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Wildlife students at Missouri Western win international award

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 11, 2011

MWSU chapter will receive 2011 Outstanding Student Chapter Award from The Wildlife Society.

Jacob Decker of Missouri Western State University doing birdbanding

Poosey area to showcase fall color and conservation on Sunday

News from the region

Northeast
Northwest
Oct 11, 2011

Forests, fields and waters will be featured during Fall Driving Tour noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Urban deer harvest similar to 2010

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 11, 2011

The second consecutive year of unseasonably warm weather kept the 2011 urban deer harvest below the nine-year average.

Wildlife harvest at hand for Truman Lake conservation lands

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2011
Wildlife Habitat Truman Reservoir

Most of Missouri remains zebra-mussel free

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2011

Uninfested waters underline the importance of precautions against spreading the exotic invader.

Five zebra mussels in the palm of a researcher's hand.

Thinking About a Timber Sale? Call Before You Cut

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation has help for landowners who want to harvest trees profitably and sustainably.

Dry conditions create heightened wildfire danger in western Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2011

MDC urges precautions to prevent dangerous wildfires.

Attend backyard bird workshop at MDC Sedalia office

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Oct 06, 2011

Get tips on attracting backyard birds on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two men inspect a dying tree, which can be good bird habitat.

Powder Valley celebrates 20th anniversary with special events Oct. 22

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 06, 2011

Year-long anniversary celebration will culminate in this special event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

powder valley nature center

USFWS Lists Ozark Hellbender as Endangered and Moves to Include Hellbenders in Appendix III of CITES

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 05, 2011

News Release from U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

hellbender, a large brown salamander resting in gravelly streambed

Early fall colors tinge foliage in Kansas City and northwest Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 03, 2011

Scarlet and purple are not bashful this autumn in the Kansas City region. A blush is already on many maple trees and ash trees.

Red maple leaves in fall color

Runge to host “Cooking Wild” book signing

News from the region

Central
Oct 03, 2011

Stop by Nature Center on Oct. 20 to meet the author, and more.

Cooking Wild Cover

MDC gives $306,000 in TRIM grants for community forest improvements

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 30, 2011

Added funds from recipients result in more than $540,000 spent on improving community trees.

declining black walnut tree

NW Missouri waterfowl areas in good shape for duck season

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 30, 2011

Duck season in the state’s north zone opens Oct. 29 and closes Dec. 27.

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands

MDC bans porous-soled waders to help protect trout waters from invasive algae

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 30, 2011

Porous-soled waders are prime suspects in human transport of “didymo,” or “rock snot.”

Photo of man holding a wad of didymo

MDC predicts good fall color in Ozarks

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 30, 2011

Weather conditions likely will result in less vivid foliage in the Bootheel and Kansas City regions.

Photo of autumn color

Ellington program offers info on improving forest management and harvest

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Sep 29, 2011

Foresters, landowners and loggers are invited to free workshops and field days Oct. 21 and 22 on how simple changes in forest management and harvest can increase profits and protect resource.

photo of Houf Pine Forest

Springfield Nature Center event highlights natural areas

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 28, 2011

Join author of “Discover Missouri Natural Areas – A Guide to 50 Great Places.” on Thursday, Sept. 29, 7-8 p.m. as he shares his first-hand experiences.

Learn about primitive skills at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 28, 2011

Step back in time and learn about the lifestyles of the earliest humans to trek through the Ozarks at “Primitive Skills Day” on Oct. 2.

A girl twists vines together to make a rope

Families enjoy outdoors at MDC National Hunting and Fishing Day activities

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2011

MDC helps families Discover Nature with National Hunting and Fishing Day activities at Reed Wildlife Area.

Madison Parkinson trapshooting

Twin Pines Education Center features new exhibit on turkey calling

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 27, 2011

New exhibit will be unveiled at Twin Pines on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Powder Valley closed for managed deer hunts in November and January

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 23, 2011

Nature Center and grounds closed Nov. 5-7 and Jan. 7-9 to accommodate managed archery deer hunts on the area.

Celebrate Halloween naturally with Family Fun Night and hayride at Columbia Bottom

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 23, 2011

Family Fun Night and Hayride on Oct.14 from 6-9:30 p.m. offers an ideal way to celebrate the season in a family friendly, nature-oriented way.

Wild turkeys make the most of break from weather

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 23, 2011

Missouri’s wild turkey flock made significant gains in many areas this year.

Wild Turkeys

Volunteer at Parma Woods Shooting Range honored for service

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 23, 2011

Dexter Delano of Leavenworth has given more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service time at MDC's Parma Woods Shooting Range.

Parma Range Volunteer Dexter Delano

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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