Missouri Department of Conservation

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Christmas Trees Become Fish Habitat In St. Louis Lakes

Officials say man-made lakes do not have much fish habitat, and the trees provide woody cover.



DNA Testing to Determine If Animal Shot is Wolf

In Missouri, the last documented native wolf was killed in Taney County in 1950.


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Disease Threatens Missouri’s Nation-Leading Walnut Crops

“We have almost twice as many walnut trees as any other state,” says Simeon Wright, a forest pathologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation.


The Big Chill Open Water Swimming Competition

Blue-Green Algae Threat To Humans, Animals

The Missouri Department of Conservation spokesperson says blue-green algae blooms are a serious health threat.


Close Up Of An Adult Female An Adult Male Nymph And Larva Tick Is Shown June 15 2001

St. Louis’ Tick Population Increasing

Ticks are becoming more abundant in the St. Louis area.


A half mile of asphalt road on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is shown devastated by recent flooding when the area’s Missouri River levee was breached last week.  Except for the visitor center, Columbia Bottom is closed until further notice.

Columbia Bottom Took On Extensive Flood Damage

The Columbia Bottom area is left severely damaged after a levee breach cause by recent flooding.


American burying beetle

Zoo Preps To Reintroduce Endangered Bettle

The St. Louis Zoo announced they plan to reintroduce the endangered American burying beetle this summer.



For West County Woman, Gun Ownership Has Newfound Importance

“I have to have one up on them. They don’t have anything to lose and I have everything to lose.”



Cape Girardeau Voters Reject Deer Hunting

By a vote of 1,485 to 1,279, voters on Tuesday ended a long controversy by repealing an ordinance that allowed deer hunting.



Deadly Syndrome Could Doom Missouri Bats

A disease that is up to 99 percent fatal in bats has turned up in a pair of local counties.