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MDC offers free hunter education skills classes in Chillicothe and Cameron

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 25, 2021

Chillicothe class will be April 8 and Cameron class April 13

Hunter ed instructor with youth

MDC and TNC offer free virtual prairie-chicken webinar April 9

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 24, 2021
Watch them dance via TNC's livestream webcast from the lek
prairie chicken male and female

MDC offers free virtual firearms care class on March 25

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 12, 2021
Learn how to clean and store firearms for optimum performance
firearms with cleaning supplies

MDC offers free guided birding hike Feb. 24 near Laclede

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 18, 2021

Go birding along trails through wet prairie and forest habitats

Cardinal in winter

MDC offers ice fishing tips for ponds and small lakes

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 18, 2021

Cold snap provides anglers new opportunities

Ice fishing trip

MDC will reopen Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph and Chillicothe office to the public on Feb. 16

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 10, 2021
Offices were closed as COVID-19 precautions
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MDC will reopen Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph and Chillicothe office to the public on Feb. 16

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 10, 2021

Offices were closed as COVID-19 precautions

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MDC suggests fish habitat projects for ponds doable in winter

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 09, 2021
Providing underwater structure can improve fish populations
tree as fish habitat

Anglers can catch and keep trout Feb. 1 at two St. Joseph lakes stocked by MDC

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 25, 2021

Head outdoors for fresh air and winter fishing

Angler holds rainbow trout

MDC closes St. Joseph and Chillicothe offices to the public due to rising COVID-19 concerns

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 15, 2020

Staff can still answer phone calls and do no-contact sales of Nature Events Calendars

St. Joseph Regional Headquarters sign

MDC and Missouri Western dedicate prairie restoration

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 10, 2020

Project provides a native grassland in St. Joseph for enjoyment and education

John Rushin and Mark Mills

MDC welcomes winter trout anglers at two St. Joseph lakes

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 10, 2020

Catch-and-release trout season provides winter angling opportunity

Trout in hand

MDC provides drop-off sites in northwest region to aid hunters in voluntary CWD testing

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 02, 2020
Hunters can have deer tested for CWD for free by following procedures
voluntary CWD drop-off testing station

MDC and Trenton High School students partner for pollinators

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 29, 2020

Native wildflowers and grasses planted at the high school

Trenton High School students plant wildflowers for pollinators

MDC to host 34th annual Poosey Conservation Area fall tour Oct. 18

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 06, 2020

Enjoy autumn color with backwoods driving through Poosey's varied ecology

Horseback ride through Poosey

MDC offers free autumn Discover Nature—Fishing lessons in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 24, 2020

Participants will learn fishing techniques and go fishing with instructor help

MDC staff help a mother and daughter bait a fishing hook

MDC re-opens St. Joseph and Chillicothe office buildings

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 03, 2020
Buildings were closed as COVID-19 precautions
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MDC celebrates National Trails Day June 6

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 01, 2020

MDC offers options for hikers on conservation areas in northwest Missouri

Tree at Bluffwoods

MDC says new crappie regulation at Smithville Lake showing good results

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 22, 2020

Anglers are reminded the lake has special crappie length and creel regulations

black and white crappie

MDC cancels April 23 Arbor Day event in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 20, 2020

Event at MDC Northwest Regional Office cancelled due to coronavirus precautions

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MDC offers nature's version of March Madness on March 26 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 16, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A cedar waxwing bird on a tree branch.

Prairie-chicken viewing offered this spring at Dunn Ranch Prairie

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 24, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
three prairie chickens in cornfield

MDC partners with Missouri Western on a prairie restoration in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 21, 2020
Project will provide a native grassland habitat for research, enjoyment, and education
grassland restoration

MDC to host free waterfowl season workshops in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 03, 2020

Hunters can provide input about future seasons on Feb. 18 in St. Joseph and on Feb. 19 in Chillicothe

A waterfowl hunter walks in a wetland.

MDC offers free prescribed fire workshop Feb. 7 in Trenton

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 23, 2020

Learn how to use carefully planned fire as a management tool for forage and wildlife habitat

An MDC employee manages a prescribed burn.

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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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