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MDC says emerald ash borer now in Andrew County

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 14, 2017

Non-native insect kills native Missouri ash trees

Emerald Ash Borer side view

MDC hosting Big Buffalo Creek private land workshop

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 30, 2017

Free July 15 workshop will help property owners manage to help fish and wildlife

Big Buffalo Creek

MDC to host free Missouri River trip Aug. 1 in KC area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 27, 2017

Summer tour by motorboat to see wildlife and the river's varied scenery

Touring the Missouri River by boat

MDC offers free alternative fishing methods class June 24

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 20, 2017

A free workshop also offered July 8 on how to clean and cook catfish

Blue catfish are among the catfish often caught by anglers using alternative methods such as jug lines or trot lines.

Discover Nature Schools intertwines learning and nature

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 16, 2017

MDC hosted EPiC Elementary of Liberty for June 14 field trip tied to program

Discover Nature Schools Field Trip

MDC hosted No Boundaries fishing event at Longview Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 12, 2017

Fishing outing on June 10 connected people with special needs with nature.

Participants at No Boundaries fishing event

MDC offers free fishing classes in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 08, 2017

Discover Nature — Fishing programs teach angling basics

A family learns about fishing from two experienced anglers.

MDC offers wild edibles foraging workshop June 17

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 08, 2017

Free workshop in Jackson County will teach about edible plants and berries.

a variety of products made from wild edibles

MDC seeks public input for Cooley Lake management plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 01, 2017

Public can comment in June on plans for conservation area in Clay County

Cooley Lake Conservation Area

MDC seeks public input for three Henry County conservation areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 01, 2017

Public can comment in June on plans for La Due, Fewel and Urich conservation areas

bass fishing

MDC grasslands offer summer visitors varied vistas

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 01, 2017

Prairie wildflowers and wildlife await hikers and photographers

Prairie Grasslands

MDC seeks public input for Chapel View Prairie plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 01, 2017

Public can comment in June on management plan for Henry County area

Indian Paintbrush

MDC says avoid spreading invasive species like hydrilla

News from the region

Kansas City
May 30, 2017

Clean boats, don't dump aquariums, use clean root stock for ornamentals

hydrilla

MDC and partners band young falcons in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
May 19, 2017

Falcon pairs are tending five nests in the Kansas City metro area.

falcon chick banding in Kansas City

MDC and birders dedicate Great Missouri Birding Trail

News from the region

Kansas City
May 17, 2017

Online birding guide connects people with best places in Missouri to see birds

Great Missouri Birding Trail

Wings Over Weston draws good crowds for free festival

News from the region

Kansas City
May 15, 2017

MDC partner in festival to celebrate bird conservation and butterflies

Serena Stodddard holding a turkey vulture.

MDC says May a great month for wildlife watching

News from the region

Kansas City
May 12, 2017

Urban conservation areas like Burr Oak Woods offer trails for hiking

four wild turkeys in field

MDC cancels May 20 shooting event at Golden Valley range

News from the region

Kansas City
May 12, 2017

Day At the Range near Clinton cancelled due to flooded access road

Golden Valley Range

MDC hosts Rich Hill students for outdoor skills event

News from the region

Kansas City
May 11, 2017

Youths try archery and angling at McGennis Youth Center in Vernon County

Rich Hill students at MDC event

MDC offers special event May 20 at Golden Valley range

News from the region

Kansas City
May 09, 2017

Day at the Range near Clinton offers free shooting and other outdoor skills tips

Man shooting on the shooting range.

MDC measures a new state record American elm tree

News from the region

Kansas City
May 04, 2017

American elm in Johnson County topples old record holder from St. Louis

State Record American Elm

Wings Over Weston festival to celebrate birds May 13

News from the region

Kansas City
May 03, 2017

Free bird festival at Weston Bend State Park offers displays, crafts and games

Display at Wings Over Weston

MDC welcomes Great Missouri Birding Trail on May 17

News from the region

Kansas City
May 01, 2017

Online birding guide map will be celebrated at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

Great Missouri Birding Trail Logo

Monarch butterflies migrating from Mexico visit KC early

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 26, 2017

MDC says gardening with native plants helps butterflies and birds

Caterpillars from migrating monarch butterflys.

MDC and partners provide second falcon nest cam in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 26, 2017

Public can watch young falcons hatch and grow via internet links

falcon with chicks in nestbox

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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
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
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