Intensive grassland restoration management is occurring on this conservation area. This work will improve habitat for many species of wildlife including, quail, rabbits, grassland songbirds, and pollinators like monarch butterflies and native bees. Management efforts will center around large-scale removal of invasive trees, controlling invasive plants with herbicide, and seeding native prairie plants. Portions of the area may be posted as closed for public safety during these efforts. Call the St. Joseph Regional Office at 816/271-3100 with questions.
From Bethany, take Highway 136 east 9 miles, then Route CC south (right) 3 miles to the area.
This area contains old fields, forest, cropland, prairie, and two small wetlands. The area features two designated camping areas (primitive) and the 30-acre Helton Prairie Natural Area, which features unique wildflower displays from mid-May until early July.
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