Image result for Yellow Creek Conservation AreaMENDON, Mo. — A draft management plan has been made for the Yellow Creek Conservation Area, and the Missouri Department of Conservation is asking the public to review the plan and submit their opinions.

According to a news release, the Yellow Creek Conservation Area consists of 18 acres of wetland and 600 acres of forest of woodland. 474 acres of it is a Designated Natural Area and it borders the Swan Lake National Wildlife  Refuge.

Located in Chariton County, visitors can see deer turkey, songbirds, and other wildlife while hiking on several miles of trails. The area also contains several oxbows and sloughs, which provide an experience for visitors to learn about the natural lands.

This conservation area and others are going through a multi-year process of updating. Until September 30, the updates can be previewed and comments posted at visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.