Outdoors

BA Services, Inc. to operate Meramec State Park lodging, watercraft rental and retail concessions

BA Services, Inc. (BAS), a property management and service company, is now operating and managing the lodging, watercraft rental, grill and retail operations in Meramec State Park for Missouri State Parks. The new partnership was effective Jan. 1, 2021.

MDC’s Busch Shooting Range holds two Beginning Handgun Live Fire sessions for women March 16

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center is offering women who have completed the March 15, Beginning Handgun virtual class a special opportunity for a live shooting experience.

MDC invites public to three virtual vulture programs on Feb. 27

Vultures are a well-known, but under-appreciated member of the bird world. Few people realize it, but these large, dark-colored birds that many people refer to as “buzzards” perform valuable roles in nature.

Learn how to make baskets from native wood at MDC online program

Baskets don’t have to be store-bought to be good. Some of our native trees can provide material that – with the proper technique and a little patience – can be transformed into a container that’s both functional and beautiful.

Missouri Prairie Foundation earns national recognition

 Missourians strongly support protecting the open spaces they love. Since 1966, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has been doing just that for the people of Missouri. With its 25 properties across the state, which are open to the public to enjoy, the Missouri Prairie Foundation is protecting extremely biologically diverse and rare original, unplowed prairie, which is one of the most imperiled ecosystems on the planet, as well as expanding prairie habitat with native grassland plantings.