Conservation Areas

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Bruns Tract

This 160-acre area is owned by the Missouri Prairie Foundation and is jointly managed by the Conservation Department. The once-existing crop land has been converted to native prairie plantings and most of the timber has been removed. This objective of this site is to provide optimum brood-rearing and nesting cover for prairie chickens.

State Highway B and Hope Dale Road
Green Ridge, 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 Conservation area is being intensely managed for prairie chickens. Cropfields 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.

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

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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