US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Natural Resource Management

The objective of natural resource management at Perry Lake is to fully consider the recreation and resource potential that may be afforded on project property and to capitalize on that potential for the benefit and enjoyment of the public and wildlife on a sustained basis. The following are the primary goals of our natural resource management program at Perry Lake:

  • Provide an economical and quality program that will afford the public with a diversity of recreational opportunities in harmony with the wise use of the natural resources.
  • Implement sound planning, development, and management strategies that optimize the use of available resources while limiting adverse environmental impacts and operation costs.
  • Develop the project lands for the purpose of protecting the natural resources and to enhance their qualities.
  • Protect the soil and natural resources base by limiting encroachment and vehicular access, while promoting the establishment of native grasses.
  • Solicit input from shareholders to facilitate effective natural resource management objectives.
  • Monitor and analyze the effects of natural resource management objectives.

Natural Resource Management at a Glance

Perry Lake staff uses prescribed burns to help manage native grasslands around the lake.
Perry Lake offers a hay lease program for bid to area farmers. Harvest lake hay fields helps manage grasslands and provides feed for area farmer's livestock.
Natural Resouce Specialists at Perry Lake plant food plots annually around the lake. Food plots add additional food sources that are beneficial to area wildlife.
The Perry Lake Corps of Engineers manage an agricultural leasing program that is beneficial to local farmers as well as area wildlife.
Delaware Marsh is located below the Perry Lake Dam. The marsh offers a refuge for migratory birds and habitat for local wetland critters. A 1.5 mile hiking trail surrounds the marsh.