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Pasture tour Aug. 16 near Windsor highlights grazing and wildlife benefits with native grasses

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 19, 2018

Free tour will discuss cattle weight gains on native forage and management

Cattle grazing a field.

Rockwoods Reservation’s main entrance off Highway 109 re-opens

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 19, 2018

MDC crews repaired the road after a sinkhole formed on Glencoe Road near the entrance.

Rockwoods Reservation entrance reopens after sinkhole filled.

MDC offers free Missouri River float trips at Kansas City on Aug. 25

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 18, 2018
Participants can sign up starting Aug. 1 and must attend orientation on Aug. 14.
Woman in kayak on Missouri River with KC skyline in background

Learn shotgun basics at MDC’s new Busch Shooting Range Aug. 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 17, 2018
Visitors will have the chance to learn the basics of shotgun shooting at this free class.
woman shooting shotgun

MDC’s new Busch Shooting Range offers shotgun patterning class Aug.14

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 17, 2018
Shotgun hunters can improve their success by learning how to correctly pattern their shotguns at this free class.
two men shoot shotguns at shooting range

Interested in dove hunting, but have never given it a try? MDC and partners offering mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters.

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 16, 2018
Mentored hunts offered around the state starting Sept. 1
youth hunting doves

MDC offers free fishing event July 24 at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Jul 16, 2018
Fishing poles, bait, and instructions provided for newcomers to fishing.
boy holding bass

Sarcoxie Middle School eighth grader takes top honors at NASP All-Star Championship

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 16, 2018

MDC congratulates all student archers who took part in the NASP All Star Championship tournament.

Ally Nordell with her awards from the NASP All-Star Championship Tournament.

Main entrance to Rockwoods Reservation closed due to sinkhole; visitors must use detour to reach the area

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 13, 2018
The popular conservation area in Wildwood will need to be accessed via Manchester Road until road repairs are completed.
A hiker stands on Rockwoods Reservation’s Lime Kiln Trail.

MDC offers two-day basic canoeing class, including float on the Meramec River

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 13, 2018
Participants will not only learn the basics, but put them to practical use on a real float.
two people in canoe

MDC offers kayak clinic at Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 09, 2018
Register to attend a FREE clinic July 24 and gear up for a summer on the water.
group kayaking

MDC to host crossbow seminar at Deer Ridge Conservation Area near Lewistown July 14

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 06, 2018

Register to join FREE outdoor skills day and learn about crossbows.

A person shooting a crossbow

MDC is expanding sunflower plantings at Columbia Bottom this summer

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 06, 2018

Visitors should be able to enjoy impressive golden displays continuously through mid-August.

Beautiful sunflowers

MDC: Help local geese stay healthy by not feeding them

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 06, 2018

Wildlife management biologists find damaged wings, but stable numbers in local Canada geese population

Goose

Learn how to fish at MDC's Discover Nature Fishing program

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 06, 2018

Free lessons in family-oriented program will be offered at different locations in July and August

Family fishing.

Teachers attend MDC’s ‘Nature’s Night Shift’ workshop

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2018
Through teacher workshops, MDC helps teachers bring nature to their classrooms.
teachers building bathouses

MDC invites educators to explore insects with Discover Nature Schools

News from the region

Central
Jul 05, 2018

Learn more about the fascinating lives of insects at one of four workshops across the state.

Exploring by learning about insects.

MDC invites public input about future management of Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center grounds

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 03, 2018

Those interested in having input on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas during the month of July.

Powder Valley Nature Center trails.

Learn cane-pole fishing with MDC at free classes held in July and August

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 03, 2018

Cast a line back in time and discover fishing the way grandpa did it by attending free classes.

Fishing gear.

MDC’s Rockwoods Reservation adds two new kids’ programs to July schedule

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 03, 2018

A pair of free programs are designed to help children of different age ranges discover nature.

Kids learning more about turtles.

MDC offers Bear Necessities for Being Bear Aware program at Busch Conservation Area July 10

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 02, 2018
If bears are making a comeback to Missouri, we might as well learn more about them.
darted black bear

Join MDC for Facebook Live session with Director Pauley July 18

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 02, 2018
Go to facebook.com/moconservation/ July 18 at noon. Post questions in the comments.
pic of MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley in field of wildflowers

Conservation Commission welcomes Nicole Wood as new commissioner

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 02, 2018
Wood joins Conservation Commissioners Don Bedell, Marilynn Bradford, and David Murphy.
headshot of Nicole Wood

MDC to hold two archery classes at the new Busch Shooting Range July 10

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 02, 2018

Those interested in getting into this lifetime sport have both afternoon and evening class options.

Boy shooting his bow.

MDC offers fishing float trip program on Big Piney River July 14

News from the region

Central
Jun 29, 2018
Register to attend a day trip on the river and learn kayaking and fishing techniques.
four canoeists and kayakers pose in their watercrafts on the Big Piney River

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Lucas Bond
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Conservation Headquarters
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Candice Davis
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Robert Hemmelgarn
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Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
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Kristie Hilgedick
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Conservation Headquarters
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Joe Jerek
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Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
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Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
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