Conservation Areas

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Bruns Tract

Bruns Tract

The once-existing 160 acres of cropland has been converted to native prairie plantings and most of the timber has been removed. The current management efforts are to provide both nesting and brood-rearing cover for prairie chickens and bobwhite quail. High quality grasslands are important habitat for many species. This area is being managed for grassland diversity that provides habitat for a diverse group of plants and animals. Because less than one-half of one percent of our original prairie remains, some of these species have become increasingly rare. Area managers use prescribed fire, mowing, and other management practices to maintain healthy grasslands, simulate historic disturbances, and limit the negative impacts of invasive plants. Quail and other early-successional species are common on this area.

State Highway B and Hope Dale Road
Green Ridge, Missouri 65332
Phone: (660) 530-5500
https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/bruns-tract
Bryson’s Hope Conservation Area

Bryson’s Hope Conservation Area

The original 195-acre tract of Bryson’s Hope was acquired by the Missouri Department of Conservation in 2006.  An additional 90 acres was purchased in 2008. This area falls within the Green Ridge Focus Area as identified in the Greater Prairie Chicken Recovery Plan. When acquired, the habitat was intensively
row-cropped. Since acquisition, the area has been converted to a variety of cool-season and warm- season grass mixtures. The purpose of this area is to provide optimum nesting and brood-rearing habitat not only for prairie chickens, but also other grassland species.
Recreational Opportunities:
Bird Watching – Fishing – Hunting – Hiking – Wildlife Viewing – Outdoor Photography – Picnicking – Frogging

Greenridge, Missouri 65332
Phone: (660) 530-5500

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Grandfather Prairie Conservation Area

Grandfather Prairie is an 80-acre native prairie remnant named after the Osage Indians' traditional name for the sun. The area offers birdwatching, prairie wildflower viewing, and deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, and turkey hunting opportunities.

Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (660) 530-5500

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Hartwell Conservation Area

The Hartwell Conservation area consists primarily og cool and warm season grass interspersed with trees, mostly Osage orange and Black locust.

Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (660) 530-5500

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Kahrs-Boger Park

The Kahrs-Boger area contains cropland, forest, grassland, old fields, fishable pond (1 acre), permanent stream (Lake Creek).

Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (660) 530-5500

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Kearn Memorial Conservation Area

The W. R. Kearn Memorial tract was named for William R. “Ted” Kearn, who donated this 120acre tract in 1987. Management of the area is primarily for upland wildlife species. The terrain is gently rolling open fields. Area managers use prescribed fire, grazing, and other management practices to maintain healthy grasslands, simulate disturbances, and limit the negative impacts of invasive species. High quality grasslands are important habitat for many species. The W. R. Kearn Memorial Conservation area is being intensely managed for prairie chickens. Crop fields have been converted to native warm-season and cool-season grasses to provide both nesting and brood-rearing cover for prairie chickens. Many species of grassland wildlife, including Northern Harriers, Upland Sandpipers, and Shortear Owls are commonly seen on this area.
Recreational Opportunities:
Bird Watching – Fishing – Hunting – Hiking – Wildlife Viewing – Outdoor Photography – Picnicking – Frogging


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Kearn Memorial Wildlife Area

The 1,674 acres of the J. N. "Turkey" Kearn Memorial Wildlife Area features a variety of habitat types including wooden hills, bottomlands, crop fields, and native grass fields. The area offers bird watching, fishing, and hunting opportunities.

Green Ridge, Missouri 65332
Phone: (660) 530-5500

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Pinhook Access

The 4 acres of the Pinhook Access offer access to Muddy Creek. There is a Pettis County historical marker here commemorating St. Helena, the first Pettis County seat.

Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (660) 530-5500

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Spring Fork Lake

Spring Fork Lake offers birdwatching and bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish opportunities.

Spring Fork Lake Road
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (660) 826-1234

Horse Stables

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Fischer Stables at the Katy Trail, LLC

This modern, 70 stall equine facilty offers four different boarding packages from stalls with attached outdoor paddocks to pasture boarding. The horse stables can provide hourly or daily rental of an outdoor or indoor lighted arena. Horseback riding trails are available on the property with convenient access to Katy Trail State Park and beyond.

22299 Sacajawea Rd
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (660) 829-4677
http://www.fischerstables.com/

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Von Holten Ranch

Escape to the past at Von Holten Ranch in the "Gateway to the Ozarks." Von Holten Ranch is the complete stop for your weekend get away with creek crossings, timber, and well-marked trails.

30455 Pacific School Road
Mora, Missouri 65345
Phone: (660) 668-0880

Parks

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Housel Park

Housel Park is located at Howard and Hurley and is approximately five acres in size.
  • Baseball Field
  • Lighted Basketball Court
  • 2 Shelter Houses
  • Playground
  • Tiny Tots Play Area

Howard and Hurley
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (660) 826-4930

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Liberty Park

Today in Liberty Park, there is the main building, Convention Hall, which houses the Parks and Recreation Office. The building has an auditorium for recreation programs, an upstairs for dance programs and meeting rooms, as well as restroom facilities.
  • Liberty Stadium (Baseball Field)
  • Vansell Little League Field
  • 2 Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Libertyland Flyer Train with 1/8 mile track
  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • 6 Lighted Tennis Courts

1500 W. 3rd Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (660) 826-4930
http://www.sedaliaparks.com/index.cfm?page=facilities&parkid=9

Public Golf Courses

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