Date: 6/1/18 10:00 am From: Allen Gathman <agathman...> Subject: Fwd: MDC: Public input sought for Otter Slough Conservation Area
No sighting: see below. Otter Slough is a very important birding area in
the southeastern part of the state.
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From: Missouri Department of Conservation <
Date: Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 10:01 AM
Subject: MDC: Public input sought for Otter Slough Conservation Area
The Otter Slough CA management plan is open for public review until June
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*Editors and webmasters* – This release has a kill date of June 30. The
plan will not be available online for input after June 30 so all usage of
this release should occur early in the month if possible.
MDC: Public input sought for Otter Slough Conservation Area
The Otter Slough CA management plan is open for public review until June 30.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in
the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans, and
is seeking public input on how the Otter Slough Conservation Area (CA) is
important to Missourians. The Otter Slough CA management plan is open for
public review until June 30.
MDC manages nearly 1,000 conservation areas covering almost one million
public acres throughout the state for the purpose of restoring and
conserving fish, forest and wildlife resources, and for providing
appropriate public use, research and demonstration areas.
Conservation Area Management Plans document strategies for natural resource
management and public use on specific conservation areas. Area plans also
help communicate an area’s purpose and management direction to staff and
“It’s important that citizens have a chance to provide their input to their
conservation areas,” said Matt Bowyer, MDC’s Southeast Region Wildlife
Supervisor. “We provide a service by managing these areas and we strive to
develop quality habitat to promote wildlife health as well as outdoor
opportunities for Missourians.”
Conservation Area Management Plans do not address regulations on hunting,
fishing and other area uses, which are set by the Conservation Commission
and enforced under the Wildlife Code of Missouri.
Area plans are currently posted on the MDC website and available at MDC
offices for public comment for a limited time.