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2377 gifts
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Raised for Local Nonprofits
2377 gifts
Totaling $411,699.76

The Nature Conservancy in Kansas

Specific Need

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands, waters and threatened species. Right now in Kansas, we ensure native grasslands and healthy streams and wetlands sustain and enrich all life.

 

Your support helps protect special places in Kansas like:

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (1-1/2 hours Northeast of Hutchinson), in the heart of the Flint Hills, where bison and prairie chicken roam the last large expanse of tallgrass prairie in the world.
  • Cheyenne Bottoms (1-1/2 hours Northwest of Hutchinson), which hosts tens of thousands of shorebirds and up to 250,000 waterfowl each year during their migrations.
  • Smoky Valley Ranch & Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park (in western Kansas between Oakley and Scott City), where dramatic chalk bluffs overlook vast prairie and the Smoky Hill River and the endangered black-footed ferret has a home.

Mission

Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. For more than 30 years, we've worked in Kansas to do just that. We have permanently protected more than 140,000 acres across the state, including five nature preserves that are open to the public, and more than 600 miles of streams and rivers.

 

Profile

The Nature Conservancy is an environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature thrive, in Kansas and worldwide. Founded in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff which includes more than 400 scientists.

 

Our vision is a world where life thrives and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

 

We impact conservation in 79 countries and territories worldwide, including all 50 United States, and have protected more than 125 million acres of land. In Kansas, we have permanently protected 141,021 acres of land and over 600 miles of streams across the state, including five preserves that are open to the public: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park, Smoky Valley Ranch, Cheyenne Bottoms, Konza Prairie and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

 

Photos & Videos

Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park © Blaine Moats
Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park © Blaine Moats
Bison with Calf © Morgan Heim
Bison with Calf © Morgan Heim
Aerial View of the Flint Hills © Jim Richardson
Aerial View of the Flint Hills © Jim Richardson
Burrowing Owl Chicks at Smoky Valley Ranch © Bob Gress
Burrowing Owl Chicks at Smoky Valley Ranch © Bob Gress
Cheyenne Bottoms © Nick Varvel
Cheyenne Bottoms © Nick Varvel
Black-necked Stilts at Cheyenne Bottoms © Karole Erikson
Black-necked Stilts at Cheyenne Bottoms © Karole Erikson
Monarch Butterflies in Tallgrass Prairie © Richard Hamilton Smith
Monarch Butterflies in Tallgrass Prairie © Richard Hamilton Smith
Whooping Cranes © Harvey Payne
Whooping Cranes © Harvey Payne
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve © Ryan Donnell
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve © Ryan Donnell
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Contact

2420 NW Button Rd
Topeka KS 66618
Phone: (785) 233-4400

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