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.

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

Springfield Nature Center events to focus on famed conservationist

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 03, 2011

Programs will focus on how Aldo Leopold's writings are still relevant today.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center

MDC improving fish habitat at Lake Taneycomo

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 24, 2011

MDC placing fish habitat in upper mile of Lake Taneycomo to increase fishing opportunities below Table Rock Dam.

Discover nature at Springfield Nature Center with "Halloween Happening – Super Hero Style"

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2011

Individuals of all ages are invited to join in the fun of the Nature Center’s “Halloween Happening – Super Hero Style” Oct 27 and 28.

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

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.

Fellows Lake fishing facilities to undergo repair, renovation

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 16, 2011

Facilities will be closed for approximately a week

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

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