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MDC: Public input sought for Graves Mountain Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 01, 2017

The Graves Mountain CA management plan is open for public review until Feb. 28.

Graves Mountain CA

MDC: Public input sought for Castor River Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 01, 2017

The Castor River CA management plan is open for public review until Feb. 28.

Castor River CA

Trout harvest begins February 1

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 20, 2017

Lakes in Jackson, Farmington and Perryville are stocked and ready.

Rainbow trout

Enjoy Eagle Days at Duck Creek CA, Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Wappapello Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 06, 2017

All three areas combine efforts to offer live eagle presentations, eagle viewing in the wild.

Eagle

Join Cape Nature Center’s Big Year of Birding

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 06, 2017

A ‘Big Year’ is a competition among birders on viewing and hearing the most birds in a year.

cardinal

Women can discover nature through rabbit hunting

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 06, 2017

MDC will host a Women’s Rabbit Hunt Valentine’s weekend.

rabbit hunting

MDC names Sarah Ettinger-Dietzel as new Iron County conservation agent

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 13, 2016

MDC has named Sarah Ettinger-Dietzel as a conservation agent for Iron County.

Sarah Ettinger-Dietzel is a new conservation agent for Iron County.

MDC assigns Clayton Lewis as new Madison County conservation agent

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 12, 2016

Clayton Lewis is the new conservation agent for Madison County.

New MDC Agent Clayton Lewis.

MDC names Nick Bommarito as new conservation agent for New Madrid County

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 12, 2016

Bommarito looks forward to getting to know the people and places of New Madrid County.

MDC new Conservation Agent Nick bommarito

Learn how to help wildlife as they den up for the winter

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 12, 2016

Knowing who hibernates, who doesn’t, and how to help can make all the difference for wildlife.

Groundhog preparing to den for the winter.

MDC names James Martin as Southeast Regional Logger of the Year

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 06, 2016

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

SE Logger of the Year

Public input sought for Ketcherside Mountain, Little Whitewater Conservation Areas

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 01, 2016

The area management plans are open for public review in December.

Ketcherside Mountain CA

Fall is a perfect time to fish

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 02, 2016

Cooler temperatures and fall color make a great setting for family fishing memories.

Three anglers fishing in a lake.

Butterflies aren’t just here in summer; help them all year long

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 01, 2016

Some species can be seen in Missouri on warm fall and winter days.

Butterfly resting on a log.

MDC says southeast Missouri fall colors are peaking

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 28, 2016

Warm weather has subdued colors, but there are pockets of splendor to enjoy.

Sugar maple colorful leaves.

MDC stocks trout in southeast Missouri lakes

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 17, 2016

Perryville’s Legion Lake is added to MDC’s trout stocking program.

Trout being released in the stream.

MDC welcomes Brian Maddox as resource forester for Iron County

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 11, 2016

MDC welcomes Brian Maddox as the new resource forester for Iron County.

Brian Maddox

MDC welcomes Nathan Greffe as resource forester at Marble Hill

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 04, 2016

Greffe replaces Marty Calvert, as Calvert moves into a new role as forest certification manager.

Nathan Greffe

MDC, Elk Chute Drainage District partner on access improvements to Hornersville Swamp CA

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 28, 2016

Improvements include road maintenance, native grass plantings and new parking lots.

Hornersville Swamp Conservation Area

Cape Nature Center will give tips on deer processing

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 28, 2016

Attendees will learn how to field dress and properly care for their harvested deer and how to process the venison for freezer storage at this free program.

Deer being prcessed

MDC's Cape Nature Center hosts Fall Festival

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 27, 2016

Live owl presentations and a campfire promise fun family time.

Live owl presentations will be offered at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. during the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center's Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 22.

Put unprofitable acres to use for wildlife

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 20, 2016

MDC programs can help farmers re-focus acres and decrease losses.

Quail

Cape Nature Center volunteers use life-long experiences to benefit others

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 02, 2016

Volunteers contributed over 4,000 hours of work in 2015, but the value is more than time and money.

Randy Windeknecht and Jeanie Haertling both volunteer at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

MDC: Public input sought for Current River Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 01, 2016

The Current River CA management plan is open for public review until Sept. 30.

Current River

MDC’s Day on the River is a chance to get to know the Mighty Mississippi

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 30, 2016

Join professional river experts on boat rides and meet big river fish face to face.

A group of people on a boat on a river.

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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