Kesler Park Trail Construction and Invasive Removal

Project #: 508341  –   Updated: December 26, 2016

Project Summary

Ecological restoration efforts at Kessler Park have been incredibly enhanced thanks to funding by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The combination of volunteer power and paid crews have resulted in a massive transformation of the forested area of Kessler Park. Visitors can now access the interior forest to enjoy the natural beauty being reclaimed from invasive bush honeysuckle. Animal tracks are numerous within the newly cleared corridors. Literally tons of trash and acres of honeysuckle have been cleared from a large area of Kessler Park stretching from Chestnut Trafficway to Belmo...

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Location (by county):
Jackson County (MO)

Watersheds:
Lower Missouri-Crooked

Congressional Districts:
MO District 05

Bird Conservation Regions:
Eastern Tallgrass Prairie

USFWS Regions:
Midwest Region

Project size:
0.38 miles

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Site Name Publicly Accessible
Site 2 Yes
Site 1 Yes

Full Project Description

Ecological restoration efforts at Kessler Park have been incredibly enhanced thanks to funding by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The combination of volunteer power and paid crews have resulted in a massive transformation of the forested area of Kessler Park. Visitors can now access the interior forest to enjoy the natural beauty being reclaimed from invasive bush honeysuckle. Animal tracks are numerous within the newly cleared corridors. Literally tons of trash and acres of honeysuckle have been cleared from a large area of Kessler Park stretching from Chestnut Trafficway to Belmont Boulevard. This continued recent work coincides with the Missouri Department of Conservation Community Conservation Grant project focus areas.

Project Assistance & Partnership Opportunities

Volunteers

We can always use volunteers for fun and rewarding work.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission

Targeted habitats were not provided for this project.

Targeted species were not provided for this project.

Actions

Project Actions
Control invasive plants Show/Hide details
Remove litter and waste Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
Missouri Department of Conservation (State Government) Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

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Organization

Urban Trails Company
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

stephen van rhein
Missouri Department of Conservation
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Partners

  • Missouri Department of Conservation



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