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Landowners invited to quail workshop near Chillicothe

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 22, 2011

Seminar is limited to 100. Register by March 2.

Photo of male northern bobwhite

Short-eared owls visit the Owsley family

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Feb 18, 2011

Matt and Deanna Owsley noticed an uncommon sight in two cedar trees near their home -- a dozen or more short-eared owls gazing back at them.

Photo of short-eared owl

Prescribed burn workshop offered at Four Rivers

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 15, 2011

Reported mountain lion is actually a bobcat

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 14, 2011

Biologists for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) have determined that photos of a reported mountain lion taken in the Mosby area of Clay County area are actually of a bobcat.

Prescribed burn workshop slated in Brookfield

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 14, 2011

Workshops teach landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 09, 2011

Time is running out to register for Feb. 25 or 26 event.

Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.

Trout Derby in Sedalia Feb. 2

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Jan 25, 2011

Sedalia’s winter trout fishing program will be celebrated Feb. 2 with a Trout Derby at Liberty Park Pond.

rainbow trout

Author encourages birding for new audiences

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 21, 2011

Author will discuss, “Birding for Everyone, Encouraging People of Color to Become Birdwatchers.”

Workshops teach landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 21, 2011
Landscape pros and native-plant enthusiasts are invited to attend at Longview campus of MCC in Lee’s Summit.

Reward offered for information regarding deer poaching

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 19, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking information about three deer killed illegally in the early morning hours of Dec. 10 inside the Warrensburg city limits near Lions Lake and the University Central Missouri’s Keth Memorial Golf Course.

Kansas City river advocate wins international award

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 10, 2010
Blue River and Missouri River are cleaner and safer thanks to cleanup efforts championed by Kansas City resident Vicki Richmond.
Vickie Richmond

Eagle Days draws crowds despite cold weather

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Dec 07, 2010

Despite chilly winds, hearty birds and bird watchers both turned out in good numbers for Eagle Days at Squaw Creek.

Eagle Days

Trumpeter swans numerous at Squaw Creek refuge

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 30, 2010

A majestic white bird – bunches of them -- may be on the water or wing for Eagle Days this weekend (Dec. 4-5) at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo of a gray rock pigeon standing among rocks

Eagle Days planned at Squaw Creek

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 22, 2010

Eagle Days at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge the first weekend in December.

Bald Eagle

Liberty lakes added to winter trout fishing

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 18, 2010

For the first time, winter trout fishing is available at the Fountain Bluff Sports Complex in Liberty.

Photo of someone netting a trout.

Big cat in Northland is bobcat, not mountain lion

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 18, 2010
A close look reveals to biologists that this wild feline is clearly a bobcat
A bobcat walks along a treeline.

Ancient deer hunting method back in use

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 12, 2010
atlatl demonstration

Winter trout fishing nears at KC metro lakes

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 12, 2010

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) annual winter trout fishing program for selected Kansas-City-area lakes is almost here, with some new opportunities for anglers.

Young conservationists honored

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 09, 2010

Woodland Elementary School students Trinity and Triston Gilbert received a plaque and poster from MDC Education Specialist Jeremy Soucy for their story about habitat restoration in MDC's “Xplor” kids' magazine.

Xplor Story Award

Wildfire danger high in west central Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 03, 2010

MDC urges people to refrain from burning leaves and trash outdoors and to report any suspicious activity that might be connected with arson fires.

Swope Park added to KC urban deer hunt sites

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2010

For the first time, a portion of Swope Park will be included in the managed archery hunts for whitetail deer at Kansas City parks.

Motorists should be alert for deer

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2010

Chances for deer darting in front of fast-moving vehicles increases in November, so drivers should be extra alert to avoid accidents.

Photo of deer on the side of the road

Keep feeders out for late autumn hummingbirds

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 15, 2010

Spot a hummingbird at a feeder from now into winter, call 816-655-6250, ext. 246, or send an e-mail to larry.rizzo@mdc.mo.gov.

hummingbird

Wildlife art on display at Discovery Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 14, 2010

Winning entries from 2010 Missouri Junior Duck Stamp artwork contest on display at Discovery Center.

Anglers asked to help halt hazardous fish

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 12, 2010
Invasive carp laid on its side (bottom) next to a native gizzard shad (top)

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
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Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
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Bill Graham
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Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
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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