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Missouri Department Of Conservation


Government Agency

About Us

Our mission is 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. We help make Missouri a great place to live. We conserve and protect our state's great outdoors. The Cape Girardeau Nature Center showcases the rich cultural history and diverse natural resources of southeast Missouri. Exhibits, trails, programs, educational resources, and kids' only fishing pond.


Rep/Contact Info

Mr. Jerry Beckett
Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Ms. Jennifer Behnken
Community Forester
Mr. Josh Hartwig
SE/OZ Media Specialist
Mr. Dave Herzog
Resource Science Field Station Supervisor
Ms. Bridget Jackson
SE/OZ Regional Recreational Use Specialist
Ms. Jamie Koehler
Assistant Nature Center Manager
Mr. Salvador Mondragon
Fisheries Management Biologist
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Ms. Laci Prucinsky
Nature Center Manager
Mr. Ben Stratton
Conservation Agent
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Ms. Sara Turner
Regional Resource Planner