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MDC honors former director with renaming of Twin Pines education building

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 29, 2018

Director Jerry Presley guided MDC after the Design for Conservation period.

Jerry Presley

Texas County man receives Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor award

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 23, 2018

MDC recognizes Michael Kane’s long-standing volunteer service to the region.

Michael Kane receiving his award.

MDC presents ‘Gigs and Ghosts’ at Round Spring Oct. 20

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 11, 2018

Learn about the time-honored tradition of gigging on the Current River.

People in a boat gigging.

MDC and partners present Forest Stand Improvement Workshop and Tour Sept. 29 in Van Buren

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 20, 2018
This free event will focus on benefits of forest stand improvement and cost-share practices.
young forest

MDC invites teachers to sign up for Discover Nature Schools workshops in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 11, 2018

Discover Nature Schools programs offer grants, curriculum and free teacher trainings.

Teacher learning about nature and ways to teach it in the classroom.

Learn how to squirrel hunt using dogs at upcoming MDC workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 11, 2018
Registration is required for this free event.
People in field squirrel hunting with a dog

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Montauk State Park

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2018
Veterans can fish for free anywhere in park at Sept. 8 event.
man trout fishing in stream

MDC names two from Winona 2018 Loggers of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 24, 2018
Congratulations to Robert Neal and Chesley Neal!
MDC Forester Gary Gognat with Loggers of the Year Chesley and Robert Neal of Winona.

MDC hosts Women’s Basic Archery and Crossbow workshop in Rolla

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 22, 2018

This free event requires pre-registration.

Lady bowhunting.

MDC hosts wildlife habitat workshop in Doniphan

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 31, 2018

Landowners will learn how to improve wildlife habitat on their land.

Doniphan habitat.

Learn how to fish at MDC's Discover Nature Fishing program

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 06, 2018

Free lessons in family-oriented program will be offered at different locations in July and August

Family fishing.

MDC hosts youth frog gigging clinic in West Plains July 6

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 22, 2018

Youth will learn about frog biology, regulations, gigging, cleaning and cooking techniques.

Frogs

MDC invites public to June 19 kayaking clinic in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 07, 2018
Attendees will learn paddling techniques and get to test skills on the water.
woman paddling a kayak

MDC hosts Ozark Timber Industry Celebration in Eminence May 12

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 27, 2018

All are invited to learn about logging opportunities, methods and more.

MDC forester talks with landowner in woodland

MDC: Twin Pines CEC reopens April 3, hosts annual Heritage Day April 14

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 09, 2018

Bee keeping and Sassafras paddle making are just two of many demonstrations offered at Heritage Day.

Outside view of Twin Pines

MDC hosts Fishing Ozarks Rivers program in West Plains April 12

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 08, 2018

Learn how to fish for goggle-eye, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout and walleye.

ozark river

MDC names Robert Neal of Winona Ozark Regional Logger of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 06, 2018

The award recognizes loggers who understand and implement low-impact logging procedures.

Ozark Regional Logger of the Year

MDC to offer beginning fly tying clinic near Rolla Feb. 27

News from the region

Ozark
Central
Feb 02, 2018

Register to learn basics of fly tying with MDC at a free workshop at Bray Conservation Area.

tying a fly for fishing

MDC to offer fur handling clinic in Salem Feb. 10

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 19, 2018

Register to learn basics of skinning, fleshing, and drying wild fur from professionals at MDC, Missouri Trappers Association.

two trappers with furs

Elk research continues within Missouri’s elk restoration zone

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 17, 2018

Biologists capture and radio collar elk, then record data that helps in management decisions.

closeup of head of collared elk

MDC: Stay informed with MDC news, find your local contacts

News from the region

Southeast
Ozark
Jan 05, 2018

From online field guides to local employee directories, it’s easier than ever to connect with MDC.

MDC Contact Webpage

MDC workshops in Ozarks teach prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 05, 2018

Landowners should preregister for their desired workshop date and location.

prescribed burn in progress

MDC showcases forest health in Missouri

News from the region

Ozark
Central
Dec 22, 2017

MDC hosted experts from across continent to share knowledge on invasive species and healthy forests.

North Central Forest Pest Workshop

MDC seeks public input for Rocky Creek, Sunklands Conservation Areas

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 01, 2017

The management plans are open for public review until Dec. 31.

Rocky Creek and Sunklands Conservation Areas

Twin Pines hosts award winning nature photographer Dec. 9

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 01, 2017

Guest speaker Matt Miles will present his recent photography book: Missouri, Wild and Wonderful.

Black bear behind tree.

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
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Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
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Bill Graham
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Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
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Robert Hemmelgarn
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Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7901
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
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