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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DRAFT Burnt Mill Cave Conservation Area Management Plan

This area is managed to provide diverse wildlife habitat and compatible recreational opportunities. The area includes the Little Niangua River Natural Area (254 acres ​total). The natural area includes approximately 20 acres of riverine habitat along the Little Niangua River. This segment of the Little Niangua River supports high-quality fish habitat with a diverse native darter community. Much of the 220 upland acres contain excellent examples of Ozark woodland and glade habitats.

St. Louis

DRAFT Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area

This area is managed to provide opportunities for diverse public use. Wetland and bottomland natural communities are managed to balance fish, forest, and wildlife resources with public recreational use. Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area provides hunting, trapping, fishing, and wildlife viewing opportunities. There are 11 wetland pools (and associated levees) and one disabled-accessible waterfowl hunting blind for public use and enjoyment.

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