Johnson County

Stueck (2007) 114 acres

The Stueck easement protects land in a developing area in the Blue River watershed. This is the Kansas Land Trust’s second easement on the banks of the Blue River (see Blair, 2004). This easement will protect water quality and also a heron rookery found in the riparian woodland area. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge. 

Blair (2004) 58 acres

This easement, on the banks of the Blue River, features forest and riparian areas as well as a beautiful 15-20 foot limestone bluff located near the top of the hill. The woods are primarily oak and hickory including some exceptionally large bur oaks that may be over 150 years old. The riparian areas also include silver maple, box elder, black walnut, and paw paw trees.