Conservation Commission Action - October 2015

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  1. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo

    Conservation Commission Action – OCTOBER 2015

    The Missouri Conservation Commission met Oct. 22 at the MDC Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona for its closed session and Oct. 23 at the MDC Ozark Regional Office in West Plains for its regular open meeting. Commissioners present were:​

    • Marilynn J. Bradford, Chair
    • David W. Murphy, Vice Chair
    • James T. Blair, IV, Secretary
    • Don C. Bedell, Member
    The Commission received the following staff presentations/reports:

    • Communications Update -- Joanie Straub, Outreach and Education Division Chief
    • Report of the Regulations Committee (no action items) – Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
    • Southwest Missouri Quail Ecology Project and Quail Focus Area Update -- Bill White, Private Land Services Division Chief; and Kyle Hedges, Wildlife Management Biologist
    • Information Technology: Past, Present, and Future – Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief
    • Major Construction Projects Status Report – Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief
    • Current Financial Report – Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer
    • Fountain Grove Conservation Area Pump Station -- Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief; Jennifer Battson Warren, Wildlife Division Chief; and Sherry Fischer, Stream Services Program Supervisor
    The Commission:

    • Recognized Department staff members who have received recent awards.
    • Received public comments from Spencer Turner of Columbia (delivered by Dan Kreher of Ellisville) regarding smallmouth bass management in Missouri waters.
    • Received public comments from Leonard Sonnenschien of St. Louis, President of World Aquarium and Conservation for the Oceans Foundation, regarding development plans for a new public aquarium on the St. Louis riverfront.
    • Approved the Conservation Priorities Three-Year Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2019.
    • Approved an agreement for the design of 13 radio tower replacements across the state.
    • Approved proposals for the fabrication of exhibit features at Runge Conservation Nature Center located in Cole County.
    • Approved a contract for construction of the Conservation Commission Headquarters Corridor Replacement Project located in Cole County.
    • Approved the designation of Mingo Natural Area in Stoddard and Wayne Counties as a new Missouri Natural Area for the Missouri Natural Areas System.
    • Approved revisions to the Department’s Hunting Incident Reporting and Investigation Policy.
    • Approved the suspension or revocation of one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of 15 individuals for cause:
    • Mike E. Boyer, Willow Springs, Hunting, 1 Year;
    • William S. Cade, Wapappello, All Sport, 1 Year;
    • Jeffrey T. Clayton, Jr., Louisiana, Hunting and Fishing, 1 Year;
    • Eric T. Colburn, Carrollton, Fishing, 1 Year;
    • Robert A. Dodds, Mansfield, Fishing, 2 Years;
    • Steven M. Ebling, St. Joseph, All Sport, 1 Year;
    • Clint E. Hipkins, Shelbina, Fishing, 1 Year;
    • Gary N. Hipkins, Shelbina, Fishing, 1 Year;
    • Charles D. Hoffman, Trenton, Hunting, 3 Years;
    • Rickey B. Holt, Bunker, Hunting, 1 Year;
    • Michael A. Leeper, Plattsburg, All Sport, 1 Year;
    • Justin W. Miller, Osage Beach, All Sport, 1 Year;
    • Richard L. Parsons, Monett, Hunting, 1 Year;
    • Aaron Rummerfield, Kirksville, All Sport, 1 Year; and
    • Cotton R. Wheeler, Weaubleau, Hunting, 1 Year.

    • Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 454 individuals who are not in compliance with applicable child support laws.
    • Approved the suspension or revocation of one or more hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges of 291 individuals in accordance with the terms of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.
    • Set the next regular meeting for December 10-11, 2015, in Jefferson City.
    This document is provided for public information only and is not an official record of the Missouri Department of Conservation or Missouri Conservation Commission.
  2. 20 feet high

    20 feet high CROSSBOW HATER!

    Feb 19, 2009
    Like the public info of the violators!

  3. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    They should also post the names of the non payment of child support guys and gals too.
  4. wiser1

    wiser1 Trash Picker

    Apr 15, 2013
    Jefferson county
    What do you have to do to get all sport for a year ?
    or fishing for a year ? ..No license ?
  5. OutbackBio

    OutbackBio Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Kansas City
    Assuming a major infraction not just a no license. More like shooting from a vehicle with a spotlight and no tags or 20 trout over limit . Possibly multiple infractions multiple years. (best guess)
  6. Venator

    Venator Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Central Missouri
    More news from the Commission Meeting

    From: Bob Ziehmer
    Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015 2:31 PM
    To: MDC ALL
    Subject: Director's Office Announcements

    Effective November 1, 2015, duties within the Director’s Office will be adjusted to provide more effective strategic direction to the Department. The position of Deputy Director–Administration/Communication, currently held by Tim Ripperger, will be retitled to Deputy Director–Business.

    With the Commission’s support, I am pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Battson Warren to the position of Deputy Director–Business. In this position, Jennifer will supervise the Administrative Services and Design and Development Divisions, the Information Technology Unit, and federal aid activities. Jennifer will work closely with the Department’s Chief Financial Officer to take the lead in coordinating and carrying out agency activities associated with obtaining approval of legislative bills providing spending authorization for the Department and will lead strategic budget development ensuring advancement of divisional and agency priorities. Jennifer will also act as Chair of the Realty Committee and the Capitol Improvements and Information Technology Committee and will serve as agency point of contact for counties (e.g., Missouri Association of Counties and county commissioners) and municipal governments.

    Jennifer obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the University of Missouri-Columbia and began her career with the Department on March 1, 1996. Jennifer has held several positions in multiple divisions, including Resource Forester Assistant, Management Forester, GIS Analyst, Private Land Conservationist, Forestry Programs Specialist, Wildlife Regional Supervisor, and Wildlife Management Chief before being promoted to Wildlife Division Chief on September 1, 2012. With her field and central office experience and strong leadership skills, Jennifer has the expertise to provide the strategic direction necessary in her new role as Deputy Director–Business. Please help me congratulate Jennifer on her promotion.

    Also effective November 1, 2015, the position of Assistant to Director–Governmental Affairs, currently held by Aaron Jeffries, will be retitled to Deputy Director–Outreach and Policy. In this position, Aaron will supervise the Outreach and Education Division, the Policy Coordination Unit, and the Governmental Affairs Specialist (part-time Leadership Development position). Aaron will also continue to serve as lead liaison with members of the General Assembly and Executive Branch, U.S. Congress, and provide interagency coordination with various federal, state, and non-governmental interest groups.

    Aaron received a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Science and a Master’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Aaron started his career with the Department on May 1, 2000, and has held several positions, including Wildlife Biologist, Policy Specialist, Area Biologist, Upland Game Coordinator, Governmental Relations Specialist, Private Land Program Supervisor, and Assistant to the Director. His strong communication and leadership skills and experience with the legislature will continue to benefit the agency. Please help me congratulate Aaron on his new role.

    The position of Deputy Director–Resource Management, currently held by Tom Draper, will continue to supervise the Fisheries, Forestry, Private Land Services, Protection, Resource Science, and Wildlife Divisions. Tom will continue to act as Chairperson of the Regulations Committee, lead strategic budget development ensuring advancement of divisional and agency priorities, and provide state legislative liaison support.

    These changes to the Director’s Office will support the efforts of all employees to achieve solid advancements for Missouri’s fish, forest, wildlife, and citizens. I thank each of you for your continued support of the Director’s staff in meeting their responsibilities. Every employee is an important member of our conservation team.

    Bob Ziehmer