Kansas City

MDC says "May the Forest Be With You" Oct. 1

Kansas City, Mo. – Long, long ago, forests evolved with trees large and small, bearing fruit and nuts, providing homes and sustenance for people and wildlife.

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 24

Kansas City, Mo. –  Step outdoors as the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) host Family Outdoors Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area in Lee’s Summit.

MDC offers free Prairie Day event Sept. 17

El Dorado Springs, Mo. – Early autumn adds new color to Missouri’s tallgrass prairie remnants and restorations. The goldenrod and ashy sunflowers bloom, letting yellow flowers wave over green grassland.

MDC seeks public input for Kahrs-Boger Park

Sedalia – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is updating management plans for Kahrs-Boger Park south of Sedalia in Pettis County. Plans for the area will be available for public comment through Sept. 30.

To preview draft management plans and share comments online, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

MDC seeks public comment on Little Compton Lake plan

Hale, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state.

MDC seeks public input for three areas in Platte County

Sedalia – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is updating management plans for three areas in Platte County. They include the Kendzora Conservation Area, Little Bean Marsh Conservation Area, and Dr. Frederick Marshall Conservation Area. Plans for the areas will be available for public comment through Sept. 30.

To preview draft management plans and share comments online, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

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 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.

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 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.

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