October 10, 2014

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The Country Loses a Courageous Wildlife Conservationist

With the passing of rancher Larry Haverfield on September 21, the country and especially Kansas lost a courageous conservationist dedicated to doing all he could on the 10,000 acres of Logan County, Kansas rangeland to provide a refuge for short-grass prairie wildlife.  He and two other private landowners hosted one of the most promising reintroduction […]

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May 5, 2014

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One Last Chance to Request Positive Policies for Prairie-chickens, and other Threatened & Endangered Wildlife in Kansas

If We Make a Case for Wildlife Conservation, Maybe, Just Maybe, Governor Brownback will Veto this Destructive Legislative bill. Please Help, be a “Voice for Wildlife” with One Email or Phone Call. See Contact Information below. If you believe that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a role in helping to conserve federally threatened or […]

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May 2, 2014

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Urgent Legislative Alert: Kansas War on Wildlife Conservation Resurrected in Wrap-up Legislative Session

The “War on Wildlife Conservation” led by Kansas state Senator Larry Powell has re-emerged in the Legislative wrap-up session.  It is now vital that citizens contact members of both the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives if they do not want Senate Bill 276 to be passed in any of its potentially destructive modes.  If […]

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March 28, 2014

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Prairie Wings Spring / Summer 2014

The newest issue of Prairie Wings Magazine is now available! Browse the entire magazine online, download the entire issue, or access individual articles in the table of contents below. Let us know if you would like to receive the magazine in print, request multiple hard copies, or join our mailing list for future issues. Click on the […]

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March 20, 2014

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Urgent Legislative Alert!

Repeal of Kansas Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act measure introduced and reported out of Senate Committee this morning without notice or hearing  We’ve never sent out a more urgent Legislative Alert!  This morning, without warning, Senator Larry Powell, Chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, attached an amendment to an unrelated bill that will […]

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March 18, 2014

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Ominous Bills Threaten Conservation “as we know it” in Kansas

Two bills now being considered by committees in the Kansas Legislature make one wonder if there is an organized effort to declare legislative war on wildlife, prairie and wetland conservation as it has existed in the past forty years. Senate Bill 276 would make it a State of Kansas felony for employees of the U.S. […]

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January 30, 2014

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Kansas Senate Bill Would Criminalize Conservation of Prairie-Chickens?!

Action Alert: Take Action to Protect Prairie-Chickens from Senate Bill 276 It is crazy. It is crazy that the State of Kansas is being used as the assault vehicle against protection of threatened and endangered species listed in the federal Endangered Species Act. However, Kansas Secretary of State (Kris Kobach) has launched a state bill (Senate […]

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May 31, 2013

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Whooping Cranes, Wildlife Conservation, and the Future of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

American Avocet with Wilson's Phalaropes by Ron Klataske

* Reposted from AOK E-News, May 30, 2013 Comments on behalf of Audubon of Kansas on the “Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment—Quivira National Wildlife Refuge” Audubon of Kansas supports the aspects of Alternative B (Proposed action) that “focus on restoring native communities and promoting the potential natural range of conditions on Quivira National […]

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March 18, 2013

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Black-footed Ferrets Need Helping Hands, Lesser Prairie-chickens Need Habitat

The year 2013 has already turned out to be a critical year for threatened and endangered species, especially in Kansas, but also throughout the western Great Plains.  Several policy issues affecting these species have been targeted with special interest motivated political attacks in recent weeks, and federal deadlines affecting two major decisions have been in […]

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