Recently Updated Projects

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Missouri Black Bear Project

MDC is conducting research to determine the growth rate and size of the black bear population and to also examine bear habitat use and movement patterns.

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Missouri's Deer Hunters

The MDC Deer Program surveys deer hunters to gauge public opinion regarding deer numbers and management strategies and for indicators of deer population trends in each county.

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Human Dimension Survey Methods

MDC managers and decision makers often need information on what “the public” thinks about resource management issues—from how users like a new trail or exhibit to how the state should manage the deer population.

Bald Eagles

Eagle Watch Program

The Missouri Eagle Watch Program allows volunteers to contribute to the conservation of bald eagles in the state by reporting eagle and eagle nest sightings and collecting other information.

Projects by Division

Fisheries

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Mission: To manage biodiversity and sport fish populations for the benefit of Missouri users and provide excellent public service and quality...

Forestry

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Mission: To ensure healthy and sustainable forests and woodlands for future generations to use and enjoy.

Outreach and Education

Outreach & Education division

Mission: Empower Missouri citizens to become actively engaged in outdoor recreation activities and learn about conservation efforts.

Private Lands

Private lands division

Mission: To help landowners meet their land management objectives in ways that enhance fish, forest, and wildlife conservation.

Resource Science

Radio Telemetry

Mission: To provide the science-based information needed to conserve, appreciate, and effectively manage the living resources of Missouri.

Wildlife

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Mission: To actively manage and restore Missouri’s plants, animals, and their habitats for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations...