Tina Native – Danny Hartwig – New NE MDC Administrator
A Tina native is the new North East Missouri MDC Regional Administrator. Danny Hartwig has been assigned to the delivery of strategic priorities and performance measures for the region.
Hartwig will also oversee regional public resource management, private land, community conservation, regional planning, recreations use, infrastructure maintenance and repair, and regional business operations and compliance. The regional administrator also coordinates with other MDC branches, including protection, science, education, and communications.
Hartwig says “I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead the Northeast Region into this new era of conservation. We have a great team in our corner of the state that really comes together to get the job done.”
As a native of Tina, Hartwig says he grew up in the woods hunting deer, turkey, squirrels, and rabbits. In college, he worked part-time for MDC’s Wildlife and Forestry divisions and graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Forest Resource Management. Since 2001, Hartwig has worked full-time with MDC as a resource forester in Chillicothe and Blue Springs. In 2008, he was hired as a wildlife management biologist in Kirksville and promoted to forestry regional supervisor in 2011. From 2016-2018, Hartwig served as the state’s Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) mandatory sampling incident commander.