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Rep. Craig Redmon Withdraws Bill to Repeal Conservation Sales Tax

Jefferson City, Mo. | January 31, 2015 - The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) commends Representative Craig Redmon (District 4) for withdrawing HJR 8. This potentially devastating bill proposed a constitutional provision repealing the Conservation Sales and Use Tax. Passed in 1976 by Missouri citizens, the Conservation Sales and Use Tax represents the majority of conservation funding within Missouri. In 2014, the 1/8 of 1 percent…
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CFM Will Implement Legislative Action Center

The Conservation Federation of Missouri will have a new Legislative Action Center up and running in the next couple weeks. Once signed up, the system will allow residents to see who their representatives are and send already written emails directly to them with the click of a button. Conservation in Missouri is experiencing attacks like never before. Legislative bills are threatening our successful Department of Conservation by eliminating funding…
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New Interactive Advocacy Portal Coming Soon

We have some exciting news for you! As you know, the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) has always made advocating on your behalf a top priority. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have procured a new web-based technology that will inform and empower our advocacy efforts like never before. This enhancement to our website will keep all of us apprised of legislative developments on…
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Legislation Threatens Conservation Authority and Funding

Jefferson City, MO | January 16, 2015 -  Conservation is under attack. As you read this, legislation aimed at destroying the Department of Conservation by eliminating funding sources and altering the composition of the Conservation Commission is working it's way through our State Legislature. For the past 80 years, the Conservation Federation of Missouri has fought against legislative attacks aimed at diminishing the authority and funding of…
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Last Day of 2014 to Protect Conservation

Last Day of 2014 to Protect Conservation
Today is your last chance to make a tax-deductible donation to the Conservation Federation of Missouri before the year is over. Please help us protect the wildlife and natural resources you love and cherish. CFM had a busy, and very rewarding 2014. We fought to stop legislation that would have reclassified captive deer as livestock, we helped provide over one million meals of venison to Missourians in…
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Waterfowl Hunting and Wetland Conservation in Missouri – A Model of Collaboration book available for purchase through MDC Nature Shops

Waterfowl Hunting and Wetland Conservation in Missouri – A Model of Collaboration book available for purchase through MDC Nature Shops
Jefferson City, MO | October 6, 2014 - Discover the unique history of the "Missouri Model" of wetland and waterfowl management in this large format and richly illustrated new book. The success of Missouri's waterfowl and wetland conservation is not an accident.  Careful planning, skillful execution of well-designed strategies, public and private partnerships, strong citizen support and dedicated funding have all led to the quality wetland habitats and migratory…
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Chuck Helton Chosen as a Finalist in the ServiceWear Apparel Park Ranger of the Year Contest

Ranger Charles "Chuck" Helton serves as a wonderful ambassador for Missouri State Parks and its law enforcement group, the Ranger Program. Ranger Helton has shown a major commitment to promoting Missouri's state parks and historic sites, as well as the Ranger Program, through outreach and educational programming. He has personally presented the nationally acclaimed Hug-A-Tree and Survive program to more than 1,000 children in his…
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“Beware Missouri Outdoor Enthusiasts”

By Kenneth L. Kieser, The Examiner I have never been politically motivated—until now. My main focus has always been the outdoor world with sound conservation work and rewards like great hunting, fishing, or viewing various types of wildlife in their habitat. The definition of Conservation is “wise use,” a term that reflects common sense. I often wonder how some politicians were ever elected to office.…
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CFM Seeks Communications Specialist

The Conservation Federation of Missouri is seeking a Communications Specialist to serve as the primary content development and public relations officer for the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM).   POSITION TITLE: Communications Specialist SALARY RANGE: $30,000 - $35,000 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None REPORTS TO: Executive Director CLOSING DATE: July 25, 2014 JOB DESCRIPTION: The Communications Specialist serves as the primary content development and public relations officer…
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