Archive for Thursday, October 25, 2012

Public comment sought on lesser prairie chicken

October 25, 2012


— A five-state effort is under way to develop a conservation plan to address the decline of the lesser prairie chicken.

Kansas is participating in the effort along with Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has contracted with the Ecosystem Management Institute to prepare a lesser prairie chicken conservation plan for Kansas. It is seeking public input.

Public meetings are planned in southwest Kansas to present information and discuss ways to encourage landowners, industry and others to voluntarily join with management agencies to improve habitat.

Those meetings begin Nov. 13 in Ness City and move the next day to Ulysses before finishing on Nov. 15 in Greensburg.

Written comments will also be accepted through Dec. 14 via email to janc(at)


FlintlockRifle 5 years, 8 months ago

The farmer & ranchers are the real problem here taking out all the ground cover, is my thought. I understand the farmer with land at a premium and cost of seed and fertilizer they want to use as much ground as they can for crops and pasture, Don't know the answer here, been a problem for several years out west

KEITHMILES05 5 years, 8 months ago

Anybody ever hear of LACK OF MOISTURE? Why you trying to blame the farmer/rancher? That is douchebaggy.

jhawkinsf 5 years, 8 months ago

With a name like the lesser prairie chicken, they no doubt suffer from self esteem issues. A good counselor, some xanax, call me in the morning.

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