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Prairie Wings Winter 2016/Spring 2017


The newest issue of Prairie Wings Magazine is now available! Browse the entire magazine online, download the entire issue, or access individual articles in the table of contents below. Let us know if you would like to receive the magazine in print, request multiple hard copies, or join our mailing list for future issues. Click … Continue reading Prairie Wings Winter 2016/Spring 2017

Highlights: AOK Initiatives 2016


A summary of AOK’s initiatives to protect wildlife this year include: Spearheading and partnering with the conservation community to defeat a legislative bill which would have eliminated perpetual conservation easements in Kansas and launching a major initiative to protect the Kansas Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act from another legislative assault in the Kansas Legislature … Continue reading Highlights: AOK Initiatives 2016

AOK’s Perspective on Constitutional Amendment


Constitutional Amendment on hunting, fishing and trapping, which will be on the Kansas ballet November 8.  Although Audubon of Kansas (AOK) is neither a proponent nor an opponent of the proposed amendment (developed and advanced in the Kansas Legislature by the National Rifle Association), we believe that it does not address the greatest threat to the future … Continue reading AOK’s Perspective on Constitutional Amendment

AOK Testifies on Behalf of Wildlife


The Kansas Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1975 is under attack again in the Kansas Legislature.  Senator Larry Powell (R-Garden City) introduced Senate Bill 384. The short title of the bill is “Amending provisions of the nongame and endangered species conservation act,” but a more accurate title would be “Eviscerating the nongame and … Continue reading AOK Testifies on Behalf of Wildlife

A Growing Threat to our Prairie: Old World Bluestems


This video of a workshop featuring the foremost experts on the subject provides details on the origin of these invasive plants in the southern/central Great Plains, their impact on native grasslands and associated flora and fauna, and the challenge of control. The announcement for the April 24, 2015 workshop provides an overview of the program and speakers, … Continue reading A Growing Threat to our Prairie: Old World Bluestems

Prairie Wings Fall 2015/Spring 2016


The newest issue of Prairie Wings Magazine is now available! Browse the entire magazine online, download the entire issue, or access individual articles in the table of contents below. Let us know if you would like to receive the magazine in print, request multiple hard copies, or join our mailing list for future issues. Click on the … Continue reading Prairie Wings Fall 2015/Spring 2016

Fundraiser for Hutton Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary


OUTLAW TRAIL RIDE HUTTON NIOBRARA RANCH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY BASSETT/SPRINGVIEW, NEBRASKA Hosts: Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway and AQHA/NQHA Trail Ride Program Dates: September 25-27, 2015 Location: Bassett/Springview, NE Fees: $130.00 per rider – includes campsite and pen (your portable containment system, trailer tie, and high tie permitted), Outlaw Trail T-shirt, Doc Middleton Country map, AQHA ride … Continue reading Fundraiser for Hutton Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

T-Shirt Design Contest!


Are you passionate about wildlife and the great outdoors? Are you creative and eager to share your artwork with the rest of us? Submit your design to Audubon of Kansas! The design should have some obvious correlation to Kansas wildlife, prairies, and conservation.  There are absolutely no limits for what this could look like! For … Continue reading T-Shirt Design Contest!

Caucasian Bluestem Workshop and Field Trips


Caucasian & Yellow Bluestems: Workshop, Friday April 24 9AM-3PM Lecture Hall- Konza Prairie headquarters * Register by contacting Ron Klataske at aok@audubonofkansas.org Old World Bluestems (OWBs) include Caucasian and Yellow Bluestem. These non-native invasives are a THREAT to all Rangelands and Grasslands in Kansas. Control Strategies are a part of the workshop focus. Open to the … Continue reading Caucasian Bluestem Workshop and Field Trips

The Country Loses a Courageous Wildlife Conservationist


With the passing of rancher Larry Haverfield on September 21, the country and especially Kansas lost a courageous conservationist dedicated to doing all he could on the 10,000 acres of Logan County, Kansas rangeland to provide a refuge for short-grass prairie wildlife.  He and two other private landowners hosted one of the most promising reintroduction … Continue reading The Country Loses a Courageous Wildlife Conservationist