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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.

MDC invites public to learn about primitive skills on Oct. 6

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 26, 2019

Springfield Nature Center program highlights nature knowledge of past cultures.

A hand holding an arrowhead.

MDC offers hunter education skills sessions in SWMO

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 23, 2019
Skills sessions are mandatory for hunter education students ages 15-under.
a hunter-education instructor shows a class attendee how to load a shotgun.

MDC invites female anglers to Sept. 28 FREE fishing event at Bennett Springs

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 20, 2019
Sept. 28 trout-fishing event allows female anglers of all ages to fish for free.
woman trout fishing

Deer hunting clinic, Halloween event highlight MDC Springfield Nature Center's October schedule

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 19, 2019
Get tips on whitetails and see super heroes deliver a conservation-themed message.
two people deer hunting

MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center to hold birthday party for two-headed snake

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 17, 2019

Event will celebrate unique reptile that was found in Stone County in 2017.

A woman holds a two-headed western rat snake at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson.

Get native plants and learn about monarch butterflies Sept. 21 at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 16, 2019

Buy native plants and see how migrating monarchs are tagged at free event.

A monarch butterfly pollinating a flower.

Construction project doesn't get in the way of trout fishing at Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2019
Despite renovation of MDC hatchery, it's business as usual for anglers at this popular state park.
Man Trout Fishing at Roaring River

MDC offers accessible shooting, fishing events Sept. 14 at Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 09, 2019
Free events will highlight outdoor opportunities available for people with disabilities.
agent helps woman fish from wheelchair

MDC's Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center draws closer to Sept. 6 open house celebration

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 27, 2019

MDC staff and partners to speak at 10:30 a.m. at open house.

The building of Shoal Creek Education Center

MDC's Rath wins Firebird Award for quail efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 19, 2019

Private Land Conservationist receives honor for work with landowners in Cedar, Dade, and Lawrence counties.

Rick Rath poses with his Firebird Award for quail efforts.

MDC reminds dove hunters that nontoxic shot is required at Talbot, Bois D'Arc conservation areas for dove hunting

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2019

Bois D'Arc, Talbot are two of a number of MDC areas where nontoxic shot is required.

A dove hunter sits in wait for a dove.

MDC honors Racine logger with state forestry award

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2019

Anthony Gruver named Southwest Regional Logger of the Year.

Anthony Gruver holds his MDC Southwest Regional Logger of the Year Award.

MDC offers pond fishing clinic on Aug. 24

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 05, 2019
Free event at Chesapeake Hatchery will offer tips and a chance to catch fish.
girl fishing in pond

Have fun with insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama in Springfield Aug. 16

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 05, 2019
No registration required for free Aug. 16 event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
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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) 815-7900
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