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MDC to Match $1.3 Million to Help Landowners with Habitat Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently announced that it will receive $1.3 million in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help private landowners in Missouri improve grasslands, glades, and woodlands on their properties for…[read further]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

2014 in Missouri Conservation News

Nature lovers found much to celebrate in 2014 and continued to expand the frontiers of conservation in the Show-Me State. Here is a brief summary of the year’s top outdoor news stories.

JANUARY The second-largest archery deer harvest in Missouri…[read further]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Holiday Closures on the Buffalo

The Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point Visitor Centers will be closed on Christmas Day, December 26, and January 1. Steel Creek will be closed for the winter. Seasonal staffing reduction also will create some additional closures at Buffalo Point.

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Buffalo National River

Forget Myth: Poinsettias are Not Poisonous to Humans, Pets

Go ahead and enjoy poinsettias this winter and forget about the myth of them being poisonous according to Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

“While poinsettias are not good for you and have a horribly bitter…[read further]

By University of Mo. Extension

Buffalo National River Deputy Superintendent

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Laura A. Miller, former Superintendent of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site [Hope, AR], has been named Deputy Superintendent of Buffalo National River [Harrison, AR].

“I’m very pleased to announce that Laura Miller is joining the…[read further]

Buffalo National River

Fight Litter Through Annual “No More Trash!” Contest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me State—and to have creative and educational fun—by participating in the…[read further]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Using and Planting a Living Christmas Tree Adds Appeal to Home Landscape and Memories of the Season

A living Christmas tree is a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas holiday and then later celebrate the memory of special times spent with family and friends according to Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Planting…[read further]

By University of Mo. Extension

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