Places We Protect

Use this map or browse the list below to explore our preserves and places we protect in Kansas.

In Kansas, The Nature Conservancy works to ensure the state's vast native grasslands and healthy forests, streams and wetlands sustain and enrich all life. Five nature preserves are open to the public for exploring, hiking, bird watching, fishing and more.


Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve: Visitor Center, 50 miles of hiking trails, catch & release fishing, prairie bus tours

Konza Biological Research Station: 6 miles of hiking trails, guided wildflower walks, school field trips & teacher workshops

Anderson County Prairies: school tours by request

Smoky Valley Ranch & Little Jerusalem: 5 miles of hiking trails, access to Little Jerusalem coming soon

Cheyenne Bottoms: premier bird watching in the state, Kansas Wetlands Education Center, hunting at state wildlife area


Flint Hills
Red Hills
Healthy Streams for Kansas
Central Great Plains Grasslands


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