Newsroom

Working on a conservation story? Check our latest news releases, review our archives, download hi-res images, and find help from MDC Media Staff.

MDC invites public to Springfield Nature Center event on March 20 that blends music with a love of the outdoors

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 12, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A view of Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area in Taney County.

MDC invites people to ammunition reloading workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 12, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
ammunition -- shotgun shells and bullets

MDC holds introductory archery program March 19 at Andy Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 10, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
woman shooting bow

MDC invites public to crappie seminar for beginners in Springfield March 24

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 09, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A group of crappie

MDC invites people to Springfield Nature Center March 13 event that combines nature and music

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 03, 2020

Bo Brown, Bob Ranney share passion for music and nature at free program.

Violin

Learn about turkey hunting March 14 at free MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 03, 2020
Andy Dalton Range clinic has tips for youths and adults.
two turkey hunters in camo

MDC invites public to Feb. 29 Vulture Venture near Branson

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 13, 2020

Free program highlights benefits of these misunderstood birds.

A turkey vulture stands in a grass field.

MDC invites public to learn about fly fishing at program at Neosho Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 05, 2020
Free Feb. 15 event is cooperative effort of MDC, Neosho National Fish Hatchery and MAKO Fly Fishers.
woman fly fishing in stream

MDC invites gun owners to firearms care workshop at Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 05, 2020
Free Feb. 15 program will cover basic care, cleaning, and storage of firearms.
items on a table used for firearms care and a rifle and shotgun

MDC invites public to smallmouth bass program Feb. 20

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 05, 2020

Free program at Springfield Nature Center offers tips for hooking this popular fish.

A picture of smallmouth bass underwater.

MDC invites public to learn how to build bluebird boxes on Feb. 15

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 31, 2020

Families will build nest boxes at free workshop at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center.

A bluebird flies into a nesting box.

MDC invites public to search for short-eared owls on Feb. 8

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 31, 2020
Owls found on prairies will be the focus of hike at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area.
short-eared owl

MDC invites public to predator hunting clinic

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 30, 2020

Free Feb. 8 class at MDC's Andy Dalton Range will cover calling and other basics.

A coyote stands in a grass field.

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls at programs in Branson and Springfield Feb. 7

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 15, 2020

Events at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson and Springfield Conservation Nature Center in Springfield will provide opportunities to learn about owls.

A barred owl rests on a tree branch.

MDC invites duck hunters to meetings in Joplin, Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 15, 2020
Waterfowl workshops Feb. 4 in Joplin and Feb. 5 in Springfield will give hunters chances to offer input.
duck hunter with dog in cattails

MDC invites teachers to Feb. 14 archery instructor training in Republic

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 14, 2020
Feb. 14 class at Republic High School will prep instructors for MoNASP curriculum.
MONASP archers shooting at targets

MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 10, 2020

Free event on Jan. 18 and Jan. 19 is great way to learn about eagles in Missouri.

A bald eagle in flight.

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls Jan. 10

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 03, 2020

Springfield Nature Center program will feature live owls and evening hikes on trails.

A close-up of a screech owl.

Learn more about birds Jan 4 through Springfield Nature Center’s “Big Year” program

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 26, 2019
Jan. 4 event kicks off year-long, family oriented, bird-watching effort.
Birders looking for birds

MDC invites public to take First Day Hike Jan. 1 at Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 20, 2019

MDC staff will lead winter trek to highlight features of this popular conservation area.

The Scenic Overlook sign at Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area.

B-I-N-G-O spells wildlife fun at MDC Jan. 2 program in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 20, 2019
Free event at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center helps families learn about animals while playing bingo.
Wildlife Bingo Card

Programs on eagles and other birds highlight January schedule at MDC's Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 19, 2019
Eagle Days, Owl Prowl, and Waterfowl Identification are among the bird programs planned for January.
bald eagle flying

MDC offers free series of classes on hunting and firearms at Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 16, 2019
'Learn to Hunt' and 'Learn to Shoot' series of programs begin in January.
two males hunting

Get tips on woodcarving at free event Dec. 28 at MDC's Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 13, 2019
Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists to provide insight at event.
woodcarving

MDC invites people to learn about snakes Dec. 27 at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 11, 2019

Free program will feature a chance to get up-close views of live snakes.

A rough green snake on a tree branch.

Pages

Search the News

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

flower

Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

Bird

News Archives

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