Brush Creek Habitat Restoration and Stormwater Education Project

Project Description

Invasive exotic shrub honey suckle will be removed along a section of Brush Creek adjacent of an old oxbow in Kansas City Missouri. Expanding on previous work to restore the oxbow island to native vegetation honey suckle removal will allow native understory riparian vegetation to be released from competition and regenerate on it's own. At the end of the project 5 acres of land will be cleared and a trail established so residents can access and appreciate the native spring ephemerals. This work was supported in part by a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Jackson County, MO
Project Size:
  • 4.0 acres

Project Sites

  • Brush Creek Oxbow

Goals and Targets

Primary Goals:

  • Clear invasive shrub honey suckle to all native understory riparian vegetation to reestablish.
    Progress: We are most of the way there.

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 ---- 2014 2016


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

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Missouri's Conservation Registry

Managing Organization

Little Blue River Watershed Coalition
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

stephen van rhein

General Information

Project #: 508342
Last Updated: December 26, 2016

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