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MDC seeks citizen input on managing Barton County prairies

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 01, 2017

Area management plans open for public comment in February.

Treaty Line Prairie Conservation Area

MDC invites public to attend grazing workshop in Greenfield

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 30, 2017

March 4 event has registration deadline of Feb. 20.

cow grazing

MDC seeks public input for Henning Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 26, 2017

Citizens can comment on area's management plan Feb. 1-28.

Henning Conservation Area

MDC invites public to ammunition reloading workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 10, 2017

Free workshop scheduled for Jan. 21 at Andy Dalton Shooting Range near Ash Grove.

ammunition being reloaded

MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 10, 2017

Free event on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 is great way to learn about eagles in the state.

Bald Eagle

Public input sought for Bois D'Arc Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 06, 2017

Citizens can offer ideas for management of area through Jan. 31.

Bois D'Arc Conservation Area

Emerald ash borer found in Laclede County

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 29, 2016

Recent discovery is first evidence of tree pest in southwest Missouri.

Emerald Ash Borer

MDC invites public to prescribed burn workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 23, 2016

January workshops in Barton and Newton counties for people who want to use fire to improve their land.

prescribed burn

MDC invites teachers to archery instructor training class

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 07, 2016

Dec. 19 class in Springfield preps instructors for MoNASP curriculum.

MONASP instructor working with a student.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to begin winter hours

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 28, 2016

Starting Nov. 1, trails will be open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, building closed Sundays and Mondays.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center sign

Springfield Nature Center program to discuss managed hunt

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 24, 2016

Dec. 10-12 archery hunt among topics to be covered at Nov. 3 program

A deer standing in someone's front yard.

Public invited to attend MDC tree trimming workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2016

Free November events to focus on tool selection and methods.

Tree overlooking a lake.

Springfield Nature Center event focuses on nocturnal nature

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 14, 2016

Free "Halloween Happening" program on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 features guided night hikes.

owl

MDC programs to give tips on deer processing

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 27, 2016

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

Deer meat being processed.

New Laclede County conservation agent not far from old job

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 19, 2016

Jewell transfers from neighboring Dallas County, begins new duties Oct. 1.

Conservation Agent Jarrad Jewell

New Dallas County conservation agent is not new to area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 16, 2016

Ryan Wood grew up enjoying Dallas County's outdoors.

Dallas County Conservation Agent Ryan Wood

MDC needs hunter help in southwest Missouri to detect CWD

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Sep 13, 2016

Deadly Chronic Wasting Disease in northern Arkansas has prompted MDC to continue increased surveillance efforts near state border.

Deer with CWD

MDC plans archery instructor training classes

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2016

Teachers are invited to attend free classes in Joplin and Springfield.

Students lined up to shoot at archery targets in a gym.

MDC plans archery instructor training classes

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2016

Teachers are invited to attend free classes in Joplin and Springfield.

Students lined up to shoot at archery targets in a gym.

MDC invites public to attend tree walks in Joplin and Monett

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 29, 2016

Free events will identify species and highlight characteristics and benefits of trees.

A lady walking on a trail in the woods.

MDC seeks public input on Busiek Area management plan

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 25, 2016

Public can comment on draft of Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area plan in September.

Busiek Area sign

New Dade County conservation agent on familiar turf

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 19, 2016

Sarcoxie native Jeremy Edwards grew up fishing, camping at Stockton Lake.

Jeremy Edwards

MDC offers cable restraint certification class in Neosho

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2016

Course required for use of cable restraint devices during trapping season.

coyote

Have fun learning about insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2016

Registration not required for free Aug. 19 event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Monarch Butterfly on a purple flower

MDC offers youth dove workshop and hunt in Barton County

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2016

Aug. 31 workshop and Sept. 3 hunt at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area open to hunters age 11-15.

A young boy with a shotgun sits with an adult in a sunflower field to hunt doves.

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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) 815-7900
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