• The setting sun over the Flint Hills casts shadows across the wide expanse of tallgrass prairie.

    Tallgrass Prairie

    National Preserve Kansas

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  • Trails on the West Side are Closed Today

    All trails on the west side are closed today due to prescribed fire. For your safety, please obey signs and do not venture beyond closed areas. The historic ranch buildings remain open and all areas to the east of Hwy 177 are open to hiking More »

  • Reminder, Bison Are Wild Animals

    Windmill Pasture is home to the bison herd. They have been quite active in recent weeks. Please stay on the trails and use caution in their vicinity. Do not come in close contact with the bison. Allow at least 100 yards between you and the herd. More »

Donate

Donations enhance programs and activities that protect park resources and provide visitor services. Philanthropic contributions continue to make a significant difference that can be felt and seen for decades to come by present and future generations, yet aid in addressing immediate on-going needs at the preserve. Such generous contributions assist the preserve in many ways, as can be seen by the Emile F. Jr. and Irene Soyez story. We welcome and are grateful for your support.

A targeted list of priority needs is identified below. If you would like to make a donation that benefits Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, you may do so by mail. Please make out a check to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

By Mail:


1. Mail the check to:

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
ATTN: Superintendent
2480 B KS Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869




Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Priority Projects and needs:

  • Bison handling facility and herd management
  • Prairie restoration
  • Trail maintenance - over 41 miles of directional markers, mowing and gravel needs, and make trail improvements for erosion control
  • Topeka Shiner (endangered fish species) management
  • Barn and other historic structures restoration needs
  • House stabilization, cornice molding repair, and plaster repair
  • Interpretive waysides, building/historic furnishings exhibits
  • Remote viewing (educational) equipment
  • ADA access via remote viewing to virtually visit the interior of the historic structures
  • Prairie viewing, bison watching, and prairie chicken lek observations to name just a few
  • Historic collections preservation needs
  • Interpretive and Educational Programs
  • Support park planning processes (NEPA and NHPA/106) required to protect the 10,894 acre National Historic Landmark (NHL) and as required to determine whether expanded interpretive, educational, and visitor experience opportunities can be allowed within the NHL.


Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Donation Recognition Policy

If you would like to learn more or make inquiries about making donations, you may contact the superintendent by phone at (620) 273-6034 or email. You may send written inquiries to:

Superintendent, Wendy Lauritzen
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
2480B Ks Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869

 

If you would like to learn more about The Nature Conservancy, who is the primary land owner at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, and their donation policies please contact www.nature.org/kansas.

Did You Know?

Collared lizards at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Collared lizards can run on their hind legs with a stride that reaches more than 3 times the length of their bodies.