Haines Family (2009) 1,250 acres

Purchased utilizing Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program and USDA Farm and Ranchland Protection Program (FRPP) fund, this easement is near the existing Garzio (2007), Griffin (2005), Kunze (2007), and Laman (2006) easements in the Flint Hills just west of Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Learn more about the Haines Family and their connection to the land in this KLT Stewardship Notes article. 


Wahl (2009) 96 acres

The Wahl easement protects prime farmland and a riparian area. This easement was purchased with funding from Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program. 


Garzio (2007) 75 acres

The Garzio easement protects native tallgrass prairie and soils of statewide importance in the northern Flint Hills. This property will be retained forever in its natural, scenic, agricultural and open space condition.


Kunze (2007) 630 acres

The Kunze easement protects native tallgrass prairie and soils of statewide importance in the northern Flint Hills. This property will be retained forever in its natural, scenic, agricultural and open space condition. This easement was purchased with funding from the Farm and Ranchlands Protection (FRPP) program, the Kansas State Conservation Commission, and the Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program.


Laman (2006) 289 acres

The Laman I easement protects native tallgrass prairie and soils of statewide importance in the northern Flint Hills. This property will be retained forever in its natural, scenic, agricultural and open space condition. The ranch also features five ponds and two intermittent streams. This easement was purchased with funding from the Farm and Ranchlands Protection (FRPP) program, the Kansas State Conservation Commission, and the Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program. 


Otto (2006) 62 acres

The Otto easement protects native tallgrass prairie and soils of statewide importance. An intermittent stream on the property flows into Wildcat Creek, home to the Topeka Shiner, a federally endangered fish. This property will be retained forever in its natural, scenic, agricultural and open space condition. This easement was purchased with funding from the Farm and Ranchlands Protection (FRPP) program, the Kansas State Conservation Commission, and the Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program. 


Griffin (2005) 205 acres

The Griffin tract protects native tallgrass prairie and soils of statewide importance in the northern Flint Hills. This property has natural, scenic, ecological, and open space values. This easement was the first KLT purchased with funding from the Farm and Ranchland Protection (FRPP) program. KLT donors generously provided the matching funds required by the program, allowing KLT to secure the federal grant.


Klataske (1996) 40 acres

This native tallgrass prairie is adjacent to the Konza Prairie, an ecological research area owned by The Nature Conservancy and managed by Kansas State University. The Klataske property possesses ecological, educational, scenic, open space, and recreational values. The easement also provides viewshed protection for visitors on the Konza Prairie hiking trails.