City
Statewide
Sep 28, 2018
Biologists are collecting information about furbearers rare in Missouri
American Badger

MDC hosted Family Outdoors Day Sept. 22 at Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 24, 2018
Visitors learned fishing, archery, duck calling and other outdoor skills
man instructs boy on fishing

MDC to host special Oz event Oct. 6 at Burr Oak Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2018
Free family event in Blue Springs lets Oz characters explain nature's niches
Dorthy sleeping on log at Oz event

Native grasses produce good cattle forage during drought

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2018
MDC can help ranchers incorporate warm-season grasses in pasturage
green native grasses in field compared to dry, brown non-native grasses

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 22

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018

Learn about fishing, hunting, and wildlife at James A. Reed Area in Lee's Summit

Kids shooting bows.

MDC moves forward with Schell-Osage wetland renovation

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018
Project will improve wetlands for wildlife and Schell Lake for fishing
ducks at Schell-Osage wetland

MDC to offer free Youth Waterfowl Clinic Sept. 23 near Urich

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 06, 2018

Hunters ages 10-15 can learn how to hunt ducks and geese

Duck hunters calling in ducks.

Free MDC programs in the Kansas City area feature monarch butterfly migration and ecology

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 04, 2018

Visitors can tag monarchs for science.

monarch butterflies.

MDC to host free private land management workshop Sept. 8 at Big Buffalo Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 20, 2018

Event near Cole Camp will focus on ways to boost forests, wildlife, and streams

Land management workshop

MDC to host free dove hunting clinic for youths Aug. 26 near Clinton

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 13, 2018

Equipment and tips provided for youths ages 11-15

Kid hunting doves.

Visitors may need alternate route to reach MDC's Parma Woods Shooting Range at Parkville

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 10, 2018
Parkville closing a portion of Northwest River Road for construction project
Shooters at Parma Woods Shooting Range

MDC open house to discuss new rifle and pistol target range at Perry Conservation Area is Aug. 21 in Concordia

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 09, 2018

Citizens can visit with staff about upgrades planned at new range

Shooting range

MDC seeks public input on possible regulation change for crappie fishing at Smithville Lake

News from the region

Northwest
Kansas City
Aug 08, 2018
Potential regulation change would improve both fish and fishing
black (top) and white (bottom) crappie

MDC seeks public input during August for Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 03, 2018
Citizens can comment on long-range plans for the area at Blue Springs
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area sign

Pasture tour Aug. 16 near Windsor highlights grazing and wildlife benefits with native grasses

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 19, 2018

Free tour will discuss cattle weight gains on native forage and management

Cattle grazing a field.

MDC offers free Missouri River float trips at Kansas City on Aug. 25

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 18, 2018
Participants can sign up starting Aug. 1 and must attend orientation on Aug. 14.
Woman in kayak on Missouri River with KC skyline in background

Remarkable beetle continues comeback on Missouri prairie

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 27, 2018
MDC helps Saint Louis Zoo restore endangered American burying beetles
MDC staff person holding burying beetle

MDC hosting Discover Nature Field Day for Boys and Girls Clubs of Kansas City June 25-28

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 27, 2018
Youngsters explore nature and learn outdoor skills at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Kid learns to fish at pond with instructor's help

Fish kill at Schell Lake involves mostly invasive carp species

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 19, 2018
MDC is draining the lake for major renovation and improvements
View from shore of Schell Lake fish kill

MDC bands peregrine falcon young at Kansas City nest

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 15, 2018

Skyscraper window washings pros aid banding effort at Commerce Tower

Peregrine falcon getting banded.

MDC invites public to learn about aquatic plants June 12

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 04, 2018

Free workshop at Powell Gardens will have tips for solving vegetation trouble.

Hydrilla

MDC hosts noted hiking speaker and urban hike on June 2 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
May 22, 2018

Free program features National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Free program features National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Jennifer Pharr Davis

MDC hosting orientation on May 15 for Missouri Master Naturalist program in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
May 09, 2018

Master Naturalists volunteer for conservation events and nature programs

Master naturalist with a little boy.

MDC seeks public input for Schell-Osage Conservation Area long-range management plan

News from the region

Kansas City
May 04, 2018

Public can comment in May on plan for key wetland, fishing, and upland area

hundreds of ducks in flight over wetland

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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
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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
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