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Habitat restoration

Project #: 508355  –   Updated: February 28, 2017

Project Summary

Sarcoxie Cave and Spring, Sarcoxie, Missouri.

Restore and protect habitat for Ozark cavefish and Arkansas darter while developing area into low-impact public park.

Location (by county):
Jasper County (MO)

Watersheds:
Spring

Congressional Districts:
MO District 07

Bird Conservation Regions:
Central Hardwoods

USFWS Regions:
Midwest Region

Project size:
3.0 acres

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Sarcoxie Cave and Spring Yes

Full Project Description

Sarcoxie Cave and Spring, Sarcoxie, Missouri.

Restore and protect habitat for Ozark cavefish and Arkansas darter while developing area into low-impact public park.

Project Assistance & Partnership Opportunities

Funding

Volunteers

Other

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission
Public Benefit

Primary goals:

Restore the site to a natural Ozark appearance and balance. Protect endangered and rare fauna. Remove invasive weeds. Develop the site as a scenic low-impact public park.
Progress:

On-going and long-term

Targeted Ecosystem Services:

  • Habitat/Biodiversity
  • Endangered Species
  • Wetlands
  • Soil Conservation
  • Water Quality
  • Air Quality
  • Aesthetic Values

Targeted habitats:

    • Aquatic
      • Lakes and Ponds
      • Rivers and Streams
    • Forests and Woodlands
      • Deciduous Forests and Woodlands
    • Human Habitats
      • Urban and Residential
        • Urban Habitats (High Intensity Developed)
    • Special Types
      • Caves and Subterranean
    • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
      • Lowland Riparian Forests and Shrublands

Targeted species:

  • Ozark Cavefish Amblyopsis rosae
  • Arkansas Darter Etheostoma cragini

Actions

Project Actions
Control invasive plants 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?   Yes

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Organization

Ozark Regional Land Trust
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Peggy Horner  (Executive Director)
Ozark Regional Land Trust
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Partners

  • Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy
  • City of Sarcoxie



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