*Audubon of Kansas advocates for conservation of wildlife and their habitats using sound-scientific evidence and participates in activities beyond state boundaries to advance conservation of grassland birds and other wildlife. We work to restore populations of declining, threatened, and endangered species and to educate citizens and policy-makers about these issues while seeking input from landowners, advocates, and citizens of all demographics.
*We promote the restoration of native vegetation and less frequent/more appropriately timed mowing along the approximate 150,000 acres of Kansas’s roadsides.
*We encourage the use of native plants in urban and rural landscapes to provide habitat for pollinating insects and their caterpillars, which adult birds use almost exclusively to feed their fledglings. Caution must be taken to ensure that plant seeds and bedding plants have not been treated with neonicotinoids, which are neurotoxins and are thought to be a major contributor to Colony Collapse Disorder in bees.
*We integrate a wildlife-friendly approach into ranching and farming practices through ownership and management of three wildlife sanctuaries, which provide opportunities for individuals and groups to experience nature through visitor stays, public access, and tours.
*We publish PRAIRIE WINGS magazine, a widely distributed educational resource treating AOK initiatives and current environmental endeavors in depth.