Area Plans - View & Comment

New plans posted monthly

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.

We will consider your input during the process of finalizing the plans.

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Conservation Area Plans Open for Comment

Browse final, approved conservation area management plans.


DRAFT Ted Shanks Conservation Area Management Plan

This area includes 6,705 acres in Pike County. The area is managed to protect, restore, and provide fish, forest, and wildlife habitats, particularly wetlands and their associated plants and animals, while emphasizing biodiversity and ecosystem integrity. It is also managed to provide high-quality public use opportunities for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. This area provides an ADA-accessible headquarters office (with draw room, visitor room, observation room, hunter check-in room, and public restroom), 24 wetland pools, one gravel boat ramp, two concrete boat ramps, nine waterfowl hunting blinds (one is ADA-accessible), one primitive camping area, two privies (both are ADA-accessible), a 0.3-mile hiking trail, and three fishing lakes (70, 40, and 10 acres).


DRAFT Carrick W. Davidson - Robert G. Paris Wildlife Area Management Plan

This area includes 270 acres in Howell County. The area is managed to provide fishing and upland game recreational opportunities; and to protect the riparian corridor of the Middle Fork Creek. This area provides two parking lots and 4.8 acres of fishing ponds for public use.


DRAFT Stockton Lake Management Lands Management Plan

This area includes 16,572 acres in Cedar, Dade, and Polk counties. The area is managed for wildlife associated with grassland, old field, glade, wetland, woodland, and forest resources with an emphasis on upland game. Fisheries resources are managed to maximize recreational sport-fishing opportunities on the area. This area provides one concrete boat ramp, a 14-mile hike/bike/horse trail, a 1.1-mile hiking trail, and viewing blind for public use.

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