Recently Updated Projects

Indiana bats

Missouri Bat Habitat Conservation Plan

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has developed a Bat Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) to address the potential for covered forest management activities to cause incidental take of five listed or otherwise at-risk bat species over a per

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Health Benefits of Nature

As part of MDC’s One Health initiative, we are happy to bring you a project we have been working on which focuses on the health benefits of being out in nature.

Scientists in boat taking measurements of catfish

Big Rivers Catfish Assessment

Studies of blue catfish and flathead catfish in the Missouri and Mississippi rivers (big rivers) were prompted by concerns from some anglers about overharvest and inadequate harvest regulations.

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LiDAR Applications Project

Light Range and Detection, which is more commonly referred to as LiDAR, is remote sensing technology that has become increasingly available and used for a wide range of purposes in the last 10-15 years.

Projects by Group



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 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.



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