Bristow Conservation Area

Driving Directions

In Nevada, take I-49/Highway 71 exit 101, then Route K east and south and then east again for 6.50 miles, then 2100 Road south 0.50 mile.

Highlights

This area contains cropland, grassland, with prairie, and some forest and wetlands.

About This Area

Bristow Conservation Area was once part of a vast prairie ecosystem that covered more than one-quarter of Missouri. The majority of the native prairie here was plowed or converted in the past to make way for other land uses. Bristow still has three native prairie remnants in the northwest portion of the area.

Managment practices include prescribed burning, haying, and other tools to simulate historic disturbances that maintain healthy grasslands and limit the negative impacts of invasive plants, including trees, which were historically uncommon here.

Management priorities include providing nesting and brood-rearing habitat for bobwhite quail and grassland birds along with providing early successional habitat through cropping.

General Information

Kansas City

Vernon

417-876-5226

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Fall deer/turkey booklet.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  0.75 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 73.00  
Forest and Woodland 5.00  
Native Prairie 23.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 54.00  
Wetland 2.00  
Total Area Acres:158.00 

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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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