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New Webster County conservation agent in familiar area

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 18, 2017

Andrew Feistel grew up in Springfield, was MDC volunteer in southwest Missouri.

Conservation Agent Andrew Feistel

MDC native plant sale and workshops set for Saturday

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 27, 2017

Springfield Conservation Nature Center event has good information for homeowners.

Butterfly Weed

Upcoming MDC program to focus on Canada geese

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 17, 2017

Springfield Nature Center program offers tips for avoiding goose problems.

Canada Goose

MDC program has tips on how to fish Valley Water Mill Lake

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 16, 2017

Free event highlights angling potential of urban lake in north Springfield.

Valley Water Mill Lake

MDC invites public to learn about turkey hunting basics

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 02, 2017

Free clinics near Springfield and Lebanon will have tips for youths and adults.

turkey hunting

Public invited to get tree planting tips at MDC workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 28, 2017

Free workshops to be held in March in Greenfield, Joplin, and El Dorado Springs.

tree planting

MDC invites public to March 14 crappie seminar for beginners

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 27, 2017

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

crappie

MDC invites public to Feb. 25 Vulture Venture

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 10, 2017

Program highlights the benefits of these misunderstood birds.

vulture

MDC seeks input on Lester R. Davis Memorial Forest plan

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 01, 2017

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

Lester R. Davis Memorial Forest

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

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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