Working on a conservation story? Check our latest news releases, review our archives, download hi-res images, and find help from MDC Media Staff.

Bugs teach at Science Matters

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 01, 2010

The riffle beetle and the horsehair worm will be conservation teaching tools Saturday at “Science Matters,” a community event at the National Science Teachers Association regional conference on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Exhibit Hall B at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.

Storm causes rare fish kills due to hail

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2010

Extreme hail from recent thunderstorms in the Kansas City area killed fish and Canada geese at a Northland lake, a conservation biologist says.

Mountain lions possible but rarely confirmed in Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 17, 2010

Community program dispels mountain lion myths.

mountain lion

Prairie Day from Ice Age onward at Burr Oak Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 16, 2010

“Prairie Day” will showcase the natural forces that created the tallgrass prairie and woodland ecosystem, and how this natural resource has changed as it helped sustain people through the centuries.

Prairie Sunrise

Fish bite, turtles too, at Cast and Blast

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 15, 2010

MDC employees helped more than 50 people with disabilities fish, try out target archery or fire pellet rifles at "Cast and Blast,” hosted by the MDC and The Whole Person.

cast and blast

Monarch Mania fluttering to Discovery Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2010

Discover nature at Monarch Mania and book signing on Sept. 18 at the Discovery Center.

Monarch - Tagged

Reed Area’s tried and true dove hunting tradition

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 07, 2010

A rainy morning didn’t stop hunters from bagging afternoon doves on the season’s opening day at the James A. Reed Conservation Area near Lee’s Summit.

Max Carney holds a dove he shot at Reed CA

MDC’s Sedalia Office Earns EPA ENERGY STAR® award

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 20, 2010

MDC Sedalia facility joins MDC Kirksville office and 27 other office buildings in Missouri recognized for environmental stewardship through energy efficiency.

Sedalia Office

MDC to destroy zebra mussels found in Smithville Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 05, 2010

Treatment of cove is scheduled for Aug. 10.


Search the News

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

Two ducks flying over water

Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.


MDC Media Staff

Lucas Bond
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Southeast Regional Office
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Joe Jerek
Conservation Headquarters
Jill Pritchard
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Francis Skalicky
Southwest Regional Office
Dan Zarlenga
(St. Louis)
St. Louis Regional Office