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Conservation Day at the Capitol

What: Conservation Day at the Capitol Where: Missouri State Capitol Date: April 2, 2015 Time: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mark your calendar to attend the inaugural Conservation Day at the Capitol on April 2, 2015. This event has been designed to bring conservationists from all across Missouri together at the Capitol for a day of promoting and supporting our natural resources and outdoor heritage. We have reserved the entire 3rd floor Rotunda…
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Senate Bill 56 Substitute Addresses Non-Resident Permits

Legislation that would have eliminated fees for resident hunting, fishing and trapping permits has been replaced by a substitute version of Senate Bill 56. The new version of Senate Bill 56 addresses non-resident landowner permits. Senator Brian Munzlinger, the sponsor of Senate Bill 56, offered the substitute after learning Missouri would lose nearly $20 million in Federal reimbursements tied to the sale of permits. The…
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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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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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