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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

MDC seeks public input in September on Pleasant Hope Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 05, 2018
Citizens can comment on area's management plan throughout September.
Pleasant Hope Conservation Area Sign

MDC invites public to native plant sale Sept. 22 in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 29, 2018
Event will be 9 a.m.-noon at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.
family looks over native plants in pots for sale

MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery hits visitor milestone

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 20, 2018

Facility's Conservation Center gets eight millionth visitor in July.

Family pictured at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

Area hunter education teachers get state honors from MDC

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2018
Headlee, Underwood, Milligan win state awards, Gray earns regional recognition.
Rick Headlee getting Missouri's Bowhunter Instructor of the Year award

Have fun with insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama on Aug. 17

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 10, 2018
No registration required for free event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
dragonfly

Public input sought by MDC in August for Gossett Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 03, 2018
Citizens can comment during August on area management plan.
Alfred Newton Gossett Conservation Area sign

MDC invites kids to free fishing day at Roaring River Aug. 18

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 03, 2018
Educational events will also be part of Aug. 18 youth fishing event.
boy trout fishing

MDC invites people to get tips on catching catfish

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 26, 2018

Free program includes chance to hook this popular catch at Stockton Lake.

Littler girl and man holding a catfish.

Emerald ash borer found in Greene, Polk counties

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 23, 2018

Recent discoveries are latest evidence of tree pest in southwest Missouri.

Emerald Ash Borer found in Green and Polk Counties

MDC, USDA still seeking citizen help in feral hog elimination

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 13, 2018
Cooperative efforts producing positive results, but more work still needed.
close up of several feral hogs in a trapping pen.

MDC invites public to attend grazing workshop in Everton

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 08, 2018

July 13 event has registration deadline of July 6.

Cow in the pasture.

MDC invites young anglers to learn about cane pole fishing

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 06, 2018

Free June 29 workshop at West Plains open to kids ages 8-15.

Fishing materials

MDC invites families to Kids' Fishing Day at Kellogg Lake

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 06, 2018

MDC is one of several groups involved in June 9 free fishing event.

Little girls fishing.

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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