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Public input sought for Lake Paho area management plan

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 04, 2014

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. Draft plans for the Lake Paho Conservation Area in Mercer County will be available for public comment Aug. 1 through Aug. 31.

MDC Discover Nature - Fishing classes offered in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 01, 2014
boy fishing

MDC seeks public input for conservation areas in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Jul 03, 2014

Draft plans for several areas are available for public comment through July 30.

Star School Prairie Conservation Area

Discover Nature - Fishing classes offered at Hartell area

News from the region

Northwest
Jul 03, 2014
Boy With Sunfish

Public input sought for conservation area plans

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 02, 2014

Loess hills prairies offer wildflower rarities

News from the region

Northwest
May 19, 2014
Star School Prairie

MDC investigating turkey hunting incident

News from the region

Northwest
May 13, 2014

MDC offers quail habitat workshop in Caldwell County

News from the region

Northwest
May 13, 2014

Reservations are requested by May 14.

Quail

Field day offered for managing loess hills timber and prairie

News from the region

Northwest
May 13, 2014
Examining Plants at a Loess Hills Prairie

Use Find MO Fish free mobile app to locate fishing hotspots

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
May 01, 2014
Largemouth Bass

Prairie chicken release bolsters iconic native

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 16, 2014

MDC offers ice fishing workshop at Mozingo Lake

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 03, 2014
Ice Fishing

Missouri Master Naturalist class offered at St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 06, 2014

Raptors and waterfowl featured at 35th annual Eagle Days at Squaw Creek

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 27, 2013

Discover nature at Eagle Days on Dec. 7 and 8 at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.

American Bald Eagle catching a fish

Recovery begins at Dunn Ranch for endangered Topeka shiners

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 12, 2013

Bison at Dunn Ranch are an icon for restoration efforts, and so are endangered prairie chickens.

Topeka Shiner

Colorful hills and hollows on display at 27th annual Poosey Conservation Area fall driving tour

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 11, 2013

Autumn color and conservation traditions will be celebrated on Oct. 20 at annual fall driving tour.

Fall color along Pike’s Lake at Poosey Conservation Area

Felony conviction obtained in illegal wildlife spotlighting case

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 04, 2013

Report tips about poaching to Operation Game Thief at 1-800, 392-1111.

MDC seeks public comments in St. Joe and Blue Springs on protecting Missouri deer from CWD

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Sep 11, 2013

Be informed and get involved in protecting Missouri deer from CWD and other diseases.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

Missouri Western wildlife students win second international award

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 05, 2013

MDC is a partner with the chapter and many activities occur at the MDC Northwest Regional Office, which is on the Missouri Western campus.

Insect-O-Rama brings bug lore and butterfly beauty to St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 05, 2013

Insect-O-Rama will celebrate insects and provide tips on enjoying some and avoiding others from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 14 at MDC Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph.

Image of giant swallowtail

MDC offers dove hunting opportunity for youths at Poosey Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 22, 2013

The youth dove hunt is free, but participation is limited and pre-registration is required.

Youth Dove Hunting

Scouting fields will pay off for dove hunters this autumn

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 20, 2013
Dove Hunt

Prescribed burn workshop offered in Chariton County

News from the region

Northwest
Jul 30, 2013

MDC issues illegal hand fishing citations in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Jul 08, 2013

Catfish reproduction and populations can be harmed by hand fishing because brood fish are removed from nests.

St. Joseph outdoor writer inducted into Conservation Hall of Fame

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 12, 2013

Bill Bennett, who died in 1999, was inducted into Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame on June 7.

Bill Bennett

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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