Area Plans - View & Comment

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Do you have ideas about how your conservation areas are managed? We’d like to hear them.

As conservation area management plans become available, we will post them for a month-long comment period.

Plans are posted below and listed by region of the state. Please review a plan and leave comments by following the link in the plan.

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Browse final, approved conservation area management plans.

Kansas City

DRAFT Dr. Frederick Marshall Conservation Area Management Plan

Marshall Conservation Area is 169 acres of forest, open land, grassland, savanna, and old field habitats in Platte County. This area is managed for wildlife and aquatic resources while providing public recreational opportunities.

DRAFT Little Bean Marsh Conservation Area Management Plan

Little Bean Marsh Conservation Area is 440 acres of bottomland forest, wetland, and old field habitats in Platte County. Management of this area is focused on emergent marsh natural community and its associated wildlife and aquatic resources. This area offers a viewing blind, a viewing deck, and 0.7 miles of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible trail for public use.

DRAFT Kahrs-Boger Park Management Plan

Kahrs-Boger Park is 108 acres of forest, open land, old field, and warm-season grass habitats in Pettis County. This area is managed to conserve and enhance wildlife, grassland, forest, and aquatic resources with an emphasis on forest species and compatible recreation and educational opportunities.

DRAFT Anthony & Beatrice Kendzora Conservation Area Management Plan

Kendzora Conservation Area is 746 acres of forest, old field, open land, grassland, and lake habitats in Platte County. This area is managed for wildlife and aquatic resources while providing compatible public recreational opportunities. Kendzora CA offers two parking lots and one fishing lake (Kendzora Lake) for public use.

Northwest

DRAFT Little Compton Lake Conservation Area Management Plan

Little Compton Lake Conservation Area is 344 acres of forest, woodland, old field, grassland, open land, and wetland habitats in Carroll County. This area was purchased to provide public fishing in the Grand River and Little Compton Lake and is managed to protect and enhance the natural resources. Little Compton Lake CA offers one concrete boat ramp, four designated campsites, and five fishing jetties for public use.

Ozark

DRAFT Indian Trail Conservation Area Management Plan

Indian Trail Conservation Area is 13,503 acres of forest, glade, savanna, woodland, and old field habitats in Dent County. This area is managed for healthy wildlife, forests, woodland resources, and compatible recreational opportunities. Indian Trail CA offers five primitive group camping areas, one firearms shooting range, one boat ramp with floating dock, and one 35-acre fishing lake, Blackwell Lake, for public use.

Southeast

DRAFT Current River Conservation Area Management Plan

Current River Conservation Area is 28,000 acres of forest, woodland, old field, open land, and glade habitats in Shannon County. This area is a study area for the Missouri Ozarks Forest Ecosystem Project and contributes to elk restoration efforts. Current River CA is managed to provide healthy forest and woodland cover to provide a diversity of habitat for native plants and animals and to enhance water quality in the Current and Black River watersheds. There is one 1.5-mile hiking trail, two fishing jetties, one archery shooting range, one firearm shooting range, and one overlook platform for public use.

Southwest

DRAFT Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area Management Plan

Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area is 2,701 acres of woodland, upland forest, glades, and old field in Christian County. Management of this area focuses on forest, woodland, and glade natural communities and the species they support. This area features one unstaffed shooting range, eight designated campsites, and 18 miles of multi-use (hike/bike/horse) trails for public use.

St. Louis

DRAFT Weldon Spring Conservation Area Management Plan

Weldon Spring Conservation Area is 8,398 acres of forest, woodland, open land, grassland, glade, and wetland habitats in St. Charles County. This area is managed for floodplain, grassland, woodland, and aquatic resources while providing recreational opportunities compatible with natural resource management. Weldon Spring CA offers one concrete boat ramp, one fishing pond, two fishing lakes, 13.5 miles of hiking trails, and 21.5 miles of multi-use trails (hiking and biking) for public use.

DRAFT B.K. Leach Memorial Conservation Area Management Plan

 B.K. Leach Memorial Conservation Area is 4,307 acres of wetland, forest, woodland, cropland, grassland, and old field habitats in Lincoln County. This area is managed for wetlands and bottomland natural communities to provide the public with diverse outdoor recreational opportunities. B.K. Leach Memorial CA offers five waterfowl hunting blinds and two fishing lakes for public use.

DRAFT Forest 44 Conservation Area Management Plan

Forest 44 Conservation Area is 998 acres of forest, woodland, and old field habitats in St. Louis County. This area provides opportunities for diverse outdoor recreation and is managed for the natural communities and habitats for native fish, forests, and wildlife. Forest 44 CA offers 2.6 miles of hiking trails, 11.8 miles of multi-use (hiking and horseback riding) trails, and Jay Henges shooting range for public use.

DRAFT Long Ridge Conservation Area Management Plan

Long Ridge Conservation Area is 1,813 acres of forest, woodland, and old field habitats in Franklin County. This area is managed for wildlife and woodland resources with an emphasis on woodland species and compatible recreational opportunities. Long Ridge CA offers over 8 miles of multi-use (hiking and horseback riding) trails for public use.

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