Conservation Area Plans Open for Comment

Do you have ideas about how your conservation areas are managed? We’d like to hear them.

New plans posted monthly

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.

regions mapWe will consider your input during the process of finalizing the plans.

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Manito Lake Conservation Area includes 871 acres of old field, woodland, grassland, cropland, lake and glade habitats. The area provides a 77-acre fishing lake, two fishing jetties, concrete boat ramp, parking lots and privy for public use and enjoyment.

Kansas City

Lone Jack Lake Conservation Area includes 295 acres of woodland, grassland, impounded water, cropland and prairie plantings. The area contains a 35-acre fishing lake, fishing pond, boat ramp, fishing jetty and parking lots available for public use and enjoyment.

Guy B. Park Conservation Area includes 380 acres of woodland, cropland, grassland, old field, scrub and water. The area contains an 18-acre fishing lake (Tobacco Hills Lake), fishing dock, boat ramp, 1-acre fishing pond, parking lots and privy that are available for public use and enjoyment.


Frost Island Conservation Area contains 1,233 acres of diverse natural communities, including bottomland timber, old fields, native sand prairie and wetlands. Management efforts are focused on encouraging healthy populations of turkey, deer, quail, ring-necked pheasants and associated non-game species; conserving and enhancing water quality and the area's natural communities; and offering the public compatible outdoor recreational opportunities.


Jamesport Commmunity Lake includes 145 acres of forest, lakes/ponds, grassland and old field. The area provides a 30-acre lake, concrete boat ramp, 2.5 miles of easy hiking trails, parking lots and privy for public use and enjoyment.


Little Prairie Conservation Area includes 342 acres that provide upland wildlife areas and public recreational opportunities, including fishing and canoeing at William E. Towell Lake, bird watching, hiking and hunting. Publicly available amenities include a 95-acre lake, fishing docks, concrete boat ramp and fishing pond.


Buford Mountain Conservation Area includes 3,824 acres of forest/woodland and glade habitat. The area contains 10.5 miles of hiking trails and parking areas for public use and enjoyment.

St. Louis

August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area includes 6,987 acres that are managed to provide grassland, cropland, woodland and edge habitat to protect wildlife resources, improve water quality of the area lake and streams and promote outdoor recreation. The area includes eight hiking trails, 32 man-made lakes, 12 walk-in fishing ponds, 19-point firing range, 14-position archery range, 95 rental boats, four fishing docks, 43 fishing jetties/platforms, 47 parking lots, 15 picnic tables and five viewing blinds for public use.

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Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish.

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