Kesler Park Trail Construction and Invasive Removal

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 Belmo...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Jackson County, MO
Project Size:
  • 0.38 miles

Project Sites

  • Site 1
  • Site 2

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission

Targeted Habitats:

No targeted habitats were identified for this project.

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Control invasive plants Completed 2014 2016
Remove litter and waste Ongoing Management 2014 2016


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

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Missouri's Conservation Registry

Managing Organization

Urban Trails Company
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

General Information

Project #: 508341
Last Updated: December 26, 2016

Project Relations


Missouri Department of Conservation

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