Join the Jayhawk Audubon Society in Lawrence for a talk by Rex Buchanan on “Water Issues and the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.” Rex is a member of the Audubon of Kansas (AOK) Board of Trustees.
“The Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in central Kansas provides critical habitat for migrating shorebirds, sandhill and whooping cranes, and other waterfowl. It is designated a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, but lack of water availability for the refuge in recent years has led to local and statewide conversations about appropriate action. Rex Buchanan, our January 28 speaker, will tell us about the refuge’s history, the water issues it faces, possible responses, and efforts to raise the profile of this critical resource.
Rex Buchanan is Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based at KU, and is currently the Director of the Consortium to Study Trends in Seismicity at the KGS.”