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MDC’s new e-Permits begin today

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 01, 2011
E-Permits will enable hunters, anglers and trappers to buy, print and immediately use permits.
Bob Ziehmer hold an e-permit printed in his office.

Foundation awards MDC $35,000 grant for elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 28, 2011

Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation approves grant request for $35,000 towards MDC's elk restoration plan.

Bull elk standing in tall grass

Clean-up day scheduled for Fellows Lake

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 28, 2011

MDC and City Utilities of Springfield to host clean-up day at Fellows Lake from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.

Author encourages birding for new audiences

Feb 25, 2011
Author emphasizes that mentors and role models by people of color are needed to teach birding and an appreciation for nature.
John C. Robinson, an ornithologist, poses with birdwatching scope on a tripod.

March 2011 Missouri Conservation Commission Meeting Tentative Agenda

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 24, 2011

March 3 & 4 at Conservation Department Headquarters in Jefferson City.

MDC helps kids Discover Nature through programs at Kirksville office

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 23, 2011

Help kids ages 3-11 Discover Nature with these upcoming family programs

Fishing event planned for Hickory Creek

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 22, 2011

An upcoming event will highlight one of Neosho’s great close-to-home fishing sites and will also provide information about upcoming conservation projects in the community.

Landowners invited to quail workshop near Chillicothe

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 22, 2011

Seminar is limited to 100. Register by March 2.

Photo of male northern bobwhite

Interior Department appointments to NGAC include Missourian

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 22, 2011

Secretary Salazar appoints 15 members to National Geospatial Advisory Committee – including Missourian Tony Spicci of the MDC

Tony Spicci

MDC to host CRP sessions in Northwest MO

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 22, 2011

Up to 8,000 anglers expected at trout park opener

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 18, 2011

Missouri’s trout parks will be well-stocked on opening day.

photo of two anglers on the dam at Montauk State Park

E-Permits available March 1

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 18, 2011

No more standing in line or waiting for permits to arrive in the mail.

Short-eared owls visit the Owsley family

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Feb 18, 2011

Matt and Deanna Owsley noticed an uncommon sight in two cedar trees near their home -- a dozen or more short-eared owls gazing back at them.

Photo of short-eared owl

Local archery group improves Maintz Archery Range

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 18, 2011
On Target Archers help upgrade archery range at Maintz Wildlife Preserve
Eight members of On Target Archers pose in front of the Maintz Conservation Area sign.

MDC to hold public forums on preventing invasive “rock snot”

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 16, 2011

This invasive alga smothers aquatic life vital to the food chain that supports fish such as trout.

photo of didymo

Linn County sighting confirmed to be a mountain lion

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 16, 2011

MDC confirms fifth report in recent months.

Mountain Lion

Prescribed burn workshop offered at Four Rivers

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 15, 2011

Event to honor Redings Mill Fire District

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 14, 2011

Prescribed burn workshop slated in Brookfield

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 14, 2011

Reported mountain lion is actually a bobcat

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 14, 2011

Biologists for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) have determined that photos of a reported mountain lion taken in the Mosby area of Clay County area are actually of a bobcat.

Angler caught over limit at Jackson’s Rotary Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 14, 2011
An angler’s daily limit for trout at Rotary Lake is four, which means that a person cannot catch and keep more than four trout on any given day. The possession limit for trout is eight, which means that an angler can possess no more than eight trout at any time.
Trout are lined up on a pickup truck tailgate.

Missouri-bound elk pass first of several health tests

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 10, 2011
Testing will ensure Missouri’s wildlife and livestock remain healthy.
One worker holds a blindfolded elk's head while another administers a tuberculosis test.

Waterfowl regulation workshops set for March, April

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 09, 2011

MDC wants hunters’ ideas about zone boundaries and season timing for the next five years.

Workshops teach landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 09, 2011

Time is running out to register for Feb. 25 or 26 event.

Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.

Transmission line easement on Young CA seeks to balance utilities and nature

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 07, 2011

Construction of an electric power transmission line by contractors of Ameren Missouri is beginning on Young Conservation Area.

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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