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MDC's 2019 Natural Events Calendar on sale for holidays in Kansas City and at other regional offices

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 30, 2018
Shop online or at nature centers and public offices
2019 Natural Events Calendar cover

Head outdoors on MDC public lands on Friday after Thanksgiving

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 20, 2018
Invite your family and friends for an outdoor adventure
snow geese in flight

MDC to host prescribed burn workshop Dec. 1 at El Dorado Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 09, 2018
Free workshop teaches methods for using fire to manage pastures and wildlife habitat
three MDC staff conduct a prescribed burn

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 07, 2018
Community lakes provide close-to-home angling opportunity
rainbow trout in hand

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing at Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 06, 2018
City's Liberty Park Pond a winter fishing option for anglers
trout stocking from truck at Sedalia's Liberty Park Pond

MDC foresters say fall color is variable in west Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 18, 2018

Some yellow hues appeared early and many trees are still green.

Colorful trees

MDC awards contract for improvements at Four Rivers Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 16, 2018
New gates on water control structures will aid wetland management
wetland birds at Four Rivers Conservation Area

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

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

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Lucas Bond
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Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
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Candice Davis
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Kristie Hilgedick
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Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
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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