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St. Joseph outdoor writer to be inducted into Conservation Hall of Fame

News from the region

Northwest
May 24, 2013

William “Bill” Bennett to be honored posthumously.

Bill Bennett

For unique views and wildflowers, climb a loess hill prairie

News from the region

Northwest
May 24, 2013

Unusual wildflowers are blooming at the Brickyard Hill Conservation Area in Atchison County.

Steve Bubeck examines lavender blooms of locoweed

MDC offers workshop in Concordia on battling invasive plants

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
May 23, 2013

For more information, call 660-747-8200, ext. 117.

Photo of spotted knapweed plant showing foliage and growth habit

Lake Paho offers quiet fishing and lunker largemouths

News from the region

Northwest
May 22, 2013
Lake Paho Fishing

MDC sinks trees in Smithville Lake to help fish and anglers

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Apr 15, 2013

Sunk trees become new habitat for fish and improve chances for angler success.

Prairie chicken release will give Dunn Ranch flock a boost

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Apr 15, 2013

Less than one-half of one percent of the state’s prairie remains. Prairie chickens declined along with habitat loss.

Prairie chicken hen with radio transmitter

Students from NW Missouri compete in MoNASP archery tourney

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 28, 2013
MoNASP 2013 Archers from Bethany MO

MDC offers deer habitat management tour near Jamesport

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Mar 01, 2013
Adult Male Deer

Prescribed fire workshop planned at Lake Paho Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Northwest
Jan 28, 2013

Learn how to use prescribed fire to boost wildlife habitat and reduce less desirable plant species.

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop at Poosey CA

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 04, 2013

Learn how to safely conduct a prescribed burn to help manage CRP fields and improve habitat useful to wildlife.

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in DeKalb County

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 17, 2012

Widely scattered sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.

Mountain Lion in DeKalb County

Missouri Western students honored by The Wildlife Society

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 10, 2012

Many activities are done in partnership with MDC staff in northwest Missouri.

Missouri Western State University Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Eagle Days welcomes wildlife watchers to Squaw Creek refuge

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 28, 2012
Eagle Days Squaw Creek Presentation

Special hunt at Smithville Lake helps hunters with mobility challenges

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 20, 2012
Kevin Bratten bagged buck during special managed hunt

Sciences comes to life with MDC Discover Nature Schools program

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 02, 2012
Discover Nature Schools Pond Sample

Fall color and conservation driving tour on tap at MDC Poosey CA

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 05, 2012

Tours will offer a backwoods tour of foliage and educational stops along the route devoted to conservation.

Photo of autumn color

Volunteers needed for cleanup day at Smithville Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 29, 2012

Participants must pre-register so organizers will have a lunch count.

Snowy Owl Watch at Smithville Lake Eagle Days

Wildlife habitat workshop teaches native timber and prairie management

News from the region

Northeast
Northwest
Aug 20, 2012

Workshop is bi-state cooperative program organized by MDC and Iowa regional offices of National Wild Turkey Federation.

MDC offers bright side for drought-lowered fishing ponds

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 15, 2012

Low water offers a good time to make improvements in ponds.

Fish kill reported at Lake Contrary in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 10, 2012

Wings over Weston fest devoted to birds and birding

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
May 03, 2012

Hotdogs for Corby Pond to highlight planned improvements

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 30, 2012

Tree City USA awards presented to area cities

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Apr 26, 2012
Riverbreaks Burr Oak

Mountain lion sighting confirmed in Grundy County

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 25, 2012
Grundy County Mountain Lion

Get free trees and more at MDC Arbor Day celebration in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 09, 2012

Attend free family event on April 14 at MDC Northwest Regional Office.

planting a seedling

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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