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Twin Pines Education Center celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 28, 2013

Gasconade River’s Jerome Access closed due to flood damage

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 19, 2013

Final repairs may be weeks away

Recent flooding left a 15 foot deep scour hole in the Jerome Access parking lot.

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Pulaski County

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 15, 2013

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

Pulaski County Mountain Lion Sighting

MDC to hold Forestry Field Day in Eminence

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 18, 2013

Foresters, landowners and loggers are all encouraged to attend.

our precious forests

Floods temporarily impact rainbow trout growth at Montauk State Park, Maramec Trout Park

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 17, 2013
rainbow trout

MDC needs anglers’ help with bass tagging study in Ozark streams

News from the region

Ozark
Statewide
May 23, 2013

Returning smallmouth bass tags can help MDC manage this popular game fish.

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Striped bass to be stocked in Bull Shoals

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
May 16, 2013

Because of their size and fighting qualities, striped bass are highly valued by anglers, and help make Missouri a great place to fish.

James Cunningham with State Record Striped Bass

Five year Missouri poaching case against 46 ends in Federal Court

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Statewide
May 13, 2013

Help MDC stop poaching by reporting poaching activities to Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111.

Discover nature at Twin Pines Heritage Day on April 13

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Apr 04, 2013

Heritage Day events include demonstrations, music and an old fashioned fish fry.

Mike Holmes demonstrates woodworking at Haeritage Day

Refuge portion of Peck Ranch CA closed until July

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 01, 2013
Flock of Wild Turkey at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

New platforms improve accessibility at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Feb 27, 2013

Project is a joint effort of MDC, Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

rainbow trout

Missouri NWTF names MDC Agent Killian as Wildlife Officer of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 21, 2013
Conservation Agent Killian named Wildlife Officer of the Year by NWTF

Bowhunters of Missouri choose MDC's Henry as Agent of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Statewide
Feb 21, 2013
Agent Henry with UBM Agent of Year Award

Take a Vulture Venture at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Feb 11, 2013

Discover nature at 17th annual Vulture Venture noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Photo of a turkey vulture in flight

MDC confirms mountain lion at Peck Ranch

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 06, 2013

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

Peck Ranch Mountain Lion Sighting

Tracking River Smallmouth

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 05, 2013

Biologists use telemetry to learn more about smallmouth bass.

Fish Tracking with Radio Telemetry Equipment

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in Carter County

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 04, 2013

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

Mountain Lion Sighted Near Van Buren

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion near Ellington

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 26, 2012

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

Mountain Lion Photo Near Ellington

Cooperative field restoration promotes local economy and wildlife habitat

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 12, 2012

Cooperative efforts have renovated about 720 acres of open land within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Restoration of NPS Land After MDC Efforts

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Sep 14, 2012

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

black and white photo of mountain lion walking through woods

Chaney & Sons loggers named Ozark Region Loggers of the Year (2012)

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2012

Congratulations to Chaney & Sons Logging of Birch Tree!

Ozark Region 2012 Loggers of the Year

Summersville logging company nominated for prestigious award

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2012

J&G Logging nominated for Appalachian Region Logger of the Year.

J&G Logging in Summersville

Public invited to celebrate MDC 75th anniversary at Ozark Regional Office

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 30, 2012

Enjoy hot dogs, soft drinks and door-prize drawings in West Plains on Oct. 12.

Texas County landowner honored for tree management

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 13, 2012
John Powell award from Missouri Tree Farm Committee

Prescribed burn promotes wildlife habitat across public land in Ozarks

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 29, 2012

Prescribed burn used as vegetation-management tool by MDC, Nature Conservancy and National Park Service.

Ozarks Interagency Prescribed Burn

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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
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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