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MDC: Twin Pines CEC reopens April 2, hosts annual Heritage Day April 13

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 19, 2019

Heritage Day features fish fry, kid’s fishing and many demonstrations.

Twin Pines

MDC offers Hunter Education skills sessions at Twin Pines March 9 and 21

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 01, 2019
Attendees must complete the knowledge portion in advance.
woman shows girl how to shoot

Twin Pines hosts birding expert Cindy Bridges at Greer Crossing April 6

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 01, 2019
Hike and learn bird identification tips along the Eleven Point River from 9 to 11 a.m.
Kentucky warbler

MDC seeks information in poaching case of two adult elk

News from the region

Statewide
Ozark
Feb 14, 2019
These are the fourth and fifth elk poaching cases since the restoration in 2011.
Poached Bull Elk

Learn how to be Bear-Aware with MDC at Willow Springs Star Theatre March 1

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 13, 2019
The Bear Aware program will feature natural history and current MDC management of bears.
black bear side view

There's still time to register for Ozark region prescribed fire workshops

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 07, 2019
Prescribed fire is a useful tool for land and wildlife management.
MDC staff person using prescribed fire for land management

MDC will host prescribed fire workshops throughout Ozark region

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 14, 2019

Prescribed fire is a useful tool for land and wildlife management.

Prescribed fire workshops in the Ozark region

MDC Workshops in Eminence, Salem teach prescribed fire for land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 19, 2018
Landowners should preregister for their desired workshop.
MDC staff demonstrates a prescribed burn during a workshop

Landowners are invited to learn about invasive weeds from MDC, MU Extension, TNC

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 19, 2018
These organizations and others hope to work with the public to tackle invasive weed problems.
musk thistle

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

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
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Candice Davis
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Bill Graham
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Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
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Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
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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
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