Conservation Commission Agenda

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Thursday, May 28, at MDC Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City

  • 8:30 a.m. — Closed Executive Session
  • 1 p.m. — Regular Open Meeting

Background documents related to the open agenda items are available for public viewing at Conservation Department Headquarters, Jefferson City, for eight calendar days prior to the meeting. Any person who would like to comment to the Commission about a specific agenda item must make a written request to the Director at least four calendar days prior to the meeting. The time allotted for public comment and the number of speakers will be at the Commission’s discretion. Recording the open meeting is permissible, pursuant to any guidelines established by the Commission to minimize disruption to the meeting. Individuals wishing to record the open meeting by audiotape, videotape, or other electronic means should notify the Director at least four calendar days prior to the meeting so accommodations for such recording can be made.

May 28, 8:30 a.m. — Closed Executive Session:

  • Vote to close meeting
  • Approval of minutes of previous executive session(s) (610.021 RSMo.).
  • Consideration of supporting documentation related to recommendations to suspend or revoke hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges (621.021(1), 610.021.14, 454.440.9, 211.321 RSMo.)
  • Consideration of confidential or privileged communications between the Commission and its Internal Auditor regarding work product (610.021(17) RSMo.).
  • Consideration of negotiated contracts (610.021(12) RSMo.).
  • Consideration of legal actions, causes of action, or litigation and attorney-client privileged communications as provided for in 610.021(1) RSMo.
  • Consideration of potential real estate transactions/negotiations (610.021(2) RSMo.).
  • Consideration of recommendations relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/promoting of personnel (610.021(3) RSMo.).
  • Adjourn closed session.

May 28, 1 p.m. — Regular Open Meeting:

  • Call to order — Don C. Bedell, Chair


  • Director’s Comments — Sara Parker Pauley, Director
  • Action Item: Consideration of items on the Consent Calendar (to be approved with a single action unless any Commission member requests an item be removed and taken up separately).  Items removed will be addressed as the last action item on the meeting agenda.

Regulations Committee

  • Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, and associated action items — Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation/Action Item: Recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code regarding rules pertaining to all portions of the 2020-2021 deer hunting season — Presentation by Jason Isabelle, Cervid Program Supervisor, and Action Item by Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation/Action Item: 2021-2025 Duck Season Structure and Season Date Formula Recommendations — Presentation by Andy Raedeke, Environmental Resource Scientist, and Action Item by Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation: Future Bear Season Framework. (not an action item) — Laura Conlee, Furbearer Biologist
  • Presentation: COVID-19: Potential Impacts to Wildlife -- Sherri Russell, State Wildlife Veterinarian

Administrative Services Division — Andrew Bond, Financial Services Chief

  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval of the Department’s Fiscal Year 2021 Internal Expenditure Plan
  • Financial Report

Realty Committee -- Jennifer Battson Warren, Deputy Director and Chair, Realty Committee

  • Action item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 5.3 acres in Knox County currently leased by the Department of Conservation as a towersite
  • Action item: Recommendation for approval to sell the 40-acre Cecil G. Grove Memorial Conservation Area in Lafayette County
  • Action item: Recommendation for approval to enter into a Partner Agreement with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), which will award financial assistance from the Missouri Department of Conservation to TNC


  • Action Item: Consideration of items removed from the Consent Calendar, if any
  • Legislative Update -- Aaron Jeffries, Deputy Director
  • Other matters of interest
  • Adjourn

Future Meeting Dates

  • July 9-10, 2020
  • September 3-4, 2020
  • October 22-23, 2020
  • December 10-11, 2020

Consent Calendar

Items on the following Consent Calendar either require Commission Action (if noted) or may be written reports presented for Commission information only.

The Consent Calendar covers routine items to be taken up by the Commission as the first order of business and approved with a single action. Any Commission member may request an item be removed from the Consent Calendar to be addressed individually.  Any Commission member may abstain from voting on an item without removing it by specifying the item number and his/her desire to abstain prior to the vote.  Items removed from the Consent Calendar are taken up in numerical order as called for by the Commission Chair or as listed on the regular meeting agenda.


  • Action Item:  Approval of minutes of previous open meeting(s)
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of individuals for cause -- Jenny Frazier, General Counsel (for Internal Auditor)
  • Action Item:  Recommendation for approval to advertise and sell:
  • a) an estimated 1,484,070 board feet of timber located on 554 acres of Compartment 55, Rocky Creek Conservation Area in Shannon County;
  • b) an estimated 885,387 board feet of timber located on 245 acres of Compartment 4, Logan Creek Conservation Area in Reynolds County; and
  • c) an estimated 1,433,694 board feet of timber located on 391 acres of Compartment 7, Clearwater Conservation Area in Reynolds County. — Justine Gartner, Forestry Division Chief
  • Major Construction Projects Status Report -- Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief
  • Information Technology Projects Status Report -- Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief
  • Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan Update -- Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief

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