(Mentzelia decapetala) opens its blooms in the evening for nocturnal pollinators and closes up again before sunrise.
Chalk lily (Mentzelia decapetala) opens its blooms in the evening for nocturnal pollinators and closes up again before sunrise. © Laura Rose Clawson/TNC

Quarterly newsletters and the annual year-end report are mailed to contributing members with a Kansas address.

  • Kansas

    Year-End Report 2018

    (25.09 MB PDF)

    The first conservation easement in the Red Hills and important in-holdings at Smoky Valley Ranch and Cheyenne Bottoms led the way for TNC's ambitious goal of doubling land protection in Kansas.

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  • Winter 2018

    Winter 2018

    (131.0 KB PDF)

    Green development for the Blue River, putting the pieces together at Smoky Valley Ranch, first Red Hills conservation easement

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  • Fall 2018

    Fall 2018

    (2.0 MB PDF)

    Preserves host university research, mourning Wayne Lebsack, Nobel Prize winning scientist joins board

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  • Summer 2018

    Summer 2018

    (2.17 MB PDF)

    Lesser prairie-chicken recovery, stream restoration, experience nature this summer

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  • Spring 2018

    Spring 2018

    (1.68 MB PDF)

    Bison find home in Kansas, Q &A with Robert Penner, the science of smoke

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  • 2017

    Year-End Report 2017

    (3.88 MB PDF)

    This year the first private land conservation easement in western Kansas protected important habitat for lesser prairie-chicken and numerous other grassland wildlife species.

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  • 2016

    Year-End Report 2016

    (6.41 MB PDF)

    In 2016, the Conservancy reached a milestone: 100,000 acres of Kansas under permanent protection.

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