The Missouri Conservation Commission will meet in open session on May 31st at Van Buren beginning at 8:30 am. An excutive session will have met the evening before but its closed to the public.
The executive session is where things that are legally deemed to be permissable to discuss outside the view of the general public are taken up. Some examples are matters regarding personnel, license revocations, and certain real estate discussions.
One item on the agenda of particular interest to Missouri outdoor folks will be a presentation by Jason Sumners, MDC Resource Scientist. Jason will be discussion the status of the Missouri deer herd as well as proposed regulation changes for the upcoming year.
Another item that will be discussed is possible changes to regulations on early migratory bird seasons. This presentation will come from Doreen Mengel, MDC Resource Scientist.
Two other planned presentations will be given by Michael Bill, MDC Resource Forester and by Jeff Cockerham, MDC Education Outreach Chief. Michael will be discussion sustainable forest management guidelines. Jeff will be discussing the Missouri Hunter Education program.
There will be a reccomendation to sell 1.1 million board feet of timber off of Pech Ranch Conservation Area.
Other topics include some project status summaries and the like, as well as all the license revocations for the month.
visit mdc.mo.gov for more information.