Floating wetland will provide habitat & water quality benefits for urban reservoir

Small man-made islands are improving water quality and habitats at Fellows Lake and other municipal water bodies in and around Springfield, Mo. On Monday, July 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), in cooperation with City Utilities of Springfield (CU), launched its latest floating wetland on the north shore of Fellows Lake.  This isn’t the…

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MDC works with partners to improve fish habitat at Table Rock & Bull Shoals reservoirs

SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Department of Conservation hopes the habitat improvement work recently completed on Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes will make two great fishing reservoirs even better. MDC partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete the habitat work from November 2022 through April 2024. A total of 751 habitat structures…

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Missouri Conservation Commission suspends hunting & fishing privileges

The Missouri Conservation Commission met May 23 for a workshop and closed executive session, and May 24 for its regular open meeting.  All were held at Conservation Department Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd., in Jefferson City.  The Commission received the following presentations/reports: • Comments on Upper Mississippi blinds and decoys regulation recommendations by individuals who…

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Funding for free-flowing water benefits native fish, local bridges

It was recently announced by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), that the “Huzzah Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project” received funding through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, National Fish Passage Project (BIL-NFPP) funds. The project was awarded $1,459,850 to remove two Huzzah Creek fish passage barriers and replace them with climate-resilient bridges located at John Coleman and…

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