The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) awarded the annual David Risberg Memorial Grants for the third year in a row at the affiliate luncheon during our annual convention. These grants honor the memory of David A. Risberg, who was passionate about conservation, by making conservation projects across Missouri possible. These grants are only available to CFM affiliate organizations.
By Bill Cooper
In June of 1952, the Cook family made plans for a new family business in the rugged Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri. Their plans included a small dock, cafe, and motel on the not-quite-filled Corps of Engineers’ Bull Shoals Lake.
By Larry Dablemont
I headed for Lake of the Ozarks one morning last week under sunny skies. When I got there it was raining. Of course it was! Every time I have been fishing the past month it has been raining or was about to.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest more than $250,000 this fiscal year in Missouri, through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership to Restore Glades and Woodlands in the Central Ozarks. The funds will be available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to forest landowners in 10 counties in south-central Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Commission announce they are temporarily waiving permit requirements for sport fishing and daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents whose fishing privileges are not otherwise suspended.
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- Missouri state parks remain open for day-use, temporarily closing campgrounds and lodging March 27 through April 30
- MDC to close offices to visitors starting Monday
- Maramec Spring Park closing due to coronavirus
- Missouri state parks remain open, temporarily closing visitor centers and park or site offices to walk-in foot traffic - effective Friday, March 20