Outdoors

Missouri State Parks now accepting nominations for all-terrain and utility task vehicle riding representative on Missouri Trails Advisory Board

Missouri State Parks is accepting nominations for an all-terrain and utility task vehicle (ATV/UTV) riding representative to serve a three-year term on the Missouri Trails Advisory Board.

MDC offers virtual pond management workshop March 11 for landowners

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites landowners to attend a free, online workshop this winter on pond management. The virtual workshop will take place on Thursday, March 11, 6:30–9 p.m. Participants must preregister at mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/175913.

MDC suggests fish habitat projects for ponds doable in winter

What’s doable when it’s cold outside is improving underwater habitat for forage and sport fish in ponds and small lakes. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) suggests adding underwater structures to boost sport fish such as largemouth bass and the fathead minnows they feed on. Completing projects now will have them ready for spring when fish spawn and summer when anglers like to catch fish.

MDC reminds pet owners about the possibility of coyote encounters this time of year

Breeding season for coyotes begins in February, which makes them more active this time of year. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says it’s important to be vigilant of pets during this time in areas where coyotes are known to live.