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Springfield Nature Center event highlights natural areas

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 28, 2011

Join author of “Discover Missouri Natural Areas – A Guide to 50 Great Places.” on Thursday, Sept. 29, 7-8 p.m. as he shares his first-hand experiences.

Learn about primitive skills at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 28, 2011

Step back in time and learn about the lifestyles of the earliest humans to trek through the Ozarks at “Primitive Skills Day” on Oct. 2.

A girl twists vines together to make a rope

Fellows Lake fishing facilities to undergo repair, renovation

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 16, 2011

Facilities will be closed for approximately a week

Missouri Fuels for Schools projects to hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies

News from the region

Southwest
Southeast
Sep 16, 2011

Public is invited to attend ribbon cutting ceremonies.

MDC and AGFC investigating fish die-off at Bull Shoals

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 15, 2011

Combination of high temperatures and low oxygen levels appear to be the cause.

Renovations enhance Bennett Spring trout production

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2011

Dedication ceremony on Sept. 22 will highlight hatchery improvements.

rainbow trout

Teen wins scholarship from Master Naturalist Group

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 16, 2011

Caitlin Shoults’ life-long love of the outdoors is paying off – literally.

Photo of Cindy Gum, Caitlin Shoults and Lucy Silliman

Have fun with bugs at Springfield Nature Center program Friday night

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 15, 2011

Free family fun at Insect-O-Rama Friday 6:30-9 p.m.

Image of a monarch

MDC staff assist with Joplin relief efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 01, 2011

16 MDC staff assisting State Emergency Management Agency personnel as they searched wooded area just north of the tornado’s track.

Largemounth bass study underway at Table Rock

News from the region

Southwest
May 19, 2011

Anglers who catch tagged fish should contact the MDC.

largemouth bass

Springfield Nature Center premiers film on children and nature

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 31, 2011

April 5 film premier focuses on benefits of connecting children with nature.

father and son watching animals through a telephoto lens

MDC waterfowl public meetings coming up in Joplin and Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 18, 2011

Clean-up day scheduled for Fellows Lake

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 28, 2011

MDC and City Utilities of Springfield to host clean-up day at Fellows Lake from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.

Fishing event planned for Hickory Creek

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 22, 2011

An upcoming event will highlight one of Neosho’s great close-to-home fishing sites and will also provide information about upcoming conservation projects in the community.

Event to honor Redings Mill Fire District

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 14, 2011

Deer hunters need to be mindful of high fire danger

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 12, 2010

Redings Mill gains national attention for wildfire plan

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 28, 2010

A rural fire protection district in southwest Missouri has earned national recognition for its wildfire protection practices.

Black bear study underway in Missouri

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 12, 2010

The study, which is being funded through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Restoration program with help from Safari Club International, will provide information about the movement patterns, population densities, habitat preferences and overall numbers of Missouri bears.

black bear standing on a slope in front of trees

Fly fishing film tour coming to Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 12, 2010

Fly Fishing Film Tour stops at Springfield Conservation Nature Center on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Women's archery program offered near Neosho

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 12, 2010

“Discover Nature – Women; Introduction to Archery” program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Fort Crowder Conservation Area

Landowner workshop to target deer management

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 08, 2010

Learn about improving habitat, monitoring deer herds, regulations, management challenges and cost-share programs available to landowners.

Gray Fox

MDC event highlights outdoor opportunities in Springfield area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2010

Waterfowl hunting seminar set for Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2010

Learn more about waterfowl hunting at this "Discover Hunting: Waterfowl Hunting” clinic.

Seminars to focus on walnut tree disease

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 04, 2010

MDC offering seminars on thousand canker disease that kills walnut trees.

Conservation Fair Building Celebrates Anniversary

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 29, 2010

Since it opened its doors in 1960, the Conservation building at the Ozark Empire Fair has become a popular stop. That half-century of popularity will be honored in a special ceremony on the opening day of this year’s fair.

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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) 815-7900
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