In December, KLT wrapped up the year preserving another 1,895 acres of prairie, woodlands, wildlife habitat, and prime farmland in Geary County. Conserving this land is a family affair. Gratitude goes to the Steinfort family for their unwavering patience and cooperation. Together they worked with KLT to preserve their family’s land as a working farm with rolling hills, wooded streams, and fertile farmland. Thanks to Eldon and Sue Steinfort, Roxie McGee, Frances Benson, and their spouses and children for leaving this conservation legacy for us all.
Thanks also to Fort Riley's Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) Program for their funding support.
These are few scenic views of the Steinfort family farmland.
As I reflect upon the years of work that went into conserving the Steinfort family land, I remember meeting around a crowded table with the Steinfort siblings, their spouses, and children. There were lots of good questions about how the process works and the impacts upon their family. It was a very good discussion. And I knew this was a deliberative, shared decision for everybody. It was a family affair. On behalf of the Kansas Land Trust, we are honored to be stewards of their family legacy.