Kansas Land Trust Notes

January 9, 2016


Another Prairie Preserved!


The Kansas Land Trust launched this new year with another prairie preserved in the Flint Hills. Thanks to Helen and Fred Germann for preserving 1,474 acres of tallgrass prairie and prime farmland in Geary County. KLT has worked with the Germann family for almost five years to fulfill their intentions to leave a conservation legacy for all future generations. 

The mixture of prairie and cropland provides good habitat for greater prairie chickens. In addition, preserving this land clusters 10,118 conserved acres in Geary County.

KLT wishes to thank Jeff Keating and Fort Riley's Army Compatible Buffer Program (ACUB) for their significant support in this conservation project.


Debra Baker Joins KLT Board


Thanks to Debra Baker for joining the Kansas Land Trust Board of Directors. Debra formerly was a water resource planner for the Kansas Water Office. She now works with the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams.


 Nature Notes


Coralberry provides red fruit throughout the winter sustaining deer, quail, prairie chickens, and songbirds. Birds eat the fruit of American bittersweet. Native Americans cooked the plant's inner bark for an emergency food source.
 


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With preserving the Germann property, KLT now holds 64 conservation easements preserving 31,263 acres. Thanks for your ongoing support of our work preserving some of the best places in Kansas!
Jerry Jost
Executive Director
Kansas Land Trust