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MDC and partners offer free native warm season grass workshop Jan. 23 in Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 14, 2020
Learn about managing native grasses for wildlife habitat and cattle forage
field of grass and flowers

MDC will help host 25th annual Eagle Days at Smithville Lake Jan. 4-5

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 23, 2019

Program includes indoor nature displays and outdoor wild eagle viewing

A bald eagle flying.

MDC offers free cabin fever relief activities in Kansas City during holidays

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 20, 2019

Families welcome at indoor and outdoor nature programs

A family views wildlife at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center.

MDC announces new conservation agent assigned to Clay County

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 18, 2019
Alex Walker will help protect forests, fish, and wildlife in Kansas City metro area
Alex Walker

MDC announces Rachel Webster is new conservation agent in Jackson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 17, 2019

Webster will help people enjoy the county's forests, fish, and wildlife

Rachel Webster

MDC offers free youth trout fishing clinic in Lee's Summit on Jan. 4

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 16, 2019
Trout fishing clinic for children will be at MDC's James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
girl trout fishing

Free photo exhibit about Underground Railroad on display at Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 16, 2019
Photographs by Jeanine Michna-Bales document night scenes along freedom's route
Through Darkness to Light

MDC names Debra Burns as new regional administrator in Kansas City region

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 13, 2019
Burns will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures
Debra Burns

MDC helps Raymore improve fishing access at Johnston Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 12, 2019

New fishing dock and pier are among additions at the lake in Cass County

Johnston Lake fishing dock

Oak Grove deer hunter bags unusual antlered doe

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 27, 2019

MDC biologists say few deer with such unusual traits are harvested annually

Oak Grove hunter with his harvested antlered doe.

MDC helps people enjoy the hardy songbirds of winter in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 25, 2019
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center offers a variety of free bird programs in December
cedar waxwing

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 15, 2019
Community lakes provide close-to-home angling opportunity
trout stocking

Catch-and-release winter trout fishing season underway in Sedalia and St. Joseph

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 15, 2019
MDC stocks trout for winter fishing, anglers may catch and keep after Feb. 1
releasing a rainbow trout

MDC offers free Civil War era outdoor skills event Nov. 16 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 08, 2019

Free Underground Railroad photo exhibit also opens at Gorman Discovery Center

Potted plants next to several books.

MDC notes icy frost flowers appearing on cold mornings

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 08, 2019
Watch for icy ribbons at the base of certain wild plants on cold mornings
frost flower

MDC notes 75th anniversary of Missouri's modern deer hunting tradition

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 31, 2019

Restoration of state's white-tailed deer a major success for conservation and communities

Three women walk through the woods while deer hunting

MDC hosted summit for Audubon Conservation Ranching Oct. 23 at Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 25, 2019

Consumers in Missouri and Kansas can now buy beef certified as grown in pastures friendly to grassland birds

A Henslow's sparrow perches on a plant in a pasture.

MDC hosted HOWLoween at Discovery Center on Oct. 18 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 21, 2019

Visitors toured nature exhibits and craft tables to celebrate the season

A little boy explores the HOWLoween tent.

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 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 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

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
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Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
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
(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