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Bollig is new MDC conservation agent in Hickory County

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 12, 2017

New agent has previous law enforcement experience with other agencies.

head shot of Conservation Agent Dylan Bollig

MDC invites public to prescribed burn workshop in Ozark

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 07, 2017

Dec. 14 workshop will show how fire can be used to improve wildlife habitat.

MDC staff members managing a prescribed burn

MDC offers Master Naturalist training in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 01, 2017

People must attend orientations on Dec. 4 or Jan. 4 to take part in training.

Master Naturalists in action

Learn about urban deer at Springfield Nature Center program

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 20, 2017

Nov. 28 program will discuss Dec. 9-11 managed hunt at MDC's Nature Center.

A doe grazing at Springfield Nature Center

Fellows Lake duck hunters will need to supply own blinds

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 15, 2017

Duck hunting in MDC's South Zone opens Nov. 23 and is on a split-season format.

person in hunting blind

MDC private land conservationist has experience in new job

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 02, 2017

Meagan Duffee-Yates will assist landowners in Jasper and Barton counties.

Meagan Duffee-Yates is a new Private Lands Conservationist

Bois D'Arc Conservation Area seeks input on area plan draft

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 01, 2017

Public can comment on MDC area's management plan in November.

Bois D'Arc Conservation Area sign

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to begin winter hours

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 25, 2017

Trails open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, building will be closed Mondays and Sundays.

Springfield Nature Center sign

Public invited to attend MDC tree pruning workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 25, 2017

Free November, December events to focus on tool selection and methods.

tree iin winter

MDC's Springfield Nature Center plans Halloween event

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2017

Public invited to "Return to Oz" on Oct. 26 and 27 to learn about nature.

Halloween Happening

Low oxygen levels affecting Taneycomo trout

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2017

Anglers can help by minimizing time they take to catch and release fish.

man trout fishing

MDC programs to give tips on processing deer meat

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 12, 2017

Free "Field to Freezer" programs coming up in Joplin and Springfield.

BBQ venison

MDC invites public to Springfield Nature Center bear program

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 02, 2017

Bear program on Oct. 10 will be followed by 80th Anniversary Open House event.

Black bear.

Public invited to share opinions and get information at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House in Springfield on Oct. 10

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 26, 2017

Meet MDC's director and give feedback on regulations, priorities and conservation issues.

Springfield Nature Center Sign

Gossett Conservation Area not open for hunting yet

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2017

Acquisition of Dallas County conservation area missed regulations timetable.

Gossett Conservation Area sign

MDC Nature Center event to focus on photographer

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2017

Matt Miles shares tips for photographing wildlife at Springfield Nature Center program.

Lady taking photos outdoors.

Conservation funding to help fish and Stone County bridge

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2017

New bridge will benefit Crane Creek trout and area drivers.

Stone County Bridge

MDC invites public to black bear program in Lebanon

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2017

Program will focus on bear biology, research efforts, and learning to live with bears.

Black bear

Dove hunters may have to take alternate route to Talbot Area

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 28, 2017

Main highway to conservation area from east is closed for bridge replacement.

Dove Hunting at Talbot CA

MDC joins other groups in Joplin-area pollinator project

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 25, 2017

Planting project is part of Bayer's nationwide "Feed a Bee" program.

bee on flower

MDC's Southwest Region has new Protection district chief

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2017

Pratt will supervise conservation agents in four counties.

Conservation Agent Tim Pratt

Have fun with bugs at MDC's Insect-O-Rama

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 14, 2017

Registration not required for free Aug. 18 event at Springfield Nature Center.

 Red Admiral Butterfly

Darrow named MDC Private Land Services regional chief

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 14, 2017

Darrow will supervise agency's cooperative efforts with landowners in 17 counties.

Dave Darrow

MDC invites teachers to get archery instruction

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 14, 2017

Free basic archery instructor classes scheduled for Blue Eye, Springfield.

Teacher helping kids with archery.

Kids invited to free fishing day at Roaring River State Park

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 02, 2017

Aug. 19 fishing event co-sponsored by MDC and DNR open to anglers age 15 and under.

child fishing with help of woman

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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