Audubon of Kansas

A voice for wildlife.

An advocate for prairie conservation.  


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AOK News in Your Inbox

Audubon of Kansas (AOK) occasionally sends out emails with news, analysis, updates, and alerts on current issues and campaigns. Subscribe to stay informed about our work and important threats facing wildlife and habitat in Kansas and the central Great Plains. Our goal isn't to fill up your inbox, but to provide you with occasional timely news and analysis that you value. 


Writers of the Prairie

Writers of the Prairie is a new collection of writing by Audubon of Kansas members, supporters, and guests. It aims to provide diverse and unique perspectives on a range of topics including ecology, conservation, philosophy, literature, and life in the Great Plains. To propose an opinion, story, poem, other writing, please contact us.



Prairie Wings

Prairie Wings is a publication of Audubon of Kansas, Inc. — the only widely distributed magazine devoted specifically to statewide conservation and wildlife advocacy initiatives. It is made possible by your generous support and contributions. We encourage you to share this publication with friends, family, and other organizations. Please feel free to leave copies in reception areas, hospitals and other business locations to help spread awareness about critical wildlife issues.

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Conservation Campaigns and Advocacy

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Black-footed Ferrets

Recovery of Black-footed Ferrets on Private Ranchland

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Conserving Sandhill and Whooping Cranes

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Farm bill

Enhancing Farm Bill Conservation Programs 

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Invasive plants

Combating Old World Bluestems and Other Invasive Plants

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Prairie chickens

Conserving Prairie Chickens and their Habitat

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Prairie protection

Promoting Prairie Protection and Conservation Easements 

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quivira's water rights

Restoring Senior Water Rights to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

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roadside management

Advocating for Ecologically (and Financially) Responsible Roadside Management 

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Flint hills

Protecting the Flint Hills

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Legislative threats

Fighting Legislative Threats to Nongame and Endangered Species

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Prairie dogs

Conserving Black-tailed Prairie Dogs and Associated Wildlife

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Pollinator habitat

Protecting and Establishing Native Pollinator Habitat

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Streams and rivers

Conserving Rivers and Streams

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Building an Archipelago of Sanctuaries 

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Wind power

Promoting Wind Power Siting in Non-Native Prairie Landscapes 

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Audubon of Kansas (AOK) owns and manages three unique wildlife sanctuaries. More sanctuaries are planned for the future. These sanctuaries are made possible by donations of lands and contributions to support stewardship. The goal of AOK’s Sanctuary Initiative is to build an archipelago of sanctuaries that helps conserve land, preserve legacies, and provide opportunities for public enjoyment and education.

Interested in preserving your land? learn about Conservation Options with AOK

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Hutton Niobrara Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

The Niobrara Sanctuary is a 5,000-acre ranch and wildlife sanctuary located along the Niobrara National Scenic River near Bassett, NE. It consists of spectacular scenery, including upland prairie, steep canyons, woodlands, and high bluffs that overlook meadows, marshes, and riparian forest along the river, which forms the Sanctuary’s northern boundary. Two guesthouse provide opportunities for visitors to experience the diverse wildlife and dark skies.

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Connie Achterberg Wildlife-Friendly Demonstration Farm

This 240-acre property is a very special central-Kansas farm in Lincoln County. Creeks meander through substantial forest and diverse habitats that were once common on Kansas farms. AOK has planted filter strips of native grasses and wildflowers along the edge of every field. Pollinator habitat complements an eight-acre remnant prairie meadow. Brown Thrashers, Wild Turkeys, kingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens are among the regulars.

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Mt. Mitchell Heritage Prairie

The 47-acre Mt. Mitchell Heritage Prairie is located three miles south and a half mile east of Wamego, Kansas. This prairie remnant is associated with Captain William Mitchell, a key figure on the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War. Changing arrays of wildflowers are in bloom throughout most of the growing season, and the historical nature of the property makes it a destination at any season. Trails extend to the summit of the prominent hill.



Preserve Your Land As You Wish

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Conservation Options

There are many ways you can work with Audubon of Kansas (AOK) to ensure that your land is managed in perpetuity to benefit biodiversity, preserve natural habitat, reflect family history, and maintain the characteristics of a wildlife-friendly working farm, ranch, or other property.