The Missouri Department of Conservation is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians.
A draft management plan for the Department's Carpenter Memorial Conservation Area is available for public review through Sept. 30.
To preview this draft management plan and share comments online, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.
Carpenter Memorial Conservation Area contains 365 acres of forest in Morgan County, including 30 acres of old field wildlife food plot sites, and one mile of Robert's Branch tributary of the Osage River.
The department manages the area for wildlife and forest resources and to provide compatible recreational opportunities. The area offers one parking lot and good populations of deer, doves, squirrels and turkeys.
Carpenter Memorial Conservation Area is also listed as a bird-watching hot spot by the Audubon Society of Missouri.