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.
Bird Watching – Fishing – Hunting – Hiking – Wildlife Viewing – Outdoor Photography – Picnicking – Frogging
From Green Ridge, take Route B west 3 miles, then Hope Dale Road south 2 miles.