Visit One of Our Preserved Prairies
In 2009 Bob Haines and his family preserved 1,250 acres of prairie in Riley County through a conservation easement held by the Kansas Land Trust. Remembering the value of the prairie in his childhood experiences, Bob has engaged his children and grandchildren in camping out on the family’s prairie. He also consulted with range management and wildlife specialists to use tree removal and patch burning to restore his prairie.
The Kansas Native Plant Society (KNPS) during its Annual Wildflower Weekendwill host a tour of the Haines prairie on Saturday, September 26, at 3:30 P.M. This will be a great chance to visit this scenic prairie along with many native plant enthusiasts. For more information and to register, please visit KNPS’s web site.
A view of Tuttle Creek Lake from the Haines pasture.
Bob Haines pointing to describe his plan for restoring his prairie.
KLT has been working on preserving over 4,000 acres of southern Flint Hill’s prairie for more than a year. KLT recently received key promises of support from two project partners to move closer to preserving these landscapes forever.
Notes on Nature
You may find some unwanted passengers walking through the prairie. These clinging seed pods of the sessile-leaf tickclover can work their way into your hiking plans.
Thanks for your ongoing support of our conservation work!
Interim Executive Director
Kansas Land Trust