Kansas Land Trust Notes


Challenge Pledge

If you haven't already, this is a friendly reminder to double your impact on land conservation in Kansas!   KLT has received a $5,000 challenge pledge – a group of conservationists will match donations, up to a total of $5,000, if they are made to KLT by June 20.  So join the challenge by making a donation to KLT, and your gift will be matched. Visit our website to donate online, or send your donation to Kansas Land Trust, 16 E. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Working together we can save the beautiful places and open spaces that we all love! 


Buck Creek Wildlife Area

Hikers, birders, and photographers now can enjoy a new public wildlife area. The Buck Creek Wildlife Area features restored prairies, gurgling riparian woodlands, oak-hickory forest, expansive hay meadows, and abundant wildlife. This 836-acre nature park buffers three miles of Buck Creek in Jefferson County. Thanks to Roger Johnson, Howard Dodge Engleman, and the late Lance Burr for having both the vision and generosity in conserving this scenic part of Jefferson County with conservation easements held by the Kansas Land Trust. The Buck Creek Wildlife Area is now managed by Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism. Hiking is allowed by permission only. If you are interested, please contact Justin Hamilton at (913) 845-2665.

The Buck Creek Wildlife Area is located northwest of Lawrence. From Midland Junction on US 24, travel north on Wellman Road, turn west on 27th Street to Buck Creek.

The Buck Creek Wildlife Area is located northwest of Lawrence. From Midland Junction on US 24, travel north on Wellman Road, turn west on 27th Street to Buck Creek.

The Buck Creek Wildlife Area was created from three conservation easements held by the Kansas Land Trust preserving 836 acres into perpetuity.

The Buck Creek Wildlife Area was created from three conservation easements held by the Kansas Land Trust preserving 836 acres into perpetuity.


A Shout Out to Ashton

A big thank you to Ashton Martin, KLT's Conservation Project Manager, for helping KLT improve our social media outreach, enriching our mapping and documentation, and always bringing focused energy to our work. We wish Ashton the best in his future endeavors!


Over the past 25 years the Kansas Land Trust has worked with conservationists to preserve the land we love. Your continuing support enables us to protect in perpetuity over 24,000 acres in fifteen counties.

Jerry Jost
Interim Executive Director
Kansas Land Trust