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MDC offers free virtual handcrafted crankbaits class Aug. 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 20, 2020

Participants will build a balsa wood crankbait to catch fish such as bass

Balsa wood crankbait

MDC says watch cavities in trees to spot wildlife

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 08, 2020

Interesting creatures may be making a hollow a home

A locust limb with a hole carved by a woodpecker

MDC announces new hours for visitor center at Lost Valley Fish Hatchery

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 02, 2020

Visitor center scheduled to reopen on July 9 at Warsaw

Largemouth bass at Lost Valley

Accepting applications for a women-only managed deer hunt in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 01, 2020

Mentors will be provided for the hunt Oct. 24-25 at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area

Three women walk through the woods while deer hunting

MDC offers virtual fishing clinic July 18 to help new anglers learn the sport

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 30, 2020
Get started fishing with tackle and technique tips from experts
family fishing from deck

MDC offers virtual exploration of aquatic life in the Burr Oak Woods pond

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 30, 2020

Online visitors can learn about fish, frogs, and insects in a healthy pond ecosystem

Youngsters explore aquatic life at Burr Oak Woods pond

MDC's Taberville Prairie a release site for endangered American burying beetles

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 24, 2020
Ongoing species restoration project by Saint Louis Zoo showing good progress
burying beetle on flower

MDC prepares to offer outside programs at nature centers and reopen shooting ranges in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 24, 2020

New programs and protocols will be in place as precautions against COVID-19

MDC staff take visitors on a nature hike

MDC says proper tending and disposal of fishing lines protects people and wildlife

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 23, 2020

Help keep rivers and lakes clean and safe

A fishing line and hook swallowed by a dog.

MDC provides channel catfishing opportunities at Kansas City area lakes

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 22, 2020
Ponds and lakes in urban neighborhoods are stocked with catfish.
girl with catfish

MDC announces addition to Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 10, 2020

New tract made possible by generous donations by Harry and Lina Berrier

MDC staff speak to the public at Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie

MDC celebrates National Trails Day June 6

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 02, 2020

MDC offers hiking options in western Missouri

Burr Oak Woods trail

MDC bands peregrine falcon chicks in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 01, 2020

Bands help ornithologists track falcon movements and survival

Banded peregrine falcon chicks

Bald eagles continue nesting comeback in Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
May 27, 2020

MDC tracking eagle nests statewide to monitor iconic raptors

Bald eagles near their nest in a tree

MDC shares ways to make wetlands work for you

News from the region

Kansas City
May 20, 2020

Planning and engineering can tailor wetland functions to landowner goals

Sunset at Kendzora Conservation Area

MDC plans replacement of parking lot at Maple Leaf Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
May 19, 2020

Lake's main parking lot at Lafayette County area will be closed during the project

MDC logo

MDC says hatched peregrine falcon chicks are viewable online

News from the region

Kansas City
May 12, 2020

Internet address for one falcon nest has changed recently

Peregrine falcon with three chicks in nesting box

MDC says bag one more thing while outdoors to help conservation

News from the region

Kansas City
May 06, 2020

Take along a trash sack and clean up along the trail

Soda can in nature

MDC says track summer birds near home for fun and learning

News from the region

Kansas City
May 05, 2020
A variety of songbirds sing through summer in urban and rural areas
female summer tanager

MDC says second peregrine falcon nest in the Kansas City area viewable online

News from the region

Kansas City
May 04, 2020

People can watch streaming video of falcon nest at Iatan Power Plant

A peregrine falcon and her chicks in a nesting box

MDC encourages anglers to harvest crappie at Reed Area lakes in Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 29, 2020
Fishery can be improved by reducing crappie population
bunch of caught crappie

MDC reminds conservation area visitors to use physical distancing and follow area regulations

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 28, 2020

Enjoy the outdoors but follow fishing regulations and be courteous to others

A man and boy fishing

MDC says peregrine falcon nest in Kansas City now viewable online

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 28, 2020

People can watch nesting falcons via streaming video

Three chicks inside a peregrine falcon nesting box

MDC thanks paddlefish snaggers for help with research

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 23, 2020

Information from tagged fish helps biologists track paddlefish and the fishery's progress

MDC biologists with a paddlefish on a boat

Morale boosters for the empty-handed morel seekers

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 20, 2020

MDC says morels elusive for some, but spring woods are always interesting

A group of morels

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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
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Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
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Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
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(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