Friday, February 6, 2015

How are conservation areas important to you?

Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area
The Missouri Department of Conservation is in the process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments. To view management plans and share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.  
The following draft Conservation Area Management Plans are available for public comment from February 1-28, 2015.  

Central Region 

Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area Management Plan - This conservation area includes 733 acres that contain a 205-acre fishing lake, research ponds and facilities, and managed forests, woodlands and grasslands.The area also provides rental boats, a fishing dock, concrete boat ramp, fishing jetties, picnic areas, additional fishing ponds and hiking trails that are available for public use.

Ozark Region 

Eminence District Towersites Area Management Plan - These towersites provide fire detection, emergency communication and managed forest resources. Towersites included in this plan are the Doniphan, Rose Hill, Thomasville and Hunter Towersites.
Howell and Ozark County Towersites Area Management Plan - These towersites are managed for emergency communications and fire detection purposes. Towersites included in this plan are the West Plains, Mountain View, Tecumseh, Brandsville and Timber Knob Towersites.
Phelps and Pulaski County Towersites Area Management Plan - These areas are maintained primarily for wildfire detection purposes. Towersites included in this plan are theDixon, Fort Leonard Wood and Rosati Towersites.

Take a look at management plans and share your thoughts online at mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.