The Commission:

  • Name: Missouri Conservation Commission
  • Regulatory or advisory: Regulatory
  • Number of voting members: 4
  • Term length: 6 years
  • How selected: Appointed by Governor
  • Senate confirmation required: Yes
  • Selection criteria per statute

“There is hereby created a department of conservation to be headed by a conservation commission of four members…not more than two of whom shall be of the same political party.”

“Conservation Commissioners appoint the director of MDC, serve as MDC’s policy makers, approve Wildlife Code regulations…”

The Agency:

  • Name: Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Type: Standalone agency
  • Title of Agency Director: Director
  • Selection process: Appointed by the Conservation Commission
  • Mission statement from agency website

“To protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state; to facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.”

Revenue for the Missouri Department of Conservation, FY2021:

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America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

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