Newsroom

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

MDC offers free Park after Dark nature event Oct. 25 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 17, 2019

Guided night hikes, crafts, and Trunk or Treat on tap at Mark Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area

A flock of geese fly in front of the moon.

MDC offers free quail management workshop Oct. 26 near Kingston

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 11, 2019
Workshop in Caldwell County will help property managers improve habitat for quail
single quail

MDC offers free quail management workshop Oct. 19 in Carroll County

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 11, 2019
Workshop near Bogard will help property managers improve habitat for quail
quail sitting on barbed wire

MDC to host 33rd annual Poosey Conservation Area fall tour Oct. 20

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 07, 2019

Smokey Bear will be on hand to celebrate his 75th birthday and wise fire management

A line of vehicles take a fall driving tour through Poosey Conservation Area.

MDC to offer hunter education skills classes in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 07, 2019
New hunters can earn certification required for purchase of firearms hunting permits
teaching hunter education

MDC to co-host free fur trapping clinic Oct. 19-20 at Sumner

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 27, 2019

Experts will teach trapping and fur handling skills

Fur trappers check a beaver trap on the shore of a river.

MDC helps improve Bethany area fishing lakes

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 26, 2019

Financial assistance helps improve access for fishing and boating

Laura Ruman, MDC fisheries programs supervisor; Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemons; Randy Brejnik and Charles Crabtree, Bethany aldermen; Josh Roller, conservation agent, and Jerry Wiechman, MDC fisheries management biologist

MDC provides places to hunt and fish with MRAP program

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 26, 2019

Changes made for MRAP program land in DeKalb County

A hunter jots down some notes while reading a regulations sign at an MRAP site.

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 11, 2019
Hunting opportunities will be normal at some areas and limited at others
ducks on wetland

MDC offers free fishing classes at Marceline and Brookfield

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 06, 2019

Discover Nature—Fishing programs teach angling basics and participants go fishing

MDC staff teach a family how to use a fishing pole.

MDC and The Nature Conservancy will host free Prairie Day event Sept. 14 at Dunn Ranch Prairie

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 03, 2019

Visitors can see bison, wildflowers, birds, and learn about prairie ecology

Several people take a guided tour of Dunn Ranch Prairie.

MDC offers free fishing and nature classes at St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 08, 2019

Discover Nature—Fishing programs teach angling basics.

MDC staff teach a family how to use a fishing pole.

MDC offers free fishing classes in Kansas City and St. Joseph areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 19, 2019
Discover Nature—Fishing program helps anglers learn basic skills to get started
Two instructors teach a family how to fish

MDC offers free kayak classes July 11 in Livingston County

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 18, 2019

Space is limited for class to learn kayaking basics at Poosey Conservation Area lake

An MDC staff member kayaks on a lake.

MDC offers free fishing skills classes in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
May 31, 2019

Discover Nature — Fishing programs teach angling basics

MDC staff teach a mother and daughter how to fish.

MDC's hybrid striped bass stockings in northwest Missouri promising for anglers

News from the region

Northwest
May 14, 2019

Hybrids stocked in smaller lakes may boost all sport fish populations

An MDC biologist showing off a hybrid striped bass.

MDC reminds anglers of crappie regulation change at Smithville Lake

News from the region

Northwest
May 09, 2019
Anglers will now be able to keep more fish under the change
two anglers with stringer of crappie

Missouri River flooding keeps several MDC areas closed north of St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 23, 2019
Areas are closed due to high water or access and public safety issues
Boat Ramp at Thurnau Conservation Area

MDC offers free Conservation Youth Camp on June 28 in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 12, 2019

Applications now accepted for day camp that will teach girls and boys outdoor skills

girls learning outdoor conservation skills

Missouri River flooding prompts MDC to close several conservation areas in northwest region

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 19, 2019

Areas are closed due to high water or access and public safety issues

High rising water near boat ramp.

MDC offers free ice fishing clinic March 5 at Chillicothe

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 04, 2019
Gear provided for family fishing event
girl icefishing on pond

MDC reschedules ice fishing workshop in Andrew County to March 2

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 20, 2019
Free ice fishing workshop will depend on cooperation from weather
girl ice fishing on pond

Prairie chicken viewing will be offered this spring at Dunn Ranch

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 14, 2019
Space is limited for viewing event offered by The Nature Conservancy and MDC
Two Prairie Chickens

MDC schedules Feb. 23 ice fishing workshop in Andrew County

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 13, 2019
If weather cooperates, free workshop will be offered with fishing at Happy Holler Lake
girl icefishing

Pump station project approved for MDC's Fountain Grove Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 19, 2018
Project will improve water management for wetland habitats
Mallards at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

Pages

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.

spider

Xplor Magazine for kids

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

brightly colored bird

News Archives

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