James D. Christie Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Rosendale, take Highway 48 northeast about 1.50 miles.


The areas contain forest, cropland, old fields, and grassland. There are fishable ponds on Christie CA.

About This Area

James D. Christie Conservation Area and The Eva Neely Davis Memorial Conservation Area are located in Andrew County. In 1915, James D. Christie donated 139 acres to the citizens of Andrew County to develop an agricultural experimental station to conduct research projects.

In 1976, the Conservation Department was appointed trustee to manage the area for various wildlife species. The Department purchased an additional 35 acres to bring the area to its present size. In 1971, Eva Davis donated 30 acres of forest land north of the Christie area to the Department.

The areas are managed for a wide range of game and non-game wildlife species and are available to the public for a variety of outdoor activities. Management of the area includes farming, haying, and prescribed burning, plus developing wildlife habitat by tree, shrub, and grass plantings and selective harvesting of timber.

General Information




Owned by MDC,Leased

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Canoeing  On area ponds.  
Fishing - Bass Fair population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population.  
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Pheasant Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites    
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond  1.30 acres  
Fishless Pond  1.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Lakes/Ponds 4.00  
Forest and Woodland 14.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 56.00  
Old Field 50.00  
Crop Land 47.00  
Other 3.00  
Total Area Acres:174.00 

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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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