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Conservation Area Plans Open for Comment

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

New plans posted monthly

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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Central

The Lamine River Basin Accesses include seven accesses that provide public fishing access to the Lamine and Blackwater rivers for boat and bank anglers. Accesses included in this plan are the Blackwater Bridge Access, De Bourgmont Access, Harriman Hill Access, McAllister Springs Access, Robert's Bluff Access and the Swinging Bridge Access.

Northeast

Rose Pond Conservation Area includes 379 acres of old field, cropland, grassland, bottomland forest and wetland habitat. Included in this area is a 16.2-acre wetland pool, 21.9-acre man-made wetland, three fishless ponds, irrigation well and 7,760-foot levee.The area was purchased because it contains critical habitat for several wetland species. It is managed to encourage healthy populations of wetland wildlife and provide permanent emergent marsh habitat, while offering compatible public recreational opportunites.

Ozark

Peck Ranch Conservation Area includes 23,763 acres of woodland, forest, glades, warm-season grass, old fields/upland fields and impounded water. The area is managed to maintain, enhance, and restore native plant and animal communities; and to provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities for the public. Ammenties available for public use include primitive campgrounds, shooting and archery ranges, hunting blinds, privies, 0.5-mile Tower Beaver Pond Nature Trail and 11-mile Ozark Trail.

White River Trace Conservation Area includes 2,044 acres of grassland, woodland, cropland, savanna and open water habitat. The area provides an upland wildlife area that is managed for bobwhite quail and other shrub/grassland wildlife. Publicly available amenities include a primitive campsite, 7.3-acre fishing lake, 65 fishless ponds and 1.1 miles of the Osage Indian Trail.

Southwest

Brush Creek Conservation Area includes 158 acres of forest and woodland. It was developed for the restoration, conservation, management and enhancement of natural communities; and to provide for public use of the area's resources.

Sentinel Conservation Area includes 160 acres of woodlands and glades. The area is managed for the restoration and conservation of its natural communities and to provide the public with opportunites to enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

Tipton Ford Access provides recreational access to Shoal Creek.

St. Louis

The Anderson and Sizemore Memorial Conservation Areas includes 521 acres of woodland and old field/eastern red cedar habitat. The areas are managed to provide upland wildlife habitat in a portion of Missouri that is lacking upland wildlife hunting opportunities. Management of the areas is focused on the eastern cottontail rabbit, but benefits a wide diversity of upland wildlife species.

Valley View Glades Natural Area includes 225 acres of woodland and glade and a 2.5 mile hiking trail for public use. The area is managed to preserve biodiversity and provide opportunities for diverse public use.

Valley View Glades Natural Area includes 225 acres of woodland and glade and a 2.5 mile hiking trail for public use. The area is managed to preserve biodiversity and provide opportunities for diverse public use.

Key Messages: 

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish.

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