Nature Section, Department of Conservation, Missouri
Data Center Description
During the first 40 years, hunting, fishing and trapping permits provided most of Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) funding, but in 1976 an expanded program, the "Design for Conservation," was passed to set aside one-eighth of one percent sales tax directly to the agency. That consistent funding, plus a strong, non-political structure and very supportive public helped make Missouri a national leader in conservation. Today MDC continues its legacy of protecting our state's wild resources and helping Missourians connect with their natural heritage.
-To protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state,
-To serve the public and facilitate their participation in resource management activities,
-To provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about fish, forest, and wildlife resources.