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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.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 07, 2016

Course helps teachers integrate environmental education into existing curriculum.

Discover nature schools curriculum books

MDC seeks public input on Deer Ridge Conservation Area near Lewistown

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 01, 2016

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

Deer Ridge Conservation Area Lake.

MDC to offer deer processing class in Kirksville Nov. 1

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 11, 2016

Free clinic helps hunters process meat from field to freezer.

A group of people watch an instructor process a deer

MDC seeks public input on Fox Valley Lake Conservation Area near Kahoka

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 03, 2016

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

Fox Valley Lake

MDC offers Women's Basic Firearms workshop Oct. 22

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 27, 2016

Register to attend a free training program near Kirksville.

A woman shooting a rifle at a shooing range.

MDC invites families to National Hunting and Fishing Day event Sept. 24 in Knox County

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 09, 2016

Celebrate with free outdoor activities at Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area

Conservation agent helping a little boy fish.

MDC offers cable restraint certification class in Kirksville Sept. 3

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 24, 2016

Course is required for those who wish to use cable restraint devices during trapping season

coyote

MDC seeks public input on Sugar Creek and Montgomery Woods Conservation Areas

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 05, 2016

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

A stand of trees at Sugar Creek Conservation Area

MDC hosts WET workshop for teachers in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 01, 2016

Water Education for Teachers workshop can help educators integrate importance of water into existing curriculum.

An instructor and teachers wading in a stream on a sunny summer day

MDC offers private landowners payments for public access

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 30, 2016

Program aims to boost wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities.

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MDC Media Staff

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