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Places You Can Visit

  • Not all of our easements are open to the public. However, KLT hopes you enjoy your visit to the easements listed below. The landowners join us in requesting that you observe one basic rule in these protected places: “Take only pictures and leave only footprints.”
  • Camping, littering, equestrian or motorized activities, plant or flower picking, digging, dumping, and the like are not allowed. Contact our Executive Director Jerry Jost or call 785-749-3297 if you have any questions!

Buck Creek Wildlife Area

836 Acres - Jefferson County

KLT has preserved 836 acres in Jefferson County which now has become the Buck Creek Wildlife Area held by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism. Since seasonal hunting is allowed, hiking is only permitted during non-hunting seasons. To get a permit to ensure your safety when hiking, please register at http://kdwpt.isportsman.net or call Justin Hamilton at (785) 887-6882.

 

Akin Conservation Easement

16 acres - Douglas County

Kansas Land Trust’s first easement protects a native wildflower prairie.  The Akin easement has hosted numerous wildflower walks over the years because of the high quality of the prairie and the diversity of plant species (218 plant species have been identified on this biologically diverse prairie). The tract provides natural, scenic, open space, ecological, and educational values and is open to visitors during daylight hours. The location of this easement is 1850 North 1150 Road, Lawrence, KS 66044 

Lichtwardt Conservation Easement

37 acres, Douglas County

This easement is part of a 100-acre nature preserve owned by the City of Lawrence (http://www.lawrenceks.org/lprd/parks/kansaslandtrust).  It features public hiking trails. This easement protects an oak-hickory woodland with steep ravines and a tributary of Baldwin Creek, and contains an ecologically significant savannah as well as unique limestone outcroppings.  The entrance to this park is 1680 East 1100 Road, Lawrence, KS 66044. 

Kunze Conservation Easement

630 acres, Riley County

The Kunze Easement protects native tallgrass prairie north of Manhattan. Part of this conserved prairie pasture is enrolled in the Fishing Impoundments and Stream Habitats (F.I.S.H.) program which provides public access to fishing.  Access to this easement is limited, please contact our Executive Director Jerry Jost at 785-749-3297 if you would like to schedule a visit.

Garzio Conservation Easement

75 acres, Riley County

The Garzio Easement protects native tallgrass prairie north of Manhattan.  It is managed by the Riley County Conservation District which provides field trips and educational activities on the easement. For more information, please contact Aubrey Evans aubrey.evans@ks.nacdnet.net.

Stauffer Conservation Easement

20 acres, Saline County

A walking trail winds through the property. This easement, named Heritage Hill by the Stauffer family, protects agricultural lands with natural, scenic, historic, educational, and open space values.  Please e-mail jms@ksu.edu several days in advance to request permission to visit.