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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

Smoke at Peck Ranch CA week of March 19 is evidence of habitat improvement

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Mar 16, 2012

Prescribed burns on the area are part of habitat management.

A forester carries a rake as he monitors a dripline fire.

Landowners attend Elk Habitat Workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Mar 16, 2012

Biologists discussed elk-habitat practices, cost-share opportunities and gave an update on 2012 elk activities.

Two Missouri Elk Bulls

Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Central
Jan 23, 2012

Attend orientation on Feb. 13 in Camdenton for classes Feb. 27 to May 21.

Ellington program offers info on improving forest management and harvest

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Sep 29, 2011

Foresters, landowners and loggers are invited to free workshops and field days Oct. 21 and 22 on how simple changes in forest management and harvest can increase profits and protect resource.

photo of Houf Pine Forest

MDC confirms mountain lion photo taken at Rocky Creek

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Sep 23, 2011

Other recent confirmed reports include ones in Shannon, Oregon and Texas counties.

Photo of mountain lion at Rocky Creek

MDC confirms second photo of mountain lion in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 08, 2011

Second trail-cam image taken at same location as July 29 photo

Frame shows back half of mountain lion photographed by trail camera

Mountain lion shot by landowner in Texas County

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 06, 2011

Mountain lion photographed in Oregon County

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2011

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

mountain lion photograph in Oregon County

Mountain lion photographed in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 12, 2011

A landowner’s trail camera has confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Shannon County.

Trail camera photo of mountain lion at night, Shannon County

Public invited to fish MDC's Duck Creek CA ponds before drained for renovations

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 13, 2011

Anglers can salvage fish from ponds and immediate spillways effective immediately until Aug. 15.

Southeast Missouri black bear trapping to begin in May

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Apr 27, 2011

Study will provide further information, such as movement patterns, population densities, habitat preferences, male-to-female ratios and overall numbers of Missouri bears.

Close up of a black bear sow head. It has light-colored fur on the sides of its snout.

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MDC Media Staff

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