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.

Northeast

DRAFT Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area Management Plan

This area includes 1,248 acres in Knox County. The area is managed to provide diverse habitat for fish and wildlife through sound management practices, while offering the public compatible outdoor recreational opportunities. This area provides a concrete boat ramp, ADA-accessible fishing dock, courtesy dock (with fish-cleaning station), five pit toilets (three are ADA-accessible), picnic pavilion with campground (including 84 gravel pads), equestrian camping/loading area (with seven gravel pads), 158-acre fishing lake (Henry Sever Lake), 7.5-mile multi-use hike/bike/horse trail, one ADA-accessible hunting access, and three fishing jetties that are available for public use.

DRAFT Big Creek Conservation Area Management Plan

This area includes 1,064 acres in Adair County. The area is managed to provide diverse habitat for fish and wildlife through sound management practices, while offering the public compatible outdoor recreational opportunities. Special emphasis is placed on savanna and woodland  management, public recreation, and surface water protection for Forest Lake. There area three fishing ponds (1.5 acres total) and a 0.7-mile hike/bike trail (Thousand Hills Trail) available for public use.

Southwest

DRAFT Osage Fork Conservation Area Management Plan

This area includes 280 acres in Laclede County that are managed for healthy, sustainable, forest and woodland communities for future generations to use and enjoy. The area is managed to provide hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities and restore natural communities. This area provides a field archery range, static archery target range, ADA-accessible privy, and pavilion for public use.

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