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Learn about spring migratory birds at March 15 MDC event

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 08, 2019
Free Springfield Nature Center program covers species that migrate through this region.
common yellowthroat

MDC invites public to Springfield Nature Center archery clinic

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 08, 2019
Free March 15 program will teach basics and offer hands-on opportunities.
man shoots bow and arrow

MDC honors Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 05, 2019
Organization gets partnership award for environmental stewardship and education efforts.
Watershed Center sign

MDC invites public to take part in March hiking programs

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 04, 2019
Free programs scheduled for March 12, March 16 at Springfield Nature Center.
two hikers on trail

MDC invites public to crappie seminar in Springfield March 12

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2019
Free program at Springfield Nature Center offers tips for hooking this popular fish.
crappie on hook

MDC invites community conservation planners to workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2019
Free workshop in Springfield has information on how conservation benefits urban landscapes.
native flowers in urban area

MDC reschedules purple martin program for March 9

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2019
Forecast of bad weather forces postponement of March 2 event at Springfield Nature Center.
purple martin on martin house

MDC workshop has tips on caring for trees after ice storm

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 21, 2019
Free workshop is scheduled for March 5 in El Dorado Springs.
trees damaged by ice storms

MDC invites public to March 2 program at Springfield Nature Center on purple martins

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 14, 2019
Learn how to provide a nesting site for a colony of these beneficial birds.
purple martin on martin house

MDC to hold Schoolcraft event at Springfield Nature Center

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Southwest
Feb 08, 2019
Free Feb. 22 program highlights famous traveler's visit to Smallin Cave.
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft actor resting in nature under a tree

MDC invites public to Vulture Venture at Shepherd of the Hills

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 07, 2019
Feb. 23 program near Branson highlights benefits of these misunderstood birds.
Turkey vulture perched on tree stump

MDC invites public to Dalton Range's firearms care workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 07, 2019
Feb. 16 free program will cover basic care, cleaning, and storage of firearms.
two rifles on table

Public input sought for MDC's Stockton Lake areas

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 01, 2019
Citizens can comment on management MDC's Stockton Lake managed areas Feb. 1-28.
three does in field

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 28, 2019
Events to be Feb. 8 at Springfield Nature Center, Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.
Screech Owl

MDC invites public to Feb. 2 program on raptor identification

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 18, 2019
Free Springfield Nature Center program will give tips on identifying Missouri's birds of prey.
Cooper's Hawk in Tree

MDC invites public to learn how to build bluebird boxes

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 14, 2019

Events planned for Jan. 19 at Andy Dalton Range, Feb. 2 at Walter Woods Conservation Area.

Building Bluebird boxes

MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 07, 2019
Free event on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 is great way to learn about eagles in Missouri.
Bald Eagle

Public input sought for Shawnee Trail Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 02, 2019
Citizens can comment on area's management plan throughout January.
Shawnee Trail Conservation Area sign

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to be closed during holidays

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 21, 2018
Building and trails to be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Springfield Nature Center Sign

Young birders can test skills at Jan. 5 Kids' Bird Count event

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 21, 2018
Ozarks Gateway Audubon and MDC partner on event at Walter Woods Conservation Area.
girl looks through spotting scope.

Public input sought for Osage Fork Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 10, 2018
People can comment on management of this MDC public use area in Laclede County.
Osage Fork Conservation Area Sign

Springfield Nature Center trails closed Dec. 8-10 for hunt

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 26, 2018
Managed archery hunt to close trails, but Nature Center building to be open on Dec. 8.
Springfield Conservation Nature Center outside sign

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to hold urban deer program

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 09, 2018
Free program on Nov. 27 covers strategies for managing deer inside Springfield's city limits.
a deer in an urban yard

MDC offers waterfowl ID program at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 05, 2018
Program includes outdoor hike where participants can test their skills.
pair of northern shoveler ducks

MDC conservation agent earns national recognition

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 29, 2018

Andy Barnes is SEAFWA's Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Lawrence County Conservation Agent Andy Barnes receiving award.

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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) 815-7901
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