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Timber management boosts wildlife and preferred trees

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 17, 2012

Thinning trees in a woodland can boost wildlife and the most desirable trees.

Forest management thinning trees can boost wildlife and the most desirable trees

Rockwoods Reservation’s Maple Sugar Festival unlocks the secret sweets of trees

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 17, 2012

Rockwoods Reservation annual Maple Sugar Festival is Feb. 4 with free fun for all ages.

Pots Boiling at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival

Firearms deer harvest just shy of 239,000

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 13, 2012

Total firearms harvest up 7,408 from last year’s 231,513.

Photo of a family deer hunting

Enjoy an Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center Jan. 28

News from the region

Central
Jan 12, 2012

Missouri offers numerous opportunities in winter to watch eagles in the wild.

American Bald Eagle

Snowy owls pinch hit at Smithville Lake Eagle Days

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 12, 2012

Bald eagles, snowy owls and a chance to get outdoors on unseasonably warm winter days drew 3,000 visitors to Eagle Days events at Smithville Lake Jan. 7 and 8.

Snowy Owl

MDC offers rabbit-hunting clinic for women

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 11, 2012

Attend “Discover Nature-Women Rabbit Hunting with Beagles Clinic” at Duck Creek Conservation Area on Feb. 11.

Eastern cottontail rabbit in grassy field

MDC showing new Leopold documentary at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 11, 2012

Green Fire film connects legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold with modern environmental projects.

Springfield Nature Center to host "A Visit From John James Audubon"

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 11, 2012

On Friday, Jan. 27, the Springfield Conservation Nature Center will receive a visit from one of America’s earliest and undoubtedly most famous naturalists.

Springfield Nature Center to host “An Evening with Carter and Connelley"

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 11, 2012

Singer-songwriting duo to perform environmental music with a message.

Attend upcoming workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

St. Louis
Kansas City
Southwest
Central
Jan 10, 2012

Seating is limited for February workshops at Lake Ozark and March ones in Columbia.

blackeyed susan

Young male mountain lion trapped, released in Reynolds County

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 05, 2012

The 122-pound cougar turned up in a live-trap on national-forest land.

Mountain lion recovering from sedative

Muzzleloader harvest tops 15,000

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 29, 2011

Missouri’s muzzleloader harvest continues to grow with increased opportunities and advances in muzzleloading technology.

Wildlife restoration, unusual animal sightings top 2011 conservation news

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 28, 2011

With news flashes about everything from elk and hellbenders to mountain lions, 2011 was anything but dull.

A snow-covered elk

Conservation Commission sets 2012 deer, turkey regulations

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 22, 2011

Next year’s youth spring turkey hunt will be earlier than usual.

Audubon birders spot record number of species at Four Rivers CA

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 21, 2011

Bird watchers recently counted a record 102 distinct bird species in one day at the Four Rivers Conservation Area.

red-breasted merganser

Vote Don Johnson for 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 21, 2011

Vote by Jan. 6 at www.Budweiser.com or www.confedmo.org.

MDC Commissioner Don Johnson

On snow-white wings, trumpeter swans are back

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Central
Dec 21, 2011

Trumpeters are being reported at wetlands this winter in both northwest and west-central Missouri.

Trumpeter Swans

Snowy owls rare to Missouri are visiting the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Dec 21, 2011

The large, white owls with black markings are rarely seen in this area and are big news to birders.

Snowy owl in tree

December 2011 Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 19, 2011

A summary of actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its December meeting.

Remember prairies for late-season quail hunts

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Dec 14, 2011

Prairies and related grasslands offer a late-season hunting opportunity for bobwhite quail hunters willing to walk further and in different patterns than they did in the old days.

Quail Hunting on Prairie

Five students win MDC Endangered Species Postcard Contest

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 14, 2011

More than 4,000 students participated, with schools submitting their 674 best cards.

MDC names Summersville men Loggers of the Year (2011)

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 09, 2011

J&G Logging receives highest honor loggers can achieve in Missouri.

Missouri Logger of the Year 2011

A Conservation thank you to Kansas City Police Mounted Patrol

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 08, 2011

Mounted Patrol is a key partner in managed archery deer hunts in Kansas City's Swope Park

Kansas City Police Thank You

Schools invited to fight litter through “No MOre Trash!” contest

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 07, 2011

MDC and MoDOT sponsor “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can contest.

A turtle whose shell has grown around a plastic soft-drink ring, giving it an hourglass shape.

MDC offers money to landowners, farmers for habitat development

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 07, 2011

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MDC Media Staff

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