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Commissioners and director dedicate new Kansas City Regional Office

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 14, 2011

Members of the Missouri Conservation Commission and the director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Monday (June 13) dedicated the new MDC Kansas City regional office and headquarters for the James A. Reed Memorial Conservation Area.

KC Regional Office Ribboncutting

Powder Valley to host St. Louis premier of Mother Nature's Child June 24

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 14, 2011

See this 2011 Environmental Film Festival pick during the Nature Center's “Get Your Child Outside” weekend.

Be bear aware in the Missouri outdoors

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 13, 2011

Campers and landowners should prepare for black-bear encounters.

black bear standing on a slope in front of trees

Explore Lewis & Clark Day at MDC Discovery Center June 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 08, 2011

Learn how the men lived on their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back.

MDC summer workshop helps women discover nature

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 08, 2011

Discover Nature Women summer workshop teaches women practical outdoor skills.

Discover Nature Women Jolly

Tagged turkey vulture indicates a research bird

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 03, 2011

The next time you see a turkey vulture perched on a roost, soaring on air currents or munching on a rotting carcass, check the wings.

turkey vulture with research tag

MDC hiking program puts exercise in step with nature

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 02, 2011

“Hike for Nature & Hike for Exercise Program” will be a "moving” experience.

Elk released from holding pen, calving underway

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 02, 2011

Five newborn calves increase herd size to 39 with more calves expected.

Elk Calf with Collar

Tagged bass can yield cash rewards for anglers

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 01, 2011

Anglers can get $25 or $75 for reporting tagged catches as part of MDC research study.

Bass Tag

MDC fish hatchery uses diverse trout species to control parasites

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 01, 2011

Maramec Spring Fish Hatchery is raising brook trout to protect rainbow trout from parasitic copepods.

Copepods in Gills

MDC staff assist with Joplin relief efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 01, 2011

16 MDC staff assisting State Emergency Management Agency personnel as they searched wooded area just north of the tornado’s track.

Infant or injured, the right place for wildlife is in the wild

News from the region

Statewide
May 31, 2011

Leave Bambi in the movies and wildlife in the wild. Trying to rescue orphaned or injured wildlife can actually hurt them.

baby fawn

Memorial Day Salute from MDC

News from the region

Statewide
May 27, 2011

Canines for tines, hunting dogs that retrieve shed antlers

News from the region

Kansas City
May 26, 2011

The five-month-old dog is well on the way to being a successful hunting companion for those who enjoy finding shed antlers.

Antler Retrieving Dog

Squirrel season opens May 28

News from the region

Statewide
May 26, 2011

Bag limit is 10 and possession limit is 20.

gray squirrel

Black bass season opens May 28 for Ozark Streams

News from the region

Statewide
May 26, 2011

Limits and other regulations vary by body of water.

Left to right: largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass

Judge imposes maximum fine in zebra mussel case

News from the region

Statewide
May 25, 2011

Sentence highlights personal responsibility for negligent introductions.

Photo of zebra-mussel-infested boatlift removed from Smithville Lake

Explore conservation areas on National Trails Day

News from the region

Statewide
May 25, 2011

Discover nature by exploring some of the 700-plus miles of foot, bicycle and equestrian trails on conservation areas.

Quail conservationists unite at Missouri Bobwhite Quail Summit

News from the region

Statewide
May 23, 2011

June 16 seminar seeks to improve quail and small-game population by educating landowners.

Photo of male northern bobwhite

Let MDC help you discover nature through a summer "staycation"

News from the region

Statewide
May 23, 2011

Online Conservation Atlas can help you plan Missouri outdoor adventures.

Record fish a reminder of unwanted “successes”

News from the region

Statewide
May 23, 2011

106-pound fish was never supposed to swim free in Missouri.

Photo of Gene Swope and grandsons with record bighead carp

June 2011 Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda

News from the region

Statewide
May 20, 2011

Missouri sends 286 students to national archery tournament

News from the region

Statewide
May 20, 2011

Skyler Price of Maries R-2 and Katie Nordstrom of Willard High School earn top honors.

Photo of students at national archery in the schools tournament.

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

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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