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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.

MDC names Max Alleger as new regional administrator in Southwest Region

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 09, 2019
Alleger will lead regional operations to deliver conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.
Max Alleger

MDC women's event provides tips on cooking with a Dutch oven

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 06, 2019
Learn at this Dec. 21 Springfield Nature Center program how this pioneer-era cooking utensil can still produce tasty dishes today.
Dutch oven cooking

MDC events in Springfield, Joplin invite people to take a break from holiday frenzy

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 02, 2019
Events at Springfield Nature Center and Shoal Creek Conservation Center offer relaxing alternatives to seasonal bustle.
holiday event

MDC invites people to make holiday crafts at programs in December

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 26, 2019

Free programs in Branson, Joplin, and Springfield show how to transform outdoor items into beautiful ornaments.

Pinecones in grass

MDC invites public to search for short-eared owls on Dec. 7

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 26, 2019

Owl found on prairies will be focus of hike at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area.

A short-eared owl sits in a grassland.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center looking for volunteers

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 26, 2019

Dec. 10 meeting will be for people interested in volunteering at nature center.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center sign

MDC invites public to learn about fly fishing at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center Dec. 6, Dec. 14

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 25, 2019

Two-part program features indoor session in Joplin and hands-on fishing at Roaring River.

A woman stands in a river fly fishing.

Renowned wildlife photographer shares his secrets at Springfield Nature Center Dec. 6

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 25, 2019

Free program provides helpful tips for nature photography enthusiasts.

A woman crouches to take a nature photograph.

MDC offers Master Naturalist volunteer training in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 22, 2019
People must attend orientation on Dec. 12 or Jan. 6 to take part in training.
Master Naturalist Volunteers planting in field

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard at a Nov. 9 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 01, 2019

People can get tips at a free event at MDC's Southwest Regional Office in Springfield.

A cardinal and other birds perch on a birdhouse.

Learn about fall color Nov. 9 at MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 30, 2019

Participants can learn why leaves change color and will go on a fall hike.

Maple leaves with orange fall color.

Award-winning wildlife photographer shares secrets Nov. 8 at MDC's Springfield Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 30, 2019

Free program provides helpful hints for nature photography enthusiasts.

Nature photographer Noppadol Paothong holds his camera.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center will go to winter schedule Nov. 1

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 29, 2019

Trails open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, building will be closed Sundays and Mondays.

The entrance sign to the Springfield Nature Center.

MDC wins community planning public outreach award

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 28, 2019

MDC honored for its Conservation Planning Tools Reference Manual.

Community Conservation Planner Ronda Burnett poses with the Outstanding Initiative Award with Missouri APA Chapter President Jason Ray.

MDC conservation agent wins state employee award

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 22, 2019

Lawrence County's Andy Barnes earns honor with long list of achievements.

Lawrence County conservation agent Andy Barnes

MDC program to give deer processing tips Nov. 8 in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 21, 2019

Free "Field to Freezer" event set for Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.

A pair of tongs flips a venison steak on a grill.

Get tips on attracting birds to your backyard at Nov. 2 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 21, 2019

People can take home free bird feeder from free event at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.

A bird perched on bird feeder.

MDC offers waterfowl ID program at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 21, 2019

Participants will get chance to test their identification skills at free Nov. 1 program.

A wood duck swims in a lake.

Unusual nature facts are focus of Oct. 25 and 26 events at MDC's Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 21, 2019

Free Halloween-style programs will feature night hikes on Shoal Creek Center's trails.

Sunset casts a mysterious glow on the clouds in the sky.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center plans Halloween event

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 17, 2019
Public can learn about conservation from superheroes on Oct. 24 and 25.
Springfield Conservation Nature Center Sign

Public invited to attend MDC tree pruning workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 16, 2019
Free November events in Pineville, Joplin, and Cassville to focus on methods and tool selection.
oak tree in dormant stage

MDC program to provide deer processing tips Oct. 26 near Alton

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 07, 2019
Free "Field to Freezer" program coming up at MDC's Andy Dalton Range.
two venison steaks on grill

MDC invites public to learn about spiders on Oct. 8

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 02, 2019

Free program at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center will highlight these misunderstood arachnids.

A garden spider on a web.

MDC invites public to learn about deer hunting Oct. 17

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 27, 2019

Free program at Springfield Nature Center will cover basics.

A deer hunter sits against a tree with his rifle.

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
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Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
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Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
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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