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[] [] [] [] [{"title":"Prairie Stewards Fill the Restoration Gap","description":"Volunteer group assists The Nature Conservancy and National Park Service with restoration at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.","link":"https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/kansas/stories-in-kansas/prairie-stewards-volunteer-flint-hills-kansas/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"A group of volunteers clear invasive woody plants at Anderson County Prairies in Kansas.","articleDate":"May 07, 2020","articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Feature","geoLocationTag":["Kansas","United States"],"topicTag":["prairie restoration","habitat restoration","conservation work","invasive removal","volunteering","activities"],"placesWeProtectTag":["Flint Hills","Landscapes","Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve","Nature Preserves","Central Great Plains Grasslands"],"businesstags":["Kansas","United States"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/united-states/kansas","tnc:business-group/united-states"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tallgrass-anderson-county-prairie-workday.jpg?crop=216,0,2592,1944&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.64","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tallgrass-anderson-county-prairie-workday.jpg?crop=216,0,2592,1944&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.64","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tallgrass-anderson-county-prairie-workday.jpg?crop=216,0,2592,1944&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.24","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tallgrass-anderson-county-prairie-workday.jpg?crop=216,0,2592,1944&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.24","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tallgrass-anderson-county-prairie-workday.jpg?crop=216,0,2592,1944&wid=600&hei=450&scl=4.32","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tallgrass-anderson-county-prairie-workday.jpg?crop=216,0,2592,1944&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.24","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tallgrass-anderson-county-prairie-workday.jpg?crop=216,0,2592,1944&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.62"}},{"title":"Veterans' Next Mission: Sustainable Agriculture","description":"Veterans are being trained for a vital new mission: sustainable agriculture.","link":"https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-priorities/provide-food-and-water-sustainably/food-and-water-stories/veterans-next-mission-sustainable-farmers/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"left-top","mobileImageCrop":"left-top","pageImageAlt":"A farmer explains corn to 12 veterans in a cornfield.","articleDate":"Nov 04, 2019","articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Feature","geoLocationTag":["Kansas","United States"],"topicTag":["agriculture","conservation work","farming","people and nature","community conservation","sustainable agriculture"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Provide Food and Water Sustainability","Our Priorities"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/our-priorities/provide-food-water-sustainability","tnc:business-group/our-priorities"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/LearningAboutCorn.jpg?crop=0,0,3024,2268&wid=300&hei=225&scl=10.08","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/LearningAboutCorn.jpg?crop=0,0,3024,2268&wid=300&hei=225&scl=10.08","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/LearningAboutCorn.jpg?crop=0,0,3024,2268&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.78","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/LearningAboutCorn.jpg?crop=0,0,3024,2268&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.78","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/LearningAboutCorn.jpg?crop=0,0,3024,2268&wid=600&hei=450&scl=5.04","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/LearningAboutCorn.jpg?crop=0,0,3024,2268&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.78","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/LearningAboutCorn.jpg?crop=0,0,3024,2268&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.89"}},{"title":"Larger Than Life","description":"Tucked away in the western corner of Kansas stand rock columns that look more other-worldly than the Sunflower State's iconic prairies would suggest. 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