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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

MDC hosts Effective Wing Shooting Clinic in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 25, 2015

Pre-registration is required for the event by Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Agencies work together to host Family Farm and Forest Landowner Field Day near Eminence

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Aug 24, 2015

Free family-friendly event supports health and wealth of family farms and forests.

Young Angler

MDC offers food plot workshop Aug. 28 in Alton

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 14, 2015

The free food plot workshop will be Aug. 28 at the FEMA building on the Alton school campus.

Food Plot

MDC staff forced to euthanize nuisance black bear in Christian County

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Jul 21, 2015
Do Not Feed Bears! A fed bear often sadly becomes a dead bear.
Black Bear Euthanized

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center hosts Family Fish Day

News from the region

Ozark
May 21, 2015

Fish for free with MDC on Saturday, May 30.

Kids' Fishing Day scheduled for Montauk State Park

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 20, 2015

Anglers age 15 and under can fish for trout for free at May 2 event.

Kids Trout Fishing

MDC uses computer and satellite technology for deer study

News from the region

Kansas City
Ozark
Statewide
Apr 07, 2015

Five-year research study will help guide deer herd management.

deer with tracking collar

MDC seeks public input for White River Trace Conservation Area

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 01, 2015

Draft management plan for Dent County area available for public review during April.

Quail

MDC seeks public input for Peck Ranch Conservation Area

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 01, 2015

Draft management plan for area available for public review during April.

Bull Elk at Peck Ranch

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

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 24, 2015

Shutdown during elk calving period is annual occurrence.

Elk Calf with Collar

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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