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Missouri Master Naturalist
The Missouri Master Naturalist program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension. Its purpose is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the state of Missouri.
Missouri Master Naturalist volunteers support conservation efforts and natural resource education in their local communities.
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- Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The 2020 Mid-MO Expo for small farmers and backyard gardeners offers sessions on topics from snakes to drones. The fourth annual event is Saturday, Feb. 29, at Battle High School in Columbia. The expo will have sessions on grapes, ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2013
Many people in urban and suburban areas want the chance to experience nature and wildlife in their neighborhoods. They may want to enjoy the sight of browsing deer, the sound of singing birds, the smell of blossoming flowers or the feel of cooling ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2010
Populations of bobwhite quail have declined dramatically across Missouri since the 1980s (Figure 1). Although some areas of the state have habitat to support good quail populations, the availability and quality of habitat has declined in most areas, ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2011
This deer conservation guide is one in a series developed jointly by MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation.Robert A. Pierce IIFisheries and Wildlife State SpecialistSchool of Natural ResourcesJason SumnersResource ScientistMissouri ...
Publication date: May 1, 2016
NoteThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Number IIA-1355406. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily ...
Publication date: May 1, 2013
This deer conservation guide is one in a series developed jointly by MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation.Robert A. Pierce IIFisheries and Wildlife State SpecialistSchool of Natural ResourcesEmily FlinnResource ScientistMissouri ...
Publication date: May 1, 2008
Northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus), like all species of wildlife, require four basic habitat components: food, water, cover and space. Anyone interested in increasing bobwhite populations must be able to identify and improve the habitat ...
Use this web-based tool to generate a report describing the physical, demographic and environmental characteristics of a selected land parcel and its surroundings.
To protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state. MDC has resource foresters available to help landowners manage their woodlands. Their availability depends on demand for landowner assistance in your area.