A Pocket Guide to Kansas
The information you will find
within the Kansas Wildlife Refuge is adapted from the
This informative booklet was underwritten by the Kansas Chickadee Checkoff Program, the Westar Energy Green Team, the Kansas chapter of the Nature Conservancy and published by the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center.
The co-authors were Ed Miller, the Endangered Species Program Coordinator for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism and Bob Gress, the Director of the Great Plains Nature Center.
The purpose of the Pocket Guide and the Kansas Wildlife Refuge is to promote greater understanding and awareness of these unique animals and plants and their importance to the Kansas environment.
The Second Edition of the Pocket Guide to Kansas Threatened and Endangered Species is available as a pdf download. The species accounts within the Kansas Wildlife Refuge will be updated with the new information as time permits.
Check out the other GPNC Pocket Guides!
The Pocket Guide to Kansas Raptors
The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Mammals is online as the MAMMAL'S DEN.
The Pocket Guide to Kansas Snakes
The Pocket Guide to Great Plains Shorebirds is online as the PEEP'S PUDDLE.
The Pocket Guide to Kansas Freshwater Mussels is online as the MUSSEL BED.
The Pocket Guide to Great Plains Waterbirds is online as the SHORELINE.
The Pocket Guide to Kansas Flint Hills Wildflowers and Grasses is online as the MEADOW.
The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Butterflies is available as a pdf download.
The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Backyard Birds is available as a pdf download.
The Pocket Guide to Kansas Red Hills Wildflowers is available as a pdf download.
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This GPNC Pocket Guide was made possible with financial support from the following sponsors:
The Chickadee Checkoff is a voluntary donation program for nongame projects in Kansas. Taxpayers are able to contribute by assigning any amount they wish on the appropriate line on their individual income tax form. Since 1980, the Chickadee Checkoff has distributed over four million dollars to projects that help endangered species, assist in reintroduction efforts of sensitive species, support the popular Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites program at schools, and hundreds of other nongame conservation projects.
- Westar Energy, Inc. is the largest utility in Kansas serving nearly 700,000 customers with about 35,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines. Since 1989, their employees have operated an environmental team. The Green Team members volunteer hours to improve wildlife habitat through wetland creation and restoration and native grass and tree planting. They build bridges and trails and work to protect and reintroduce sensitive plant and animal species. The Green Team can be contacted at 785-575-8125 or at Ben.Postlethwait@Westarenergy.com
The Nature Conservancy's
mission is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the
diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Our
effective and pragmatic solutions have enabled The Nature Conservancy to protect more than
92 million acres of land around the world. In Kansas the Conservancy has acquired and
manages more than 56,600 acres of biologically rich and diverse wildlife habitats. For
more information, contact The Nature Conservancy in Kansas at (785) 233-4400, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site.
Kansas Wildlife Refuge
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