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Outdoor adventure day for people with disabilities reels in the smiles

News from the region

Kansas City
May 19, 2011
Darla Hart Fishing

Discover outdoor fun at WOW St. Louis June 4-5

News from the region

St. Louis
May 19, 2011

Where can a family get way for a weekend of fun with meals and overnight accommodations included for just $25? WOW St. Louis in Forest Park June 4-5.

Largemounth bass study underway at Table Rock

News from the region

Southwest
May 19, 2011

Anglers who catch tagged fish should contact the MDC.

largemouth bass

Mushroom expert to speak at Burr Oak Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
May 13, 2011

Move over morels. Many different edible wild mushroom species grow in the woodlands, and author Maxine Stone can help you tell the difference between tasty versus deadly.

common morels growing on forest floor

Master Naturalist training program coming up in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
May 13, 2011

Interested in learning more about nature and teaching others or conducting service projects? Become a Master Naturalist.

Wildlife Will Survive Flood Conditions

News from the region

Southeast
May 11, 2011

With current flood conditions in southeast Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to leave wildlife on levees and other high areas alone.

Wings Over Weston event showcases birds and birding

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
May 11, 2011
Hooded Warbler

MDC offers mountain lion safety tips

News from the region

Statewide
May 11, 2011

Though sightings are extremely rare, Missourians who travel to states with thriving cougar populations can benefit from these hints.

MDC confirms mountain lion report in Macon County

News from the region

Statewide
May 11, 2011

Photos of tracks convince the Mountain Lion Response Team.

Closeup photo of cougar tracks in mud and measuring tape to show scale

Spring turkey harvest down 9.3 percent

News from the region

Statewide
May 10, 2011

Wet, windy weather plagued hunters throughout much of the season.

Elk return to Missouri after 150-year absence

News from the region

Statewide
May 05, 2011

The hills around Peck Ranch Conservation Area once again will echo with the bugles of bull elk.

Elk depart truck on arrival in Missouri

A Henslow’s sparrow in hand worthy to grassland researchers

News from the region

Kansas City
May 03, 2011
Henslow's Sparrow

Shaping a forest for people and trees

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
May 03, 2011

A woodland tended best benefits wildlife and people. One fine example is the Riverbreaks Conservation Area forest.

Riverbreaks Burr Oak

Grant helps non-profit group mentor young hunters

News from the region

Kansas City
May 03, 2011

Project restores native habitat to Brush Creek oxbow in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
May 03, 2011

Living history celebration explores secret behind Powder Valley Nature Center name

News from the region

St. Louis
May 03, 2011

Today, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood is an ideal place to peacefully enjoy nature, but the origins of its name come from war.

Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Second Annual BioBlitz June 4 & 5

News from the region

Statewide
May 03, 2011

Nature lovers of all ages are invited to help experts discover and document grassland plants and animals from Golden Prairie, a National Natural Landmark in Barton County.

Live raptor program and bird banding at Cape G. Nature Center May 7

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2011

Watch live birds being banded at Cape Girardeau Nature Center on Saturday, May 7.

Missouri-bound elk get clean bill of health

News from the region

Statewide
May 02, 2011

All requirements of stringent veterinary-health protocols have been met.

Missouri Elk Arrival Delayed

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 29, 2011

Arrival of elk at Peck Ranch has been delayed because all necessary health protocol testing is not complete.

New MDC KC regional office opens at Reed Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 28, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will open its new Kansas City Regional Office May 2 at the James A. Reed Memorial Conservation Area.

New Kansas City Regional office

Conservation Agents employ MDC boats for flood rescues

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 28, 2011
flood photo

Primitive fish a precious catch to save the species

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 27, 2011

An endangered fish species that traces its lineage back to dinosaur times is getting help from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

A photograph of a researcher, standing in a boat, holding a 3-foot sturgeon

Southeast Missouri black bear trapping to begin in May

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Apr 27, 2011

Study will provide further information, such as movement patterns, population densities, habitat preferences, male-to-female ratios and overall numbers of Missouri bears.

Close up of a black bear sow head. It has light-colored fur on the sides of its snout.

Hummingbirds returning, time to hang feeders

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 26, 2011

This is a good time for people who enjoy watching their aerial skills to hang feeders outdoors to attract them.

Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

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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