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MDC seeks public input on LaBelle Lake and Ella Ewing Lake Conservation Areas in Lewis, Scotland counties

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 01, 2017

Public can comment through Sept. 30 on draft management plan.

Largemouth bass

REMINDER: Offer input at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House in Kirksville Aug. 14

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 11, 2017

Get information and share opinions on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

Northeast Regional office at Kirksville

MDC seeks public input on Mussel Fork Conservation Area in Macon, Linn counties

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 02, 2017

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan.

bird perched on a tree.

Get information and share opinions at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House in Kirksville Aug. 14

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 01, 2017

Give feedback on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

MDC's Northeast Regional Office

MDC invites new dove hunters to clinic and mentored hunt at Deer Ridge Conservation Area Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 28, 2017

Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills.

youth dove hunting with mentor

MDC seeks public input on Wyaconda Crossing Conservation Area in Lewis County

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 03, 2017

Public can comment through July 31 on draft management plan.

Wyaconda Crossing Conservation Area

Discover nature with MDC at FREE Catfish Clinic Aug. 19 in NEMO

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 28, 2017

Learn the basics of catching big catfish on Missouri's rivers and lakes at this free clinic.

People holding up their catfish they caught for a picture.

MDC invites teachers to educator workshop at Sodalis Nature Preserve in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 19, 2017

Register for this FREE workshop and learn new ways to inspire students in nature.

teacher training at Sodalis Nature Preserve

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing event in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 09, 2017

Register to attend a free fishing program featuring MDC’s Rod and Reel Loaner Program June 25.

Little girl pond fishing

MDC invites kids, families to Free Fishing Day event in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 08, 2017

Get hooked on the thrill of fishing and discover nature at FREE clinic on June 10

Folks learn to fish from experienced anglers.

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in Ralls County

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 07, 2017

Tree-killing pest has now spread to 36 Missouri counties.

Adult Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) exit trees through D-shaped holes they create in the bark.

Celebrate the Great Missouri Birding Trail with MDC in Kirksville May 24

News from the region

Northeast
May 23, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to FREE birding event.

Celebrate the Great Missouri Birding Trail In Kirksville.

MDC presents 2017 Arbor Award of Excellence to Hannibal business

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 28, 2017

BASF plant celebrates anniversary with MDC, Hannibal Tree Board partnerships

MDC presented the 2017 Business or Institution Arbor Award of Excellence to BASF at the Missouri Community Forestry Council Conference in Springfield

MDC invites women to discover nature at summer workshop June 3-4

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 25, 2017

Weekend camp offers women a variety of outdoors skills courses

Women getting ready to look through binoculars.

MDC invites new turkey hunters to mentored hunt at Mark Twain Lake

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 11, 2017

Conservation partners work together to open 4,000 acres of public land for special hunt.

mentor teaching new turkey hunter

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing workshop in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 29, 2017

Register to attend FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop April 15 and learn how to use equipment.

Youth casting in pond at MDC fishing workshop.

MDC hosts basic fly tying clinic in Kirksville on April 1

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 08, 2017

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn how to use specialized equipment.

Fly tying setup.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 24, 2017

Free workshops will include classroom session and a demonstration burn, weather permitting.

Prescribed fire workshop

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 28 - 29

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 10, 2017

Discover nature this winter, and witness one of the best opportunities for eagle watching in the country

Eagle perched on a tree.

MDC to drop water levels at Fox Valley Lake near Kahoka

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 14, 2016

Winter drawdown aims to reduce nuisance plants and spur largemouth bass growth in spring.

largemouth bass

MDC invites youth to fly tying workshop in Edina on Jan. 15

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 14, 2016

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing clinic and learn how to use specialized equipment.

fly tying

MDC hosts third annual ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell on Jan. 21

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 14, 2016

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing techniques.

ice fishing

MDC seeks new volunteers to help lead Discover Nature Fishing programs

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 10, 2016

Register to attend a free training program in Hannibal Dec. 3.

MDC volunteer teaching a group of people about fishing.

MDC stocks rainbow trout in Kirksville’s Spur Pond to kick off winter trout season

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 08, 2016

Special season improves access to cold water fish; catch-and-release only until Feb. 1.

Rainbow Trout

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshop in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 07, 2016

Course helps teachers integrate environmental education into existing curriculum.

Teachers learning about discover nature schools.

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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