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.

Kansas City

DRAFT Baltimore Bend Conservation Area Management Plan

This area includes 1,202 acres in Lafayette County. MDC focuses on managing wildlife habitat, forest products, and compatible recreation on this area. There are three ponds (totaling 5 acres) that are managed for amphibian and reptile habitat. This area provides good opportunities for hunting and wildlife viewing.

Ozark

DRAFT Dean Davis Conservation Area Management Plan

This area includes 173 acres in Howell County. The area is managed for healthy forests and wildlife, the restoration of natural landscapes, and public recreational opportunities. This area provides one privy, a 1-mile hiking trail, one borrow pit fishing pond (0.75 acres), and an unstaffed archery range for public use and enjoyment.

DRAFT Gasconade Hills Conservation Area Management Plan

This area includes 371 acres in Pulaski County. The area provides citizens with outdoor recreational opportunities. The area was given to MDC as a temporary lease, and management activities are lease-limited.

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