Newsroom

Working on a conservation story? Check our latest news releases, review our archives, download hi-res images, and find help from MDC Media Staff.

MDC Great Outdoors Day to highlight outdoor activities in Springfield area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 23, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 28, area residents of all ages will be able to find out what’s great about the Ozarks outdoors.

MDC “Showboat” to show outdoor movies at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 16, 2013
MDC Showboat

MDC offers trapping clinic in Lawrence County

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 16, 2013

The clinic is open to all ages, but pre-registration is required because class size is limited.

Flint Knapping Demonstrations at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 30, 2013
Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Striped bass to be stocked in Bull Shoals

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
May 16, 2013

Because of their size and fighting qualities, striped bass are highly valued by anglers, and help make Missouri a great place to fish.

James Cunningham with State Record Striped Bass

Oklahoma angler gets state-record longnose gar

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 18, 2013
Chris Kimble with state record longnose gar

MSU, CU, City of Springfield to get forestry honors

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 15, 2013

MDC honors Missouri State University, City Utilities of Springfield and the City of Springfield with tree conservation awards.

Native plant sale at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 01, 2013
blackeyed susan

Hampton, Holden receive MDC hunter-education honors

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2013
Tisha Holden named MDC Hunter Education Staff Instructor of 2012.

New platforms improve accessibility at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Feb 27, 2013

Project is a joint effort of MDC, Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

rainbow trout

Take a Vulture Venture at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Feb 11, 2013

Discover nature at 17th annual Vulture Venture noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Photo of a turkey vulture in flight

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in Taney County

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 07, 2012

Widely scattered mountain-lion sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.

Mountain Lion Near Branson

Discover nature through Primitive Skills Day at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 03, 2012

Step back in time on Oct. 7 and learn about the lifestyles of the earliest humans to trek through the Ozarks countryside.

MDC offers cable restraint trapping certification class

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 01, 2012

Class from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Neosho National Fish Hatchery.

Joplin homeowners can receive free trees and planting help

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 26, 2012

City of Joplin and MDC planting free trees for residents through Priority ReLeaf program.

MDC biologists looking for tissue samples from sick deer in Southwest Mo

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 21, 2012

Neosho’s conservation partnership efforts to be honored

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 01, 2012

MDC will recognize the city of Neosho for conservation efforts on June 10 at CFM board meeting in Neosho.

New MDC Forestry position targets Joplin tree recovery

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 29, 2012

Educational, humanitarian efforts earn MDC’s Mayer state honor

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 17, 2012

A professional passion for teaching hunter education and humanitarian help with Joplin tornado recovery earned Jean Mayer statewide recognition.

MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Jean Mayer

Eagle Days event set for Schell-Osage Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 23, 2012

Learn more about bald eagles at Eagle Days event Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Bald Eagle catching a fish

Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Central
Jan 23, 2012

Attend orientation on Feb. 13 in Camdenton for classes Feb. 27 to May 21.

Springfield Nature Center to host "A Visit From John James Audubon"

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 11, 2012

On Friday, Jan. 27, the Springfield Conservation Nature Center will receive a visit from one of America’s earliest and undoubtedly most famous naturalists.

Springfield Nature Center to host “An Evening with Carter and Connelley"

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 11, 2012

Singer-songwriting duo to perform environmental music with a message.

Attend upcoming workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

St. Louis
Kansas City
Southwest
Central
Jan 10, 2012

Seating is limited for February workshops at Lake Ozark and March ones in Columbia.

blackeyed susan

Eagle Days program set for January in Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 02, 2011

Learn more about bald eagles on Jan. 21 and 22 at MDC's Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Wintering Bald Eagles

Pages

Search the News

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

A merlin soars as it hunts for prey

Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

bear

MDC Media Staff

Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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