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MDC assigns new conservation agent for Mercer County

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 19, 2019

Benjamin Bardot will help protect forest, fish, and wildlife resources in northwest Missouri

Benjamin Bardot

Programs on eagles and other birds highlight January schedule at MDC's Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 19, 2019
Eagle Days, Owl Prowl, and Waterfowl Identification are among the bird programs planned for January.
bald eagle flying

MDC names Bryan Gragg as regional administrator in Northwest Region

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 19, 2019

Gragg will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures

Bryan Gragg

MDC assigns new conservation agent to Linn County

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 19, 2019
Griffin Surtin will help protect forest, fish, and wildlife resources in northwest Missouri
Conservation Agent Griffin Surtin

MDC invites teachers to Discover Nature Schools Nature Unbound workshop Jan. 6 at Powder Valley Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 18, 2019

Educators will learn about this free program which provides grant funding for high school life science units.

High school students participate in an outdoors class through MDC's Discover Nature Schools program.

Welcome 2020 with an Owl Prowl at Rockwoods Reservation Jan. 3

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 18, 2019
This free, MDC-lead evening excursion will help visitors learn about and experience these night raptors first-hand.
eastern screech owl

MDC announces new conservation agent assigned to Clay County

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 18, 2019
Alex Walker will help protect forests, fish, and wildlife in Kansas City metro area
Alex Walker

MDC announces Rachel Webster is new conservation agent in Jackson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 17, 2019

Webster will help people enjoy the county's forests, fish, and wildlife

Rachel Webster

Free photo exhibit about Underground Railroad on display at Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 16, 2019
Photographs by Jeanine Michna-Bales document night scenes along freedom's route
Through Darkness to Light

MDC offers free youth trout fishing clinic in Lee's Summit on Jan. 4

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 16, 2019
Trout fishing clinic for children will be at MDC's James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
girl trout fishing

MDC offers free series of classes on hunting and firearms at Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 16, 2019
'Learn to Hunt' and 'Learn to Shoot' series of programs begin in January.
two males hunting

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge returns Jan. 18-19

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 16, 2019
Visitors can discover our national bird both in the wild and up close at this free eagle viewing festival.
bald eagle up close

MDC reminds parents free MO Outdoors app provides ideas for holiday break activities

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 16, 2019
Use the app to easily plan time outdoors with children while they’re out of school.
MO Outdoors

MDC names Debra Burns as new regional administrator in Kansas City region

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 13, 2019
Burns will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures
Debra Burns

MDC names Sarah Medlock as new regional administrator in Ozark Region

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 13, 2019
Medlock will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.
Sarah Medlock

MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 13, 2019
Learn more about deer and turkey hunting in Missouri at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov.
MDC logo

Get tips on woodcarving at free event Dec. 28 at MDC's Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 13, 2019
Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists to provide insight at event.
woodcarving

MDC names Kevin Borisenko as new regional administrator in Central Region

News from the region

Central
Dec 13, 2019
Borisenko will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.
Kevin Borisenko

Cape Nature Center offers candlelit wood walk Dec. 20

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 12, 2019

Enjoy White Oak Trace trail at night for a serene nature experience.

A nature trail in the winter.

MDC names Tony Jaco as new regional administrator in Southeast region

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 12, 2019

Jaco will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.

Tony Jaco stands next to the MDC logo.

MDC helps Raymore improve fishing access at Johnston Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 12, 2019

New fishing dock and pier are among additions at the lake in Cass County

Johnston Lake fishing dock

New electronic entrance gate at MDC’s Columbia Bottom Conservation Area to become active Dec. 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 11, 2019

The new automated gate system will be open during the area’s normal hours of operation and enhance security when closed.

The sun sets on the horizon at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.

MDC invites people to learn about snakes Dec. 27 at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 11, 2019

Free program will feature a chance to get up-close views of live snakes.

A rough green snake on a tree branch.

MDC names Julianne Stone as new regional administrator in the St. Louis region

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 11, 2019

Stone will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.

Julianne Stone

MDC offers free fly-tying classes in St. Joseph during January

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 09, 2019

Participants will learn how to tie lures for trout and panfish

Hand-tied flies for catching trout and panfish.

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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