The Hutton Sanctuary is a 5,000-acre ranch and wildlife sanctuary located along the wild and scenic Niobrara River near Bassett, NE.

In 2002, the 5,000-acre Hutton Ranch was a gift to Audubon of Kansas, Inc. by the late Lucille Hutton, in consideration of the wishes of Harold Hutton, her late husband, who wanted the property managed as a wildlife sanctuary. Like the Huttons, we share the vision that wildlife, conservation and sustainable ranch management should be interconnected. We also believe that nature-based tourism opportunities can play a vital role in efforts toward this vision. Because of this, the Sanctuary provides two different accommodation options as well as opportunities for a range of outdoor activities on and around the Sanctuary that help support our efforts. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS, and the contributions from our guests go directly to support the Sanctuary and our conservation efforts.

Persons interested in assisting in any way with on-site improvements or with the financial aspects of the land acquisition and improvements are encouraged to be in touch with Audubon of Kansas. Contributions of any amount will be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in donating, please visit our online donation page, and specify Hutton Sanctuary in your comments.

Hutton Niobrara Website