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MDC recommends early blooming native trees for spring landscaping

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 07, 2021

Many non-native trees with early white blooms do little for butterflies or songbirds

Field of Callery pear trees

MDC announces new manager for Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 05, 2021
Sam McCloskey will oversee conservation programs at nature center in Blue Springs
Sam McCloskey

MDC's Lake City and Parma Woods shooting ranges shift to summer hours April 1

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 31, 2021

Staffed ranges in Kansas City area offer opportunities for firearm target practice

Four men trap shoot at Lake City range

MDC and partners offer free native warm season grass workshop April 22 in Harrisonville

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 29, 2021

Learn how native forage can benefit ranching and wildlife

Native warm season grasses

MDC offers free Birds and Blooms program April 3 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 25, 2021

Visit Gorman Discovery Center's garden to learn about birding and wildflowers

Flowering dogwood

MDC reopens road, fishing dock, and boat ramp at Maple Leaf Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 25, 2021

Project improving main access road is complete for area in Lafayette County

Maple Leaf Lake entrance

MDC says late March and early April a good time to catch walleye and white bass

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 18, 2021

Fishing early spawning runs can be productive for anglers

MDC staff holding walleye

MDC offers free aquatic ecosystems class on March 27 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 16, 2021

Learn about the diverse life forms in creeks and ponds

Stonefly nymph

MDC continues Maple Leaf Conservation Area access road resurfacing project

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 16, 2021
Project will improve main access road for area and lake in Lafayette County
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MDC offers free spring migration birding program in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 09, 2021

Outdoor session at Gorman Discovery Center welcomes young or new birders

Pine siskins on branch

MDC offers free introduction to turkey hunting clinic March 20 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 08, 2021

Newcomers can learn the basic skills for hunting spring gobblers

Turkeys in grass field

MDC offers free paddlefish snagging clinic April 17 in Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 08, 2021

Beginners can learn about paddlefish and go snagging for them

Snagging paddlefish on boat

MDC to close portions of Lake City target ranges March 3-4 for maintenance

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 02, 2021
Rifle and pistol ranges will be cleaned
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MDC offers free virtual program on peregrine falcon recovery March 16

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 01, 2021
Learn about falcons and how conservation returned them to the state
peregrine falcon with chicks in nest box

MDC says late winter a good time to evaluate habitat for bobwhite quail

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2021

Covey survival is tested during snow and cold snaps

Bobwhite quail in snow

MDC offers free native plants Ask the Expert Expo March 13 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2021

Participants will get information on successful landscaping with native plants

Native columbine

MDC offers free clinic on how to catch fish March 6 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 22, 2021

Learn what fish want, and how to catch them

Fish on line

MDC will close Maple Leaf Conservation Area access road for resurfacing project on March 1

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 22, 2021

Project will improve main access road for area in Lafayette County

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MDC offers free rod repair class March 6 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 19, 2021
Fix rods before peak fishing season arrives in spring
broken fishing rod

MDC will close Lake City and Parma Woods shooting ranges Feb. 14

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 11, 2021
Ranges will close due to forecast with extreme cold wind chills and snow
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Ice delays MDC trout stockings for winter fishing in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 10, 2021
More trout will be stocked in community lakes when ice begins clearing
trout in net

MDC offers Urban Woodsman program Feb. 20 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 08, 2021

Outdoor event teaches skills with firewood and campfire cooking

A man chops wood at an Urban Woodsman program

MDC offers free virtual bluebird and winter birding programs in February

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 05, 2021
Broaden your enjoyment of backyard birds with knowledge
male bluebird

Monitoring and research key to MDC's natural resource management

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 04, 2021
Biologists will be afield with new projects in 2021
two MDC staff sampling fish populations in a creek

MDC offers free maple sugaring workshops in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 02, 2021

Learn how to tap trees to make sweet syrup from sap

Walnut and sugar maple syrup jars

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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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