Mission: To provide the science-based information needed to conserve, appreciate, and effectively manage the living resources of Missouri.
Resource Science Projects
MDC is exploring the use of LiDAR to model headcuts, bank instability, and riparian corridor condition assessment within the Grand River Grasslands.
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.
A multi-agency, multi-discipline partnership designed to develop a land classification model based on biotic and abiotic factors.
What is the economic impact of Missouri’s forest products? To answer this, MDC undertakes periodic assessments of the economic impact of the forest products industry on the state as a whole by working with data collected by the Federal government
The Missouri Department of Conservation offers over 420 miles of equestrian trails at more than 40 areas. To improve our knowledge of Missouri’s equestrians, their preferences and habits, MDC conducted a scientific survey of more than 5,000 users...
MDC’s Community Forestry Program advises, coordinates, and facilitates the efforts that affect Missouri’s community-owned trees. We use surveys, inventories and models to assess the status of Missouri's' urban forests.