Wilfrid V. and Anna C. Kneib Memorial Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From the junction of Highway 59/Route U in St. Joseph, take Route U west 3 miles, then County Road SW 43rd north 0.50 mile to area.


This area is primarily forest with some old fields and prairies.

About This Area

Wilfrid V. and Anna C. Kneib Memorial Conservation Area is in Buchanan County, near Lake Contrary, just southwest of St. Joseph.

This area was donated to the Conservation Department in 1985. Located in the Missouri River bottoms, this area was used as a borrow area for fill in the agricultural levees constructed in the early 1940s. The area now consists of advanced old field and native warm-season grass demonstration plots, established by the Conservation Department.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. See Regulations.  
Hunting-Pheasant Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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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
Forest and Woodland 10.00  
Other 7.00  
Native Prairie 5.00 Warm season grass/forb. demorstration spot. 
Wetland 5.00  
Old Field 8.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 5.00  
Total Area Acres:40.00 

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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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