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.

regions mapWe will consider your input during the process of finalizing the plans.

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Bruns Access contains 77 acres of bottomland and upland fields in Osage County. Bottomland areas provide public fishing access to the Maries River and habitat for wetland species. Upland areas provide opportunity for small game and deer hunting, wildlife/wildflower viewing, hiking and many other recreational opportunities.


The Loess Hill Prairies are home to Species of Conservation Concern that depend upon the loess hill prairie and its surrounding forests and woodlands. It includes the Brickyard Hill, Jamerson C. McCormack and Star School Hill Prairie Conservation Areas. The areas provide the public with a 13-acre fishing lake, more than six miles of hiking trails and primitive camping.

The Elam Bend Conservation Area provides a river-oriented, multiple-use area for the public on an unchannelized portion of the upper Grand River. This 1,483 acre area contains habitat for game and non-game wildlife; a public shooting range; three fishable ponds; and primitive camping.

The Buchanan County Conservation Areas contain grasslands and woodlands that are managed for game and non-game wildlife and their habitat. This area includes the Agency, Arthur Dupree, Bee Creek, Wilfrid V. and Anna C. Kneib Memorial, Sunbridge Hills and Caroline Sheridan Logan Memorial Conservation Areas.

Key Messages: 

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish.

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