Recently Updated Projects

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.

Survey clerks at Columbia Bottom CA

Visitor Use at Nature Centers

MDC has twelve Conservation Nature and Interpretive Centers. Managers need to know how many visitors come, what they do, and what economic value they receive.

Shooting at an MDC Range

MDC Shooting Range Use

MDC manages 69 areas with unstaffed shooting ranges that provide various kinds of shooting opportunities including: archery, rifle, handgun, and shotgun opportunities. We assessed user needs and desires, and compliance with rules and regulations.


The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP)

MRAP increases recreational opportunities on private land by providing payments to landowners opening their land for recreational activities. We estimate the associated increase in economic benefits.

Projects by Division



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



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 landonwers 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.



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