News Roundup – August 2012

A roundup of links to other websites with news and articles we’ve found interesting this month. Plus a list of the new and updated posts on Ozarks Walkabout in August.

Mark Twain national Forest News

August 31, 2012

Heading out into Mark Twain National Forest this weekend? The Forest service advises that you keep clear of river banks and rock bars and watch out for flash flooding on creek crossings. read more

MDC has lifted its statewide fire ban on all conservation areas effective immediately

August 31, 2012

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has lifted its statewide fire ban on all conservation areas effective immediately. According to MDC, the remnants of tropical storm Isaac are bringing significant rain to most of the state. read more

Volunteers needed for cleanup day at Smithville Lake

August 29, 2012

Volunteers are welcome for the 23rd Annual Smithville Lake Federal Lands Cleanup Day 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. Participants should check in at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center at the south end of the dam on Route DD. read more

Wildfire danger remains high in rural areas

August 29, 2012

Kansas City, Mo. — The recent scattered rains across west Missouri provided a temporary break from drought in an unusually hot summer, but the moisture was not sufficient to end wildfire dangers. The public is urged to avoid burning in outdoor areas and be careful with spark sources such as lit cigarettes and farm machinery, said Mark Nelson, a regional forestry supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Many counties and all MDC conservation areas still have burn bans in place. read more

MDC feral hog removal efforts making progress on public lands

August 15, 2012

Feral hogs have a reputation for being belligerent. We’ve not seen any but we have seen evidence of them. MDC asks that anyone spotting feral hogs on an MDC conservation area contacts their local MDC office or conservation agent. Feral hogs spotted on private lands can be reported to MDC offices or to the USDA Wildlife Services at 573-449-3033, ext. 13.
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Trees that are brown may not be down

August 22, 2012

Trees all across Missouri are turning brown. Some have dropped their leaves and look dead, but looks can be deceiving. The Missouri Department of Conservation has advice about how to tell if a tree is dead and how to help more

Updates to our website – just in case you missed them

New Posts on Ozarks Walkabout

Updated posts

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