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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 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 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 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

MDC and partners need public’s help to reverse declining bird numbers

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 16, 2019
Eastern meadowlark, prairie warbler, field sparrow, cerulean warbler, and red-headed woodpecker among threatened species.
eastern_meadowlark_singing

Cape Nature Center announces November programs, including a Fall hike

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 16, 2019
Take in the beauty of autumn during a hike at Hawn State Park Saturday, Nov. 2.
Trees at Hawn State Park

Public invited to attend MDC tree pruning workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 16, 2019
Free November events in Pineville, Joplin, and Cassville to focus on methods and tool selection.
oak tree in dormant stage

MDC, MCHF thank conservation partners through awards

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 15, 2019
Partnership awards were given at special ceremony Oct. 3 in Columbia.
Partner Awards

Quail coveys are calling, biologists are counting

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 15, 2019

Now’s the time to evaluate land for quail populations and habitat.

Six quails graze together in their covey.

Rogersville teen shoots record-breaking gizzard shad

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 15, 2019

Jacob Morgan shot the 2-pound, 13-ounce gizzard shad June 6 while bowfishing on Bull Creek in Taney County.

Jacob Morgan poses with his record-breaking gizzard shad.

MDC hosted Prairie Day on Oct. 12 near El Dorado Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 15, 2019
Visitors learned about prairie ecology and walked on Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie
People Looking At Prairie

MDC approves contract for Henges Shooting Range bullet trap replacement

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 11, 2019
The old bullet trap will be removed and replaced with a new one, and several baffles will be replaced.
Henges Shooting Range

MDC gives Orchard Elementary fourth graders hands on training in tree planting

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 11, 2019
Students learned about the importance of trees and how to plant them.
kids delivering mulch in wheel barrow

MDC welcomes 11 new conservation agents

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 11, 2019
New agents join 179 others in helping to protect Missouri’s fish, forest, and wildlife.
Group photo of Agent Graduating Class 2019

Explore fall colors on Rockwoods Reservation's Lime Kiln Trail Oct. 26

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 11, 2019
Join MDC naturalists on a hike to discover the amazing autumn colors on one of Rockwoods Reservation’s most popular trails.
sugar maples showing fall color

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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