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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This conservation area includes 733 acres that contain a 205-acre fishing lake, research ponds and facilities, and managed forests, woodlands and grasslands.The area also provides rental boats, a fishing dock, concrete boat ramp, fishing jetties, picnic areas, additional fishing ponds and hiking trails that are available for public use.


These areas are maintained primarily for wildfire detection purposes. Towersites included in this plan are the Dixon, Fort Leonard Wood and Rosati Towersites.

These towersites are managed for emergency communications and fire detection purposes. Towersites included in this plan are the West Plains, Mountain View, Tecumseh, Brandsville and Timber Knob Towersites.

These towersites provide fire detection, emergency communication and managed forest resources. Towersites included in this plan are the Doniphan, Rose Hill, Thomasville and Hunter Towersites.


The Lewis Family Memorial Conservation Area contains 362 acres of forests, fields and glades. It is managed for the forested natural communities and the species they support. Old fields on the area are managed to maximize recreational hunting opportunities.

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Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish.

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