Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve


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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Address:PO Box 585
226 Broadway
Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

Phone:620-273-6034
Fax:620-273-6099
Web: www.nps.gov/tapr/
Size: 10,894 acres.
Established: Established on November 12, 1996. The federal government will own up to 180 acres, with the National Park Trust -- the purchaser of the property in 1994 -- retaining ownership of the rest of the preserve. The Nation Park Service will manage and operate the entire preserve under a public-private agreement.
Location:Preserve headquarters is 2 miles north of Strong City, Kansas, on US 177, 18 miles west of Emporia and 85 miles northeast of Wichita.
Facilities:Historic ranch headquarters area with buildings dating from the late 19th century; a late 19th century one-room school house; nature trail.
Activities:Hiking, self-guided and ranger-guided tours, living history demonstrations.
Special Features:Tallgrass prairie once covered 400,000 square miles of North America. Less than 4 % remains, mostly in the Flint Hills of Kansas. This nationally-significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem also includes historic buildings and cultural resources of the Spring Hill Ranch.

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Damstras design depicts a skyward view of a Regal Fritillary butterfly against a backdrop of Big Bluestem and Indian grasses, iconic to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Inscriptions are TALLGRASS PRAIRIE, KANSAS, 2020, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The Nature Conservancy at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve for allowing me to monitor the owls.
The best time to visit Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is late May through early June, when the prairie is a sea of green grass and wildflowers.
"Throughout the Great Plains, fire has been a key ecological force," says Brian Obermeyer, Flint Hills project director with The Nature Conservancy, which owns all but 34 acres of the land at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. "There wouldn't be prairie here without fire."
Instead of restoring predator-prey relationships, staff at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve are working to balance the relationship between traditional ranching practices and the needs of a naturally functioning prairie.
* NPCA has begun working with local communities outside of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas, to promote economic development while maintaining the natural, cultural, and historical characteristics that led to the establishment of the park.
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve has suggested a way to resolve one of the ultimate paradoxes for national parks and the people who enjoy them: how to balance the desire by all Americans to have parks protected, with the local economic interests of gateway communities.
But the creation of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve holds special significance for me.
This year crews will take to the trails in Canyonlands National Park in Utah, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas, and other national parks across the country.
Its provisions included NPCA's longtime top priority: creation of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.
In 1994, NPCA helped the National Park Trust, an affiliated private land conservancy, Hill Ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas, the site of the proposed Tallgrass Prairie National preserve. Today, NPCA is working with Congress to pass legislation (S.
But efforts are under way to establish the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills of Kansas.