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Ozark Timber Industry Partnership Celebration presents activities for all

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 29, 2016

Nature programs, logger training and more are planned for the May 14 event at Eminence City Park.

Trees turn colors across a broad valley from Stegall Mountain at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

MDC: Winona Landowner Elk Workshop set for May 14

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 19, 2016

Landowners will take habitat tours, learn current status of Missouri’s elk herd.

A bull elk and a cow stand in a field.

MDC creates butterfly habitat at Wilder Museum

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 15, 2016

Plantings will focus on attracting monarchs to famed author's home.

Volunteers plant flowers for butterflies in a hillside.

Join MDC for 'An Evening With Wildlife' on April 6

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 01, 2016

Free event will give public a chance to learn about area conservation programs.

A little girl with glasses touches a snake with one finger as other children look on

Refuge part of MDC's Peck Ranch Area to close temporarily

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 31, 2016
Elk at Peck Ranch

MDC: Twin Pines celebrates Ozark traditions with Heritage Day April 16

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 29, 2016

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

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

MDC: Twin Pines seeks volunteers to help prepare for spring

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 11, 2016

Volunteers can help the center meet specific needs.

Twin Pines

Refuge at MDC Peck Ranch Area to close temporarily for elk calving

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 01, 2016

Annual closure from April 1 to July 1 is for elk calving with minimal disturbance from people.

Elk at Peck Ranch

MDC holding prescribed burn clinics in Ava and Doniphan

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 05, 2016

Free workshops will show how to use fire as a land management tool.

Prescribed Burn

MDC: Discover Nature at Twin Pines Fly-Tying Event

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 14, 2016

Try your hand at this delicate craft that will work your mind and attract your biggest catch.

Fishing Fly

MDC to hold prescribed burn workshops in Ozarks

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 12, 2016

Free workshops show how fire can be used as a land management tool.

Prescribed Burn

Love nature? Become a Master Naturalist with MDC

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 12, 2016

Training coming up in Rolla. Orientation session on Feb. 4 with training registration required by Feb. 11.

Master Naturalists

MDC offers fish gigging clinic Jan. 23 for Oregon County

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 05, 2016

Participants will learn how to gig and prepare their catch for a gravel bar fish fry.

Gigging

MDC seeks public input for Austin Community Lake

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 04, 2016

Public can comment on the long-term management plan Jan. 1-31.

MDC seeks info about poached bull elk found at Current River

News from the region

St. Louis
Southwest
Ozark
Southeast
Central
Dec 30, 2015

MDC is investigating the death of a bull elk that appears to have been shot and had its skull plate and antlers removed.

Poached Bull Elk

MDC seeks public input for Austin Community Lake

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 14, 2015

Public can comment on the long-term management plan Jan. 1-31.

Eastern Douglas County fire unit gets national recognition

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 03, 2015

MDC to honor volunteer fire district with Firewise Communities USA distinction.

Workshop to focus on livestock benefits of native grasses

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 19, 2015

Oct. 29 field day will show how native plants can help wildlife and cattle.

Livestock eating native grasses.

MDC: Public libraries provide loaner fishing equipment

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 16, 2015

Communities across the Ozarks now have free MDC fishing equipment at their fingertips.

Fishing Loaner Program

Jeremy Edwards named new conservation agent for Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 15, 2015

New Wright County conservation agent on familiar turf

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 09, 2015

Transfer brings Justin Emery closer to part of the state where he grew up.

Wright County Conservation Agent Justin Emery

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

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 24, 2015

The honor is reserved for those who demonstrate dedication to safety and sustainable logging practices.

Ozark Logger of the Year 2015

MDC seeking public input on changes for smallmouth and rock bass

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 24, 2015

Meeting coming up Sept. 29 in Van Buren at The River Centre at The Landing.

Smallmouth Bass

MDC: Twin Pines Education Center seeks volunteers

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 08, 2015

Experienced hunters, anglers or nature lovers sought to share knowledge with others.

The Twin Pines Education Center (EC) in Winona is looking for volunteers to lead

MDC offers cable-restraint-certification class in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 02, 2015

Course is required for those who want to use cable-restraint devices during trapping season.

Coyote in Winter

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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