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MDC offers prescribed burn workshop March 10

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 15, 2018

Free workshop at El Dorado Springs will teach methods, gear and safety for burns

MDC staff conducting a prescribed burn.

MDC offers Urban Woodsman event Feb. 17 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 09, 2018

Free event for all ages features maple sugar and firewood making tips

cut firewood

MDC areas in and around Kansas City offer scenic trails for winter hikes

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 09, 2018

Trees and shrubs minus foliage reveal new views and wildlife

woman walking Bethany Falls Trail at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

Ron "Smokey" Brown honored for fire prevention efforts

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 06, 2018

MDC presents award honoring decades of volunteer service

Ron "Smokey" Brown honored for fire prevention efforts

MDC seeks recovery of bald eagle injured on Jan. 21

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 23, 2018

Persons may have picked up an eagle hit by a car near U.S. 65 in Benton County

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Raptors celebrated at Smithville Lake Eagle Days

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 08, 2018

MDC and partners host good crowds despite wintry weather

People looking to the skies for eagles and raptors.

MDC offers small acreage conservation workshop Jan. 17

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 04, 2018

Free workshop designed to help property owners manage natural habitats

wildflowers

Bird diversity reflected in count at MDC's Four Rivers area

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 27, 2017

Birders noted 109 species during annual Audubon Christmas Winter Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count at MDC's Four Rivers Conservation Area.

Eagle Days returns to Smithville Lake Jan. 6-7

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 22, 2017

Free event by MDC and conservation partners includes raptors and exhibits

Eagle sitting in a tree.

Snowy owls from Arctic making a winter visit to Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 22, 2017

Food shortage has pushed residents of northern clime southward

Snow owl laying on ground.

MDC hosted urban wood workshop in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 12, 2017

Foresters discussed reclaiming wood from trees felled in cities for lumber

group at lumber workshop

MDC updates plans for Schell-Osage wetland renovation

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 07, 2017

Hunters can get updates on plans and progress for work in 2018

Ducks taking off out of wetlands.

MDC seeks public input for Big Buffalo Creek area plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 01, 2017

Public can comment in December on long-range management plan for the area.

View of Big Buffalo Creek

Cut a red cedar for the holidays

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 28, 2017

MDC partners with Kansas City WildLands in conservation effort

two people walking among red cedars

MDC offers free holiday nature craft programs in December

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 28, 2017

Weave nature's green, brown, and gold colors into handmade décor

child nature crafting

MDC stocks trout for winter fishing at Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 09, 2017

City's Liberty Park Pond offers a winter option for anglers

rainbow trout

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 09, 2017

Urban lakes in the Kansas City metro area are ready for anglers

winter trout stocking

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 08, 2017

Urban lakes in the Kansas City metro area are ready for anglers

MDC staff stock KC urban lakes.

MDC to close Lost Valley Hatchery Nov. 11 for CWD testing

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 07, 2017

Visitor center closed while MDC uses parking lot to sample hunter harvested deer

Lost Valley Hatchery

MDC teaches venison preparation skills on Nov.18

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 06, 2017

Free Discovery Center event features chefs cooking venison and atlatl instruction

person processing hanging deer

MDC seeks public input for Perry Conservation Area plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2017

Public can comment in November on area's long-range management plan

Man with binoculars at Perry Conservation Area

MDC hosts 80th anniversary open house in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 30, 2017

Anita Gorman presented with Irwin T. Bode Award for conservation service

People at MDC open house in Kansas City

MDC and partners to host Be My Neighbor Day Nov. 4

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 23, 2017

KCPT TV celebrates Daniel Tiger and good neighbors for people and nature

MDC staff reading to children

MDC to host 80th anniversary open house Oct. 26 in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 16, 2017

Public can give feedback on regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues

Discovery Center in Kansas City

MDC offers free HOWLoween fun Oct. 20 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 10, 2017

Family event at Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center features nature displays

HOWLoween event

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
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Bill Graham
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Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
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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