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MDC invites public to March 2 program at Springfield Nature Center on purple martins

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 14, 2019
Learn how to provide a nesting site for a colony of these beneficial birds.
purple martin on martin house

MDC to hold Schoolcraft event at Springfield Nature Center

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Southwest
Feb 08, 2019
Free Feb. 22 program highlights famous traveler's visit to Smallin Cave.
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft actor resting in nature under a tree

MDC invites public to Vulture Venture at Shepherd of the Hills

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 07, 2019
Feb. 23 program near Branson highlights benefits of these misunderstood birds.
Turkey vulture perched on tree stump

MDC invites public to Dalton Range's firearms care workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 07, 2019
Feb. 16 free program will cover basic care, cleaning, and storage of firearms.
two rifles on table

Public input sought for MDC's Stockton Lake areas

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 01, 2019
Citizens can comment on management MDC's Stockton Lake managed areas Feb. 1-28.
three does in field

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 28, 2019
Events to be Feb. 8 at Springfield Nature Center, Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.
Screech Owl

MDC invites public to Feb. 2 program on raptor identification

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 18, 2019
Free Springfield Nature Center program will give tips on identifying Missouri's birds of prey.
Cooper's Hawk in Tree

MDC invites public to learn how to build bluebird boxes

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 14, 2019

Events planned for Jan. 19 at Andy Dalton Range, Feb. 2 at Walter Woods Conservation Area.

Building Bluebird boxes

MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 07, 2019
Free event on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 is great way to learn about eagles in Missouri.
Bald Eagle

Public input sought for Shawnee Trail Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 02, 2019
Citizens can comment on area's management plan throughout January.
Shawnee Trail Conservation Area sign

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to be closed during holidays

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 21, 2018
Building and trails to be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Springfield Nature Center Sign

Young birders can test skills at Jan. 5 Kids' Bird Count event

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 21, 2018
Ozarks Gateway Audubon and MDC partner on event at Walter Woods Conservation Area.
girl looks through spotting scope.

Public input sought for Osage Fork Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 10, 2018
People can comment on management of this MDC public use area in Laclede County.
Osage Fork Conservation Area Sign

Springfield Nature Center trails closed Dec. 8-10 for hunt

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 26, 2018
Managed archery hunt to close trails, but Nature Center building to be open on Dec. 8.
Springfield Conservation Nature Center outside sign

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to hold urban deer program

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 09, 2018
Free program on Nov. 27 covers strategies for managing deer inside Springfield's city limits.
a deer in an urban yard

MDC offers waterfowl ID program at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 05, 2018
Program includes outdoor hike where participants can test their skills.
pair of northern shoveler ducks

MDC conservation agent earns national recognition

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 29, 2018

Andy Barnes is SEAFWA's Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Lawrence County Conservation Agent Andy Barnes receiving award.

Bridge being put in at MDC's Lead Mine Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 26, 2018

Single-span bridge will help people and wildlife at MDC public use area in Dallas County.

Concrete slab at Lead Mine CA.

MDC's Andy Dalton Range manager wins national award

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 19, 2018

Mike Brooks honored for work with Hunting Incident Investigation Academy.

Mike Brooks with his national award.

MDC invites public to tree pruning workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 17, 2018
Free November events to focus on tool selection and methods.
dormant tree

MDC invites public to CWD meeting in Branson Oct. 25

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 04, 2018

People can get information and have questions answered about this deadly deer disease.

CWD deer.

MDC invites female anglers to fishing event at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 26, 2018

Sept. 29 fishing event will allow female anglers of all ages to fish for trout for free.

Female angler trout fishing.

NWTF, MDC to hold youth outdoors event Sept. 29 in Jasper County

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 20, 2018
Kids can try archery, shotgun shooting, and other activities at event in Jasper County.
agent shows deer pelt to onlookers at outdoor presentation

Help celebrate Springfield Nature Center's 30th anniversary

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2018

Special programs Oct. 5, 6, 7 at MDC facility highlight weekend of anniversary festivities.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center Sign

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Bolivar Oct. 4

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 13, 2018
Get information on what can be done to limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.
white-tailed buck showing signs of chronic wasting disease

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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) 815-7901
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
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