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Learn how to attract birds to your backyard at a Nov. 9 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 01, 2019

People can get tips at a free event at MDC's Southwest Regional Office in Springfield.

A cardinal and other birds perch on a birdhouse.

MDC notes 75th anniversary of Missouri's modern deer hunting tradition

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 31, 2019

Restoration of state's white-tailed deer a major success for conservation and communities

Three women walk through the woods while deer hunting

Sunrise and sunset info down in MDC MO Hunting app

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 31, 2019
MDC hunting booklets list sunrise and sunset tables.
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Learn about fall color Nov. 9 at MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 30, 2019

Participants can learn why leaves change color and will go on a fall hike.

Maple leaves with orange fall color.

Award-winning wildlife photographer shares secrets Nov. 8 at MDC's Springfield Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 30, 2019

Free program provides helpful hints for nature photography enthusiasts.

Nature photographer Noppadol Paothong holds his camera.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center will go to winter schedule Nov. 1

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 29, 2019

Trails open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, building will be closed Sundays and Mondays.

The entrance sign to the Springfield Nature Center.

MDC wins community planning public outreach award

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 28, 2019

MDC honored for its Conservation Planning Tools Reference Manual.

Community Conservation Planner Ronda Burnett poses with the Outstanding Initiative Award with Missouri APA Chapter President Jason Ray.

MDC hosted summit for Audubon Conservation Ranching Oct. 23 at Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 25, 2019

Consumers in Missouri and Kansas can now buy beef certified as grown in pastures friendly to grassland birds

A Henslow's sparrow perches on a plant in a pasture.

MDC wetland managers share tips as duck season approaches

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 25, 2019

Southeast region managed wetland area habitat provides solid opportunity despite the year’s floods.

Several ducks swim in a wetland area.

MDC forester says southeast Missouri fall color is finally on the move

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 25, 2019

Some yellow, orange, scarlet, and violet hues appeared early while many trees are still green.

Bur oak leaves with fall color

MDC hosted Poosey Conservation Area fall driving tour on Oct. 20

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 22, 2019

Visitors came on horseback, wagon, ATV, cars and trucks

A group of people enjoy fall colors while taking a driving tour through Poosey Conservation Area.

MDC conservation agent wins state employee award

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 22, 2019

Lawrence County's Andy Barnes earns honor with long list of achievements.

Lawrence County conservation agent Andy Barnes

MDC naturalists lead 14.5-mile challenge hike on Green Rock Trail Oct. 26

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 21, 2019

If you’re up for the adventure, the chance to hike this linear trail will include return transportation.

A man and woman test their skills while hiking the Green Rock Trail.

MDC program to give deer processing tips Nov. 8 in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 21, 2019

Free "Field to Freezer" event set for Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.

A pair of tongs flips a venison steak on a grill.

Get tips on attracting birds to your backyard at Nov. 2 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 21, 2019

People can take home free bird feeder from free event at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.

A bird perched on bird feeder.

MDC hosts “Fool a Fish” fishing clinic for kids Oct. 30, costumes welcome

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 21, 2019

Children are invited to dress up as a fish, a fish predator or a nocturnal animal for this themed fishing clinic.

MDC logo carved in a pumpkin.

MDC offers waterfowl ID program at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 21, 2019

Participants will get chance to test their identification skills at free Nov. 1 program.

A wood duck swims in a lake.

Unusual nature facts are focus of Oct. 25 and 26 events at MDC's Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 21, 2019

Free Halloween-style programs will feature night hikes on Shoal Creek Center's trails.

Sunset casts a mysterious glow on the clouds in the sky.

MDC hosted HOWLoween at Discovery Center on Oct. 18 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 21, 2019

Visitors toured nature exhibits and craft tables to celebrate the season

A little boy explores the HOWLoween tent.

MDC offers timber harvest workshop Oct. 26 in Gasconade Co.

News from the region

Central
Oct 18, 2019

Free clinic will help landowners understand process and benefits of forest management.

A view of forested property that could be harvested for timber.

MDC, partners to host youth waterfowl workshop Oct. 25-26 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Oct 18, 2019
Register to attend this free workshop and chance to participate in youth duck hunt.
boy throwng duck decoy

MDC offers free Park after Dark nature event Oct. 25 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 17, 2019

Guided night hikes, crafts, and Trunk or Treat on tap at Mark Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area

A flock of geese fly in front of the moon.

MDC awards TRIM-grant funding for community forest improvements

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 17, 2019
TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve, or conserve trees on public lands.
Person walking under trees in Forest Park

MDC's Springfield Nature Center plans Halloween event

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 17, 2019
Public can learn about conservation from superheroes on Oct. 24 and 25.
Springfield Conservation Nature Center Sign

MDC stocks trout in southeast Missouri lakes

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 17, 2019
More than 6,500 trout are headed to lakes in Jackson, Perryville and Farmington.
rainbow trout in hands

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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