Missouri Conservation and Natural Resources News

Pleasure boating is coming to an end for the season, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors, including some timely reading from the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Kansas City Nature & You provides information for four Missouri Department of Conservation locations in the Kansas City area and the free programs each have scheduled. Some of the programs require registration; you will find the contact phone number on the same page as the program you wish to attend.

  • Missouri Department of Conservation Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, Mo 64015, 816-228-3766, http://mdc.mo.gov/burroakwoods
  • Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Mo 64110, 816-759-7300, http://mdc.mo.gov/discoverycenter
  • Lake City Outdoor Education Center & Shooting Range, 28505 E Truman Road, Buckner, Mo 64016, 816-249-3194, http://mdc.mo.gov/lakecity
  • Parma Woods Outdoor Education Center & Shooting Range, 15900 NW River Road, Parkville, Mo 64152, 816-891-9941, http://mdc.mo.gov/parmawoods
  • Kansas City Regional Office, 12405 SE Ranson Road, Lee’s Summit, Mo 64082, 816-622-0900, https://mdc.mo.gov/regions/kansas-city.

November/December issue is online now at https://mdc.mo.gov/magazines/newsletter/nature-you.


The Missouri Department of Natural Resources introduces its new digital format of the Missouri Resources magazine this month. It’s the same great content you love — protecting Missouri’s natural resources, feature articles about Missouri’s state parks and historic sites, and beautiful photographs.

Take it with you on the go without carrying extra paper. Share their feature articles with friends and family through your social media — Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or email — with ease and the click of a button.
We hope you enjoy reading the latest issue of the Missouri Resources magazine online in this new quick and accessible format.

Read or download your copy at https://dnr.mo.gov/magazine/


The complete November issue of the Missouri Conservationist is available for viewing or download at mdc.mo.gov/conmag.

This month’s features:

  • Secretive Marsh Birds — Researchers work to understand how these little-studied birds use Missouri’s wetlands.
  • Missouri Hunting 3.0 — Digital technology makes it easier for everyone to go hunting and celebrate success.
  • Chasing Winter Rainbows — A Missouri urban trout fishing tradition.

This Month In Brief:

  • Busch Shooting Range Now Open
  • What Is It?
  • Ask MDC
  • Agent Advice
  • MDC Offices Closed, Phone Lines Open on Veterans Day
  • MDC Saves Over $1 Million on Energy Costs
  • I Am Conservation: Tom Love
  • Thank You for Your Feedback

Watch Nature’s Calling video below to see some hot topics this month from the Missouri Department of Conservation.