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Central Great Plains Grasslands Initiative

The Nature Conservancy works across three states to protect areas within the Central Great Plains Grasslands Initiative!

The Nature Conservancy works with local partners across the Central Great Plains Grasslands Initiative area to preserve large, landscape-scale conservation areas that protect the country's extraordinary biological diversity.

KANSAS

Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve

Flint Hills Preserve

Konza Prairie Preserve

Skyline Preserve
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Easements

37,000 acres

Threatened / Endangered Species

Lesser Prairie Chicken 

Neosho madtom

Pallid bat 

Topeka shiner

Whooping crane


Rare and Declining Species

Big brown bat

Cave myotis 

Greater Prairie Chicken
Townsend’s big-eared bat

Tri-colored bat


OKLAHOMA

Preserves

Arkansas River Least Tern Preserve


E.C. Springer Prairie Preserve

Four Canyon Preserve

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Easements

1,950 acres

Threatened / Endangered Species

American burying beetle 

Arkansas River Shiner

Black-capped vireo

Least tern

Lesser Prairie Chicken

Pallid bat

Topeka shiner

Whooping crane

Rare and Declining Species

Cave myotis 

Big brown bat

Greater Prairie Chicken

Mexican free-tailed bat

Townsend’s big-eared bat

Tri-colored bat


TEXAS

Easements

9,000 acres

Threatened / Endangered Species


Arkansas River shiner

Least tern

Lesser Prairie Chicken

Whooping crane

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