Press Releases

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 MDC. This year will be no different. CFM will do…
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Press Release – Participate in Giving Tuesday and Donate to CFM

Please support CFM on Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a day for organizations, businesses, community centers and any other company around the world to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give. By donating to CFM on Giving Tuesday, you are supporting conservation and making Missouri a better place. If you donate $25+, $50+ or $75 or more you will receive up to 3 free gifts (while supplies last). See our flyers below for more information.…
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Press Release – Share the Harvest and Help Feed Missouri Families

Jefferson City, MO | November 14, 2014 -  Share the Harvest is a partnership between the Conservation Federation of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation, regional food banks, local food pantries and meat processors to provide venison donated by hunters and processors to Missouri families in need.   "As Missourians head out to hunt early on Saturday morning, they are continuing a time-honored tradition in the Show-Me State," Gov. Nixon said. "Another Missouri tradition is helping our…
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Conservation Commission Takes Action To Protect Deer In Missouri

Public comments and dozens of public meetings showed overwhelming support for proposed regulations to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease. JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Conservation Commission unanimously voted to approve proposed amendments to regulations regarding the operation of hunting preserves and wildlife breeding facilities that hold white-tailed deer, mule deer, their hybrids, and other members of the deer family, known as cervids, to prevent the spread of diseases, including chronic wasting disease, to…
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The National Wildlife Federation Seeks Schools to Participate in Schoolyard Habitat Program

Jefferson City, MO | October 15, 2014 - The National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Schoolyard Habitat™ Program and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service want to create 24 demonstration schoolyard habitats near national wildlife refuges.  The program's objectives are to replicate, on a much smaller scale, the habitats found on national wildlife refuges, while creating outdoor classrooms that students and educators can build, maintain and access throughout the year.  The schoolyard habitats will feature some of the same…
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Kessinger Named Conservation Federation of Missouri Communications Specialist

Jefferson City, MO | September 23, 2014 -  Emma Kessinger has joined the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) as a communications specialist. In this role, Kessinger creates content for Missouri Wildlife, administers social media and serves as the chief media relations representative of CFM. "Communication is vital to the success of any organization. Having Emma on the CFM team means we will stay in front of our audiences. Our members will remain informed of what is taking place…
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HB 1326 and SB 506 Voting Lists

See if your House and Senate Representatives voted YES, to override the Governor's veto of the Ag Bill or NO, to not override the Governor's veto last week during the veto sessions. House Representative Vote Allen Yes Anders Yes Anderson Yes Austin Yes Bahr Yes Barnes No Bernskoetter No Berry Yes Black Yes Brattin Yes Brown Yes Burlison Yes Burns No Butler No Carpenter No Cierpiot Yes Colona No Conway (District 10) Yes Conway (District 104)…
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Captive Deer Regulations Remain With MDC

September 10, 2014 was a special day for the Conservation Federation of Missouri. It marked the 79th anniversary of the formation of our organization, and now also marks the day CFM helped end legislation that would have reclassified captive white-tailed deer from wildlife to livestock. Senate Bill 506 was an agriculture omnibus bill that contained legislation to transfer control of captive deer from the Missouri Department of Conservation to the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The bill…
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Bass Pro Shops Founder, Johnny Morris, “Very Much Opposed” to Transferring Control of Captive Deer

Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, sent the below letter to every member of the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives. Bass Pro Shops granted CFM permission to forward the letter to our entire membership and members of the media. This week, the Missouri General Assembly convenes for their veto session. If you, like Mr. Morris, are opposed to the legislation that will strip authority of captive deer from the Missouri Department of Conservation, then contact your legislators…
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Affiliate Summit – Thank you

Dear Affiliates, We would like to take a moment to send a sincere "thank you" for taking the time out of your busy schedules to attend last week's Inaugural Conservation Federation of Missouri Affiliate Summit. It was your participation that took what was only an idea to CFM's largest and most successful affiliate event. This summit reinforced the idea that there is no stronger group than conservationists in a united front. It makes us proud…
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