Bruns Tract

Driving Directions

From Green Ridge, take Route B west 3 miles to the intersection with Hope Dale Road.


Owned by the Missouri Prairie Foundation and managed by the Conservation Department. The primary management objective is to provide optimum brood-rearing and nesting cover for prairie chickens.

About This Area

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.

General Information

Kansas City




(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Quail Good population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
No Identified Features

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Grassland (non-prairie) 160.00  
Total Area Acres:0.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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