Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie, one of the most complicated and diverse ecosystems in the world. Take a virtual tour of the preserve and see how fire and grazing actually help stimulate the growth of prairie plants.
Konza Prairie Preserve
Konza Prairie Biological Station, owned by the Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University, encompasses about 8,600 acres (3,500 hectares) of native tallgrass prairie. Operated as a field research station and preserve, this outdoor laboratory for the study of tallgrass prairie ecosystems is open to scientists and students throughout the world.
The Nature Conservancy in Kansas
The Nature Conservancy works with communities, businesses, and members to protect the special places that define the Kansas landscape, including tallgrass prairies. Find out about the Flint Hills Initiative—and see how you can help—at this website.
GeoKansas: Kansas Geological Survey
More than 250 million years ago, shallow seas covered much of Kansas, depositing the limestone, shale, and flint that form the Flint Hills. Visit this site to learn about the geology of the area—and why it's better suited to ranching than to farming.
Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses
This site features more than 1,800 photos of some 450 species of forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, and woody plants that grow in the state.
Flint Hills Scenic Byway
Stretching nearly 50 miles (80 kilometers), between Council Grove and Cassoday, the Flint Hills Scenic Byway (K-177) offers panoramic views of the tallgrass prairie.
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