Researchers Introduce Macrosystems Approach to Study Stream Ecology | freshare.netSnack Attack: Bears Munch on Ants and Help Plants Grow | freshare.netHumanity Has Exceeded 4 of 9 ‘Planetary Boundaries’ | freshare.netRainfall Can Release Aerosols | freshare.netEmerald Ash Borer Confirmed as Threat to White Fringetree | freshare.netNew Contaminants Found in Oil and Gas Wastewater | freshare.netMDC to Match $1.3 Million to Help Landowners with Habitat Conservation | freshare.netHunting Bats Rely on ‘Bag of Chips Effect’ | freshare.netHumans, Sparrows Make Sense of Sounds in Similar Ways | freshare.netMDC Talks Winter Turtle Power | freshare.netAlgae Blooms Create Their Own Favorable Conditions, New Study Finds | freshare.netBig River, Big Data | freshare.netMapping Snake Venom Variety Reveals Unexpected Evolutionary Pattern | freshare.netBreathing Diesel Exhaust Leads to Changes ‘Deep Under the Hood’ | freshare.netAre Human Behaviors Affecting Bird Communities in Residential Areas? | freshare.net2014 in Missouri Conservation News | freshare.netHoliday Closures on the Buffalo | freshare.netForget Myth: Poinsettias are Not Poisonous to Humans, Pets | freshare.netSensing Distant Tornadoes, Birds Flew the Coop | freshare.netBuffalo National River Deputy Superintendent | freshare.netSpider’s Web Weaves Way to Advanced Networks and Displays | freshare.netFight Litter Through Annual “No More Trash!” Contest | freshare.netCitizen Science Spurs Increased Support For Conservation | freshare.netHow to Help Winter Wildlife | freshare.netFungus-Growing Ants Selectively Cultivate Their Crops | freshare.netEat More Carp | freshare.netFirst Time Hickory Nut Pie | freshare.netOrganic Mulch Lets Insect Pollinators Do Their Job | freshare.netKeep Your Plants from Freezing this Winter | freshare.netUsing and Planting a Living Christmas Tree Adds Appeal to Home Landscape and Memories of the Season | freshare.netTool Maintenance Now Saves Time in the Spring | freshare.netNumber of Missouri Christmas Tree Farms in Decline | freshare.netMotorists: Be on the Lookout for Deer on Highways | freshare.netGroundwater Patches Play Important Role in Forest Health, Water Quality | freshare.netHome in the Business Park | freshare.netNational Water-Use at Lowest Levels Since Before 1970 | freshare.netLittle Evidence Conservation Organizations Respond to Economic Signals | freshare.netProtect Bulbs From Pesky Critters | freshare.netMDC Stocks Rainbow Trout at Mid-Missouri Lakes for Winter Fishing | freshare.netPharmaceuticals and the Water-Fish-Osprey Food Web | freshare.netBackpack Physics: Smaller Hikers Carry Heavier Loads | freshare.netWhy Plants Don’t Get a Sunburn | freshare.netNestling Birds Struggle in Noisy Environments | freshare.netMinimal Risk of Encountering Stinging Caterpillars in Missouri | freshare.netNew Tracers Can Identify Frack Fluids in the Environment | freshare.netPersimmon Seeds Predict Ozarks’ Winter Weather | freshare.netAs Weather Cools, Trout Fishing Action Heats Up | freshare.netU.S. Forest Service Releases 2015 Dates for Fee-free Days | freshare.netOK Dept. of Wildlife Internships | freshare.netSpring River Dam Repairs Completed | freshare.netThe Glade as an Ozarks Treasure | freshare.netSmall Spills at Gas Stations Could Cause Significant Health Risks Over Time | freshare.netReport Assesses Health of the Nation’s Birds | freshare.netImportation of Firewood Banned on Arkansas’s WMAs and NWRs | freshare.netRivers Recover Natural Conditions Quickly Following Dam Removal | freshare.netSearch for Missing Hiker Successful | freshare.net2015 Natural Events Calendar on Sale | freshare.netErbie Campground Open | freshare.netGenetic Secrets of the Monarch Butterfly | freshare.netThe Cultural Side of Science Communication | freshare.netNanoparticles Accumulate Quickly in Wetland Sediment | freshare.netWind Turbine or Tree? Certain Bats Might Not Know | freshare.netFall Fishing on the Ouachita River | freshare.netDog Waste Contaminates Our Waterways | freshare.netSmoke in the Air | freshare.net2014 Arkansas Fall Color Updates Now Available | freshare.netWeekly Fall Color Reports Available | freshare.netFracking Wastewater That Is Treated for Drinking Produces Harmful Compounds | freshare.netDiscover Nature with Elk Driving Tours | freshare.netGlade Restoration Workshop Planned for Calico Rock | freshare.netA Day on the River: A National Hunting and Fishing Day Event | freshare.net‘Green Wave’ Explains Migratory Bird Routes | freshare.netPesticides Levels Still a Concern for Aquatic Life in Rivers and Streams | freshare.netWalking Off Obesity | freshare.netA Future for Agroforestry | freshare.netCamden Doctor Has Battled Feral Hogs for Years | freshare.netPassenger Pigeon Centennial a Conservation Milestone | freshare.netHunter Observation Form Goes Electronic | freshare.netCape Nature Center Hosts Missouri Author-Artist Duo | freshare.netMDC to Hold Vehicle and Equipment Auction Oct. 18 in Salem | freshare.netView ‘Caterpillars with Character’ at Cape Nature Center | freshare.netMaster Gardener Courses Being Offered in Hollister and Ozark | freshare.netEvent at Rockwoods Reservation to Commemorate the Passenger Pigeon | freshare.netFun on the Farm | freshare.netPollutant Risk Changes When Bugs Take Flight | freshare.netGo Mobile with New, Free MDC “MO Hunting” App | freshare.netFall Armyworms Infesting Some Oklahoma Lawns | freshare.netStatistics Show Arkansas Ranking High in Deer Categories | freshare.netMDC Provides Columbia High Schools with Outdoor Equipment | freshare.netBaby Alligator Found at Bull Shoals Lake | freshare.netMDC Hosts Women’s Trout Fishing Event at Maramec Spring Park | freshare.netYoung Birds Delay Departure, Make Frequent Stopovers During First Migration | freshare.netConservation Department Continues Alligator Gar Restoration | freshare.netArkansas Bear Survey Needs Eyes in the Field | freshare.netLawn Care Professional Workshop in Springfield Sept. 2 | freshare.netLawn, Gardening or Insect Problem:  Who Ya Going to Call? | freshare.netHunter Education Skills Session on MU Campus | freshare.netLearn About Tree Health and Garden Pest Control at Master Gardener Seminar | freshare.netMU Scientists Call for Increased Conservation Efforts to Save Black Bears | freshare.netA Global Temperature Conundrum: Cooling or Warming Climate? | freshare.net

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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 both wildlife habitat and agriculture production. As the Conservation Commission… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 01/23/15
MDC Talks Winter Turtle Power As winter sets in, some of our wildlife, like turtles, seem to disappear. According to Bruce Henry, a natural history biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), turtles are still here, they just have ways of hiding away to stay safe from the elements. Instead of hibernating, cold-blooded turtles… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 01/08/15
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 2015 “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest. The… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 12/19/14
How to Help Winter Wildlife This week’s cold weather caught many of us off guard. It takes quite a bit of preparation to really be ready for winter storms. We check our vehicles to make sure they’re full of fluids and the tires have tread. We stock warm blankets, extra water, extra food supplies in… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 12/11/14
First Time Hickory Nut Pie The idea of a hickory nut pie isn’t all that far-fetched in these days of organic eating and natural living. However, I wanted to make a hickory nut pie more to connect with the past than to keep up with the latest trends. I wanted to make one like my… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 12/11/14
MDC Stocks Rainbow Trout at Mid-Missouri Lakes for Winter Fishing With longer nights and colder weather, it’s easy to get house bound. However the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to get outdoors and discover nature through winter trout fishing. Three lakes in mid-Missouri were recently stocked with rainbow trout for a winter fishing program co-sponsored by MDC. Trout… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 11/06/14
Minimal Risk of Encountering Stinging Caterpillars in Missouri The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has received several inquiries about stinging, or venomous, caterpillars, as a result of high populations of the puss caterpillar in more southern states. Because the occurrence of stinging caterpillars is so rare in Missouri, local naturalists reached out to MDC… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 10/30/14
The Glade as an Ozarks Treasure The Missouri Ozarks are special for many reasons, many of which are tied to the land. Native short-leafed pine trees swaying in the wind, steep and beautiful hills and hollows, crystal-clear rivers and our abundant wildlife are all aspects of the Ozarks that we love. Many of our wildlife species… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 10/09/14
A Day on the River: A National Hunting and Fishing Day Event The mighty Mississippi River is an exciting place to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. People of all ages are invited to spend “A Day on the River,” hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Saturday, Sep. 20. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 09/18/14
Cape Nature Center Hosts Missouri Author-Artist Duo The Missouri Department of Conservation Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will host author Karen Glines and artist Billyo O’Donnell for a presentation and art demonstration Oct. 24 and Oct. 25. Glines will present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday evening and O’Donnell will bring a group of artists to paint… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 09/12/14
View ‘Caterpillars with Character’ at Cape Nature Center ‘Caterpillars with Character’ adorn the gallery space this month at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. The artist is Jackson-native Kelly Hughes who has served as a volunteer at the center. “Through studying and depicting the moth and butterfly larva I’ve gained particular nature-knowledge and as… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 09/12/14
Event at Rockwoods Reservation to Commemorate the Passenger Pigeon Their numbers were boundless. Swirling past like an avian tornado, they eclipsed the sun and darkened the sky with the thunder of an impending storm. They were North America’s most abundant bird. No one could imagine a world without them. Then, like the passing of a breeze, the sky was… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 09/12/14
Go Mobile with New, Free MDC “MO Hunting” App The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) now offers Missouri hunters, anglers, and trappers a free mobile application for both Android and Apple mobile devices. The new “MO Hunting” app is available through Google Play and iTunes stores. MO Hunting enables Missouri hunters, anglers, and trappers to purchase and view annual… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 09/05/14
MDC Provides Columbia High Schools with Outdoor Equipment Christmas came in August for three Columbia high school outdoor education teachers. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation awarded the three teachers new outdoor skills equipment valued at over $10,000 for their use in each of their respective outdoor education programs. The three high… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 08/29/14
MDC Hosts Women’s Trout Fishing Event at Maramec Spring Park The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women of all ages to a free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Fishing will start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 7:15 p.m. There is no fishing license or daily trout tag required for women during this… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 08/29/14
Conservation Department Continues Alligator Gar Restoration The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) stocked alligator gar today as part of a program that began in 2007 at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge and has grown throughout areas of Southeast Missouri. Salvador Mondragon, an MDC fisheries management biologist, said the project is part of the Department’s mission to protect… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 08/21/14
Hunter Education Skills Session on MU Campus Planning on hunting this fall? Avoid the rush and sign-up to take your hunter education skills session now. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding three separate hunter education skills sessions on the University of Missouri (MU)—Columbia campus in Room 111, Conservation Auditorium, Anheuser Busch Natural Resources Building on… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 08/21/14
Overnight Campout Event in Forest Park Helps Families Discover the Outdoors Have you ever wanted to learn to camp or fish, or maybe go canoeing or create great meals outdoors?  If you answered yes, 2014 WOW St. Louis is for you!  This educational family event will be held in Forest Park Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14. WOW National Outdoor… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 08/14/14
MDC Stocks Larger Brown Trout in Meramec River Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish. And for those who love to pursue brown trout in the Meramec River, it’s getting greater yet. That’s because there are now even larger fish out there for anglers to catch. And it’s all thanks to experiments to control a parasite. The… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 08/14/14
Troy Woman Awarded First Place in Trees Work Slogan Contest The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has chosen a winner for a state-wide slogan contest. Leslie Stephens of Troy, Mo., won first place in the Trees Work Poster Slogan Contest. More than 1,300 slogans were submitted. The goal of MDC’s Trees Work campaign is to increase awareness of the benefits… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 07/31/14
Youth Fishing Event Set for Roaring River Fishing helps kids discover nature. Helping children get hooked on the thrill of fishing will be the focus of Kids’ Fishing Day on August 16 at Roaring River State Park. This free event will be held 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 07/31/14
Girls Camp Imparts New Outdoor Skills, Fun Outdoor Memories Thirty-six girls ages 11 to 15 recently attended Discover Nature Girls Camp at Camp SEMO, near Wappapello, for three days and two nights. The camp, hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation, was led by conservation agents, biologists and other conservation staff members. “Our goal with this camp is to… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 07/31/14
Float the Mighty Mississippi with MDC Naturalists Although many southeast Missourians enjoy the Mississippi River from the shore on a daily basis, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to ensure Missourians have a chance to experience the river by boat as well. To meet this need, the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will host “Floatin’ on… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 07/10/14
Have Problem Wildlife? MDC Can Help. Most Missourians love wildlife — unless it gets a little too close to home. Need help keeping bats from roosting in the attic, deer from decimating the garden, Canada geese from greasing the lawn, raccoons from raiding trash cans, and other critter control? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 07/10/14
MDC Frog Gigging Clinic Frog gigging, or frogging, is a great way to enjoy Missouri’s fish, forest and wildlife resources while also putting food on the table the whole family can enjoy. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to discover nature at a frog gigging clinic 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday,… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 06/20/14
Volunteers Sought to Help Transform Powder Valley Nature Center he Missouri Department of Conservation’s Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is looking for a few good volunteers, or a lot, to help transform the nature center during a one-day, extreme makeover. Powder Valley has been selected for this year’s Summer Service Slam Project by The Mission Continues, the nonprofit organization… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 06/20/14
Cape Nature Center Awarded 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  “This was a pleasant surprise, especially since it wasn’t something… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 06/12/14
MDC Announces Renovations of Busch Shooting Range The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area Shooting Range will be renovated, beginning in January 2015, into an expanded, state-of-the-art shooting range with additional shooting stations and a new classroom facility for hunter education programs. To expedite the renovations to the existing site, the shooting… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 06/12/14
Bowhunter Education Certification Course for Southeast Region The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Bowhunter Education Certification Course, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Perryville. According to DeeDee Dockins, an outdoor skills specialist with the MDC, this will be the only Bowhunter Education Certification Course offered this year… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 06/12/14
Volunteers Needed to Help MDC with Bird Survey Calling all bird-lovers and nature enthusiasts. Are you someone who can tell the difference between a Baltimore oriole, indigo bunting, and a scissor-tailed flycatcher? Do you know what a cerulean warbler sounds like? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in need of volunteers to assist with the 2014 North… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/30/14
Janzow Photo Exhibit Highlights Southeast Missouri Diversity River scenes and mountain views will catch the attention of visitors to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center in June. The center will feature work by photographer and wildlife biologist, Marcus Janzow, in the monthly art display. Janzow’s exhibit, titled “Diverse Landscapes of Southeast Missouri,” focuses on the extreme natural… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/29/14
Powder Valley Presents Concert by Ozark Musicians The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center invites you to discover nature through music. The nature center will present a special concert by musicians Mike Fraser and Tenley Hansen on Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m. The performance promises an enjoyable mix of entertainment and education suitable… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/29/14
Missouri Black Bear Project Enters Second Phase The Missouri Black Bear Project is in its fourth year as conservation officials continue to trap, collar and track black bears in the southern most portion of the state. According to Resource Scientist, Jeff Beringer, with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), his team estimates Missouri’s bear population at 300… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/23/14
Heavy Rains Impact Wildlife, Demonstrate Value of Wetlands While many wait expectantly for the rainy season to end, biologists know heavy rains such as this week’s weather in the bottomlands of southeast Missouri recharge wetlands by bringing new water into the system. Some conservation areas that tend to be affected by heavy rains in southeast Missouri include Ten… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/23/14
MDC Hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the United Bowhunters of Missouri will host a Youth Bowfishing Clinic for ages 11 to 17 on June 13 and 14 in Cape Girardeau. “This will be an exciting and educational experience where young people will have an opportunity to learn a new… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/23/14
Discover Nature Fishing Program Kicks Off in St. Louis Research shows one of the biggest obstacles to trying a new activity is lack of knowledge. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) new Discover Nature—Fishing program aims to help families and youths overcome that obstacle by empowering them with all the knowledge they need to discover a lifelong activity. Discover… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/23/14
Fishing Rod and Reel Loaner Program Added to Farmington, Bonne Terre Libraries The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces the addition of two new libraries into the Discover Nature: Fishing Rod and Reel Loaner Program. The Bonne Terre Memorial Library and the Farmington Public Library now have fishing equipment available for use by the public. According to Salvador Mondragon, a fisheries management… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/09/14
Cape Nature Center Hosts Teen Canoeing Event Teens aged 12 to 15 are invited to attend “Swamp Paddling” with the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Allred Lake. “This event is a great confidence booster for kids and it really takes them to a new level of… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/09/14
Maramec Spring Hatchery Hosts Kids’ Free Fishing Day Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Maramec Spring Hatchery’s Kids’ Fishing Day on May 17 in St. James. This Kids’ Free Fishing Day is hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Maramec Spring Trout Fisherman’s Association, and the James Foundation. At Kids’… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/09/14
Help with Turtle Trapping Study in Columbia Have you ever thought about being a conservation scientist? Do you like turtles and are looking for an opportunity to study these animals up close? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get their hands wet and dirty and discover nature by helping with trapping and tagging… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/09/14
Anglers can “Find MO Fish” with Updated Free Mobile App For more than a million anglers in the Show-Me State, conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish, and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) updated “Find MO Fish” free mobile app can help find them. The app has been improved for better and faster performance for Android mobile devices… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/02/14
MDC Offering Hunter Education Skills Session on MU Campus Planning on hunting this fall? Avoid the rush and sign-up to take your hunter-education skills session now. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding three hunter education skills sessions from 8 a.m. to noon on the University of Missouri (MU)—Columbia campus in the Conservation Auditorium in the Anheuser Busch… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 05/02/14
Family Fun Day Celebrates Return of Native Habitat to Queeny Park A chance to get in on the ground floor of something that’s sure to grow really big doesn’t come along every day, but people of all ages will have the chance to do just that April 26. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and St. Louis County Parks (SLCP) have… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 04/17/14
Monarch Butterflies Could Use Your Help The sight of a beautiful orange and black monarch butterfly in Missouri is likely to be less common this year, but you may be able to help the ones that do arrive here. A January 2014 report from their overwintering forest areas in Mexico indicated that only 1.65 acres were… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 04/04/14
Celebrate MO Trees During Arbor Days in April In the country, suburbs, cities, and all across Missouri, trees and forests are valuable to our health, wealth, environment, and happiness. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages all Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests on Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 03/27/14
Thinking About a Timber Sale? “Call Before You Cut!” The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recommends that landowners considering a timber sale “Call Before You Cut” to get professional advice that can help them maximize benefits to their wallets, families and land. “This is especially true if they have never had a timber sale before, or are concerned about… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 03/20/14
Share Your Fishing Skills by Volunteering with MDC to Teach Others Fishing is a great way for kids and families to have fun outdoors, discover nature, and make happy memories together. For more than a million anglers, conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs experienced anglers from all around the state to help… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 03/13/14
MDC Testing Results Show No New Cases of Chronic Wasting Disease Following the testing of 3,666 free-ranging deer harvested during and after the 2013 deer-hunting season, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has detected no additional cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Missouri free-ranging deer. The total number of confirmed cases in Missouri free-ranging deer remains limited to 10 found… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 03/13/14
Celebrate 25 Years of Missouri Stream Teams Keeping Our Waters Clean In 1988, a small group of anglers got fed up with unsightly trash disrupting their fishing in Roubidoux Creek. These conservation-minded Missourians decided to clean this section of stream in south-central Missouri. In doing so, they formed the first Missouri Stream Team in 1989. The Roubidoux Fly Fishers Association (Stream… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 03/06/14
MDC Encourages People to Help Prevent Wildfires A combination of strong winds, low humidity, dry conditions, and warming temperatures this time of year has the potential to create explosive wildfires. Each year, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff work with fire departments around the state to help suppress thousands of wildfires that can consume tens-of-thousands of acres.… Missouri Dept. of Conservation 03/06/14
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