Prescribed Burn Workshop Offered Near Cameron

A FREE prescribed burn workshop near Cameron will be held September 15th at the Pony Express Conservation Area.  The Missouri Department of Conservation says prescribed burning of grasslands and savannas can be a valuable tool for boosting native plant diversity and controlling undesirable vegetation.  This can benefit wildlife, and in some applications, benefit cattle forage.  This workshop will provide training […]

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37th Annual Chautauqua In Need Of Volunteers

Chillicothe’s annual festival of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food is September 10th and 11th at Simpson Park.  The 37th annual Chautauqua in the Park is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council and Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber Director Crystal Narr says this event requires a wide variety of volunteers.  Narr says “A big factor in making that happen is […]

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Learn About Hummingbirds In Virtual Program

These little birds will over at feeders and dart back and forth and they fascinate us with their abilities.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a program on Hummingbirds that will be presented online.  “Hummingbirds”  is offered by the MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center staff, Saturday, May 7th from 10-10:45 a.m. People can learn about these birds’ interesting life […]

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Hunter Education Skills Classes

The Missouri Department of Conservation has two nearby Hunter Education SKILLS courses in the coming weeks.  The Skills Classes require students to have completed the student manual or online knowledge portion prior to this class.  Registration can be found on the MDC website.   If you have questions, call the Chillicothe MDC office at 660-646-6122. Scheduled nearby programs include: March 31st, […]

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FSA: CRP Sign-Up Begins Soon

The USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program or CRP began in 1985 in an effort to reduce erosion on marginal land.  The USDA’s Farm Service Agency, who oversees the program, says the maximum acre limit is 25 million acres.  The program is currently at 22 million.  In addition to erosion control, the program also seeks to mitigate climate change.  Zach Ducheneaux, the […]

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MDC Offers Virtual Birding Programs

Two virtual birding programs are available online through the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Missouri residents can get tips on what species of birds can be seen at this time of year and where are the best birding spots at two Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) virtual birding programs on Dec. 14. Both programs will be from 6-7 p.m., are free, […]

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