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MDC foresters start work at new sites in southwest Missouri

News from the region

Southwest
May 10, 2019

Good begins forestry duties at MDC's Lebanon office, Hollabaugh to work out of Bolivar office.

Conservation Agent Guerric Good

Springfield Nature Center event recalls famed conservationist

News from the region

Southwest
May 09, 2019
May 17 MDC program honors Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Ding Darling.
The Missouri Department of Conservation's Springfield Conservationist will remember famed conservationist Ding Darling with a special program on May 17. Actor Tom Milligan (left) will portray the famed cartoonist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling (right).

MDC invites kids to Roaring River's free fishing day

News from the region

Southwest
May 06, 2019

May 18 event will also feature education stations and free lunch.

A young boy casts his line at a Missouri fishing spot.

High water closes parts of Springfield Nature Center trails

News from the region

Southwest
May 02, 2019
Tuesday's rains causes flooding over portions of walking trails.
Flooded Portion of Long Trail at Springfield Nature Center

Conservation agent wins Pope and Young award

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 30, 2019

MDC's Andy Barnes is national organization's Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Lawrence County conservation agent Andy Barnes

MDC invites public to learn about warblers May 2 and 4 in Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 23, 2019
Free program at Springfield Nature Center will have indoor and outdoor segments.
prothonotary warbler

MDC, other agencies partner in quail management effort

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 19, 2019
Farm Bill biologists will assist landowners with habitat improvement projects.
 a quail closeup

MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 4 at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 19, 2019
Anglers ages 15 and under can fish for trout for free and enjoy a free lunch.
Boy sitting and fishing a pond.

MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 4 at Montauk

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 19, 2019
Anglers ages 15 and under can fish for trout for free and get free prizes.
boy with fishing rod

MDC's Springfield Nature Center schedules May events

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 16, 2019

Primitive skills event and Ding Darling program highlight May schedule.

flint knapping

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Bennett Spring April 27

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 15, 2019

Veterans get a day of free fishing at Bennett Spring State Park on April 27.

veteran fishing

MDC invites public to celebrate Earth Day

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 12, 2019

Events planned for Springfield Nature Center, Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

Women walking nature trail at Springfield Conservation Nature Center

MDC, MCFC honors CoxHealth for tree care efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 12, 2019

Organization's grounds crew receives Missouri Arbor Award of Excellence.

CoxHealth receives 2018 MO Arbor Award of Excellence

MDC, City of Monett trying to quash false reports of tree pest

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 10, 2019

Homeowners asked to be wary of people offering tree service solutions to EAB problems

tree service scam

MDC invites public to mushroom identification program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 05, 2019

Free program scheduled for April 20 at Walter Woods Conservation Area.

morel mushroom

MDC marks Arbor Day recognition with April events

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 02, 2019

Events across southwest Missouri will highlight benefits of trees.

People planting a tree.

MDC seeks public input for Fort Crowder, Bicentennial areas

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 02, 2019

Citizens can common on management plans for both areas throughout April.

Mort Walker Trail

MDC invites teachers to archery instructor training class

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 01, 2019

April 5 class in Spokane prepares instructors for MoNASP curriculum.

Teachers training on archery range.

Public can get catfish-catching tips at April 13 MDC clinic

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 29, 2019

Free program at Walter Woods Conservation Area will feature fishing opportunities

Two catfish in water

March 30 MDC program focuses on snakes, turtles, lizards

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 26, 2019

Live reptiles will be part of program at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center.

Black snake

MDC invites public to native plant sale and workshop April 6 in Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 22, 2019
Springfield Conservation Nature Center event has good information for homeowners.
Butterfly Milkweed in Bloom

MDC invites public to learn about turkey hunting basics

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 21, 2019
Free April 3 clinic at Walter Woods Conservation Area has tips for all levels of experience.
turkey hunter calling in a bird

New Stockton Lake spotted bass regulation increases opportunity

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 15, 2019
MDC's aim is to benefit anglers, other sportfish populations with new length limit.
Spotted bass on measuring tray

MDC invites public to learn about turkey hunting basics

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 14, 2019
Free clinics at Dalton Range, Springfield Nature Center, will have tips for youths and adults.
two turkey hunters in camo sitting against tree

Springfield Nature Center announces April events

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 12, 2019
Native plant sale and workshop are among highlights on April schedule.
Springfield Nature Center Sign

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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
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