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MDC hosted Prairie Day on Oct. 12 near El Dorado Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 15, 2019
Visitors learned about prairie ecology and walked on Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie
People Looking At Prairie

MDC opens new target shooting range in Johnson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 10, 2019
New range is located at Perry Memorial Conservation Area near Knob Noster
view of new target shooting range at Ralph and Martha Perry Memorial Conservation Area north of Knob Noster.

MDC tapped superheroes on Oct. 5 to battle invasive species in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 08, 2019
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center visitors saw skits and exhibits at special event
Superman and Friends at BOW event

MDC offers free HOWLoween fun Oct. 18 at Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2019
Connect with nature on an autumn night outdoors
People at 2018 HOWLoween at the Discovery Center

MDC to hold grand opening Oct. 9 at new target range in Johnson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 01, 2019
New range will be opened at Perry Memorial Conservation Area
new shooting range at the Perry Memorial Conservation Area in Johnson County

MDC seeks public input for Harmony Mission Lake and Peabody conservation areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 01, 2019

Public can comment in October on plans for areas in Bates County

Two people fishing from a boat on Harmony Mission Lake.

MDC hosted Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 28 in Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 01, 2019
Cool weather gave event an autumn feel and kept fish biting for anglers
MDC staff person helps little girl with fishing equipment

MDC offers a free forest habitat workshop Oct. 10 at Weston

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 30, 2019
Landowners can learn about ecology and management of Platte County forest and woodlands
family looking at wildlife

MDC welcomes superheroes to fight alien invaders Oct. 5 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2019
Free guided hikes at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center highlight battles against invasive species
Superman at BOW Event

MDC offers free Prairie Day event on Oct. 12 near El Dorado Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2019

Visit Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie for wagon tours, prairie walks, and exhibits

A group of participants tour a prairie in El Dorado Springs.

MDC hosts free prescribed burn workshop Oct. 19 at El Dorado Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 26, 2019

Property managers can learn how to use fire to help manage grasslands.

MDC staff managing a prescribed burn.

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 28 in Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 24, 2019

Learn about fishing, hunting, and wildlife at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

MDC staff teaching kids to fish.

MDC monitors wetland conditions as fall waterfowl seasons approach

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 17, 2019

Flooding has affected habitat at Grand Pass, not as much at Settle's Ford and Montrose conservation areas.

Ducks swimming and flying in a wetland area.

MDC to host pond management workshop Sept. 14 at Powell Gardens

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 03, 2019

Participants can learn about managing fish and aquatic plants in ponds

The invasive hydrilla plant in a pond.

MDC offers free monarch butterfly programs in the Kansas City area in September

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 29, 2019

A variety of science and fun activities planned at Gorman Discovery Center and Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

A grouping of three monarch butterflies on native flowers.

Flooding delays wetland and lake restoration project at MDC's Schell-Osage Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 14, 2019

Some waterfowl hunting will be available on the area during the 2019-2020 seasons.

Ducks flying and swimming on a conservation area.

MDC requires nontoxic shot on many public hunting areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 13, 2019

New regulations will reduce toxic lead use to protect wildlife and the environment.

 A dove hunter loads his shotgun in a sunflower field.

MDC will have Four Rivers Conservation Area ready for waterfowl season

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 08, 2019

Habitat altered by major flooding but millet seeded on some acres.

Waterfowl swimming and grazing in a wetland area.

MDC offers free late-summer fishing lessons in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 05, 2019
Newcomers can learn basics about catching fish and preparing them for cooking
Family learning to fish through DNF

MDC to host free symposium about chronic wasting disease in deer Aug. 16 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 01, 2019
Experts will discuss CWD and deer management efforts in Missouri at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
doe closeup

Butterfly count finds 43 species at MDC's Big Buffalo Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 26, 2019
Species variety is a sign of rich plant diversity in area's forest and woodlands
coral hairstreak butterfly

MDC offers Effective Wingshooting classes Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 24, 2019

Shotgun training can help experienced and novice hunters

A young hunter practices her shotgun aiming.

Rain and heat doesn't stop Urban Rangers from summer outdoor adventure

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 23, 2019

MDC staff took the Kansas City youth group on river canoeing and camping trip

A group of Urban Rangers canoeing down the Current River.

Learn about fishing at MDC's Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 19, 2019

Free classes teach basic and advanced skills

MDC staff teach a family how to use a fishing pole.

MDC and partners offer free invasive species workshop Aug. 9 in Nevada

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 16, 2019
Participants will learn methods for controlling invasive plants in fields and woodlands
spraying sericea lespedeza with herbicide

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
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Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
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Bill Graham
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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
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Conservation Headquarters
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Joe Jerek
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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