University of Kansas Field Station
Monitoring and habitat management for species of greatest conservation need: Anderson County Prairie Preserve
|Date||January 2008 - December 2010|
|Contact||William H. Busby|
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
|Location||Anderson County Prairie Preserve|
Management responsibility of the Anderson County Prairie Preserve (1370 acres), established by The Nature Conservancy in 1996-2003, was transferred to the Kansas Biological Survey in 2006. As part of a plan to initiate conservation management on this preserve in east-central Kansas, a project was conducted in 2008-09 to establish baseline survey and monitoring of 19 animal species of Greatest Conservation Need and their habitat, control invasive species, and initiate education and outreach with local landowners and natural resource professionals. The preserve and surrounding landscape support one of the best examples of tallgrass prairie east of the Flint Hills.