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MDC's Gossett Conservation Area open for public use

News from the region

Southwest
May 16, 2018

Variety of opportunities exist at new Dallas County public use area.

Gossett Conservation Area sign.

MDC's Joplin office remains open to the public

News from the region

Southwest
May 14, 2018

MDC services, programs still available as facility transitions into new phase of ownership

MDC Joplin Office Stone Sign

MDC invites kids to fish for free at Roaring River on May 19

News from the region

Southwest
May 10, 2018

Kids' Fishing Day will also feature education stations and free lunch.

young girl casts a fishing rod and reel for trout fishing

MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 5 at Montauk

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 30, 2018

Anglers age 15 and under can fish for trout, get lunch and win prizes.

Kid holding up trout.

MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 5 at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 30, 2018

Anglers ages 15 and under can fish for trout for free and enjoy a free lunch.

Boy fishing.

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Bennett Spring April 21

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 17, 2018

April 21 event will also feature fly tying demos and casting instruction.

rainbow trout in hands

MDC marks Arbor Day recognition with April events

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 02, 2018

Events across southwest Missouri will highlight benefits of trees.

Kid planting a tree.

Public input sought in April for Talbot Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 02, 2018

Citizens can comment on area's management plan April 1-30.

Talbot Conservation Area sign

Learn about turkey hunting April 5 at free MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 22, 2018

Springfield Conservation Nature Center clinic has tips for youths and adults.

Turkey hunter

MDC to hold native plant sale and workshops April 7 in Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 22, 2018

Springfield Nature Center event has good information for homeowners.

Attendees peruse native plants at a past Springfield Nature Center native plant sale.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center names new manager

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 20, 2018

Martinez's new job caps 20-year climb that began as Springfield Nature Center volunteer.

Headshot of Rudy Martinez

MDC invites new hunters to turkey clinic at Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 13, 2018

Free March 24 program has good tips for youths and adults new to turkey hunting.

turkey hunter in camo sitting against tree

MDC invites public to archery class at Andy Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 09, 2018

Free March 17 clinic will cover fundamentals of archery.

Archers at Dalton Shooting Range

MDC invites public to crappie seminar in Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2018

March 13 program at Springfield Nature Center offers tips for hooking this popular fish.

crappie in water

Springfield Nature Center begins summer hours

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2018

Nature Center building open noon-5 p.m. on Sundays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Springfield Nature Center Sign

MDC invites public to tree-planting workshops in March

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 21, 2018

Free workshops scheduled for Mount Vernon, Joplin, and Lamar.

two people planting a sapling

MDC invites public to Feb. 24 Vulture Venture near Branson

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 14, 2018

Program highlights benefits of these misunderstood birds.

turkey vulture

Learn about white and striped bass at Feb. 13 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 09, 2018

Springfield Nature Center program offers tips for catching these popular fish.

bass

MDC invites hunters to Dalton Range firearms workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 26, 2018

Feb. 24 free program will cover basic care, cleaning, and storage of firearms.

firearms

MDC invites public to prescribed fire workshop in Lebanon

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 24, 2018

Feb. 15 program is for landowners interested in using fire to improve wildlife habitat.

MDC staff conducting a prescribed burn.

See two-headed snake at MDC Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 12, 2018

Unique reptile, found in Stone County last fall, appears to be doing fine.

two-headed western ratsnake

MDC invites public to ammunition reloading workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 11, 2018

Free workshop scheduled for Jan. 27 at Andy Dalton Shooting Range.

Reloading ammo.

MDC and partners host eagle-viewing event in Stella

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 11, 2018

People can view area eagles through spotting scopes at Jan. 27 event.

Bald eagle.

MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 04, 2018

Free event on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 is great way to learn about eagles in Missouri.

bald eagle in flight

MDC invites public to program on building bluebird boxes

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 03, 2018

"Woodworking for Wildlife" program set for Jan. 20 at MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range.

bluebird at nest box

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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