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 MDC. This year will be no different. CFM will do everything in our power to ensure MDC remains the agency our founders fought to establish based on the belief that science, not politics, should govern the forest, fish and wildlife of our state.