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MDC encourages sending butternut tree seeds to state nursery

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Oct 24, 2014

The butternut tree needs all the help it can get.

Forestry staff shows leaves of butternut tree

The glade as an Ozarks treasure

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 03, 2014

MDC recommends management techniques to safeguard this unique habitat.

Ozark Butterfly

MDC names Birch Tree man as Logger of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 15, 2014

Congratulations to Scott 'Greg' Stark of Birch Tree and owner of Stark Logging on being named 2014 State Logger of the Year.

MDC names Birch Tree man as 2014 Logger of the Year

MDC hosts Effective Wing Shooting Clinic in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 13, 2014

Registration for the Aug. 30 clinic is required by Aug. 27.

Refuge at Peck Ranch Conservation Area to reopen

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 08, 2014

A little more than a month after flood damage forced a temporary closure, the refuge portion of the Peck Ranch Conservation Area is set to reopen to the public on August 15.

Bull and cow elk at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Flooding temporarily closes part of Peck Ranch Area

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 07, 2014
Peck Ranch Deer

MDC offering prescribed burn workshop in Ava June 24

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Jun 16, 2014

Preregister at Ava USDA office or by calling 417-683-4816 ext. 3.

prescribed fire

MDC holding deer management open house June 26 in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 02, 2014

Stop by to learn about Department management goals and share your opinions.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC holding deer management open house June 25 in Van Buren

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 02, 2014

Stop by to learn about Department management goals and share your opinions.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC holding deer management open house June 16 in Rolla

News from the region

Ozark
Central
May 30, 2014

Stop by to learn about Department management goals and share your opinions.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

Missouri Black Bear Project enters second phase

News from the region

Ozark
May 22, 2014
Black Bear Research Project

June events at Twin Pines focus on harvesting natural skills

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
May 14, 2014
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Conservation Department urges state-wide vigilance to protect white-tailed deer

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Southeast
May 06, 2014

Anyone who sees sick deer should report it to their local conservation agent or office.

A white-tailed deer doe and fawn with spots.

MDC seeks public input during May on management of Peck Ranch

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 28, 2014

The state agency is in a multi-year process of updating management plans for its conservation areas and is inviting public comment.

Collared Lizard at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Montauk to hold Kids' Fishing Day May 3

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Apr 22, 2014
Trout Fishing at Montauk

Bennett Spring to host Kids' Fishing Day on May 3

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Apr 21, 2014
Child Fishing with Fish In Net

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop for landowners in Rolla

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 31, 2014

If you’re interested in learning how to use fire as a land management tool, attend this workshop on Feb. 13 in Rolla.

Conservation Department hosts Ellington Landowner Elk Workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 24, 2014
Bull and cow elk at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Conservation agents conduct archery compliance check

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 13, 2013

Business leaders reflect on economic, personal benefits of elk restoration

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 07, 2013

Tourism from Missouri elk restoration providing economic and quality-of-life benefits to Ozark communities.

Business leaders from Ozarks tour MDC elk habitat

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 07, 2013

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

Discover nature with elk driving tours at MDC’s Peck Ranch in Ozarks

News from the region

Ozark
Statewide
Sep 18, 2013

See elk and other wildlife, hear bugling, see fall foliage, visit Twin Pines and local communities.

Bull elk bugling at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

MDC public meeting in West Plains seeks input on CWD threat to deer

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 09, 2013

Meeting is a chance for citizens to get information and give MDC comments about chronic wasting disease.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting at Peck Ranch in Carter County

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 04, 2013
Mountain Lion in Carter County

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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) 815-7901
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