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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March 4, 2013

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Good News for Conservation of Kansas Imperiled Wildlife

GOOD NEWS!  Conservation Voices Stop KLA’s Attempt to Destroy Kansas Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act The GOOD NEWS is that a significant number of people wrote to members of the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources and–along with the testimony of Audubon of Kansas and three other organizations, as well as an equally-excellent […]

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February 21, 2013

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Update on the Two-Pronged Attack on Imperiled Wildlife in Kansas

While Senate Resolution 1711 was horrendous, your letters “changed the political landscape” and made substantial improvements possible. It was not possible for Senator Francisco to make a silk purse out of this hog’s ear. Senate Resolution 1711 is still a mess of propaganda, however, some of the most inflammatory words and misleading (totally wrong) statements […]

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February 18, 2013

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Senate Resolution Threatens Credibility of the State of Kansas

A resolution designed to undermine the efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, private ranch landowners and other conservation partners to re-establish federally endangered Black-footed Ferrets on two specific Logan County sites in western Kansas was pushed out of committee and to the full Kansas Senate on Friday, February 15. Advocates of Senate Resolution […]

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