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Proposed scenic byway through the Ozarks awaiting local approval

A proposed 375-mile-long scenic byway is headed to several communities for public meetings and a vote of approval.  The Scenic Missouri group submitted the proposal, called “Ozark Run,” to the Missouri Department of Transportation,...

Climate adaptation on Mark Twain National Forest

ROLLA — Mark Twain National Forest will continue its climate adaptation and forest restoration processes, with potential boosts from a new national plan.   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a strategy for how the...

MCC approves the purchase of more than 6,000 acres

The Missouri Conservation Commission met Sept. 8 for a budget workshop and closed executive session and Sept. 9 for its regular open meeting.  All were held at the MDC Northeast Regional Office at 3500...

Visitors to Mark Twain National Forest have a lot to celebrate!

August fourth marked the second anniversary of the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). In that time, the USDA Forest Service has selected more than 880 Legacy Restoration Fund projects across the...

MDC reminds people not to feed deer in CWD management counties

St. LOUIS —The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking residents who live in Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management counties to help slow the spread and reduce the impact of CWD in Missouri. CWD...

2 sentenced to federal prison for ONSR crimes

VAN BUREN, Mo. — Two felony cases investigated by law enforcement rangers within Ozark National Scenic Riverways resulted in federal prison sentences. On Jan. 5, Jackie Delashmit, 64, of Salem, Mo., pled guilty to...

MDC reports Missouri hunters took 8 black bears this season

Chase Boggs, of Bolivar, Mo., harvested this sow bear with his bow on private land in Douglas County on Oct. 24. MDC data on the bear showed she was 7 years of age. Shown...

Voluntary drop-off sites for hunters who want deer sampled for CWD

In its ongoing search to determine the prevalence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is once again offering hunters voluntary deer head drop-off at select sites. CWD...