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. We welcome and are grateful for your support.
The National Park Foundation is managing the donation account specific for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The Helen and Howard Marr bequest provided the financial foundation that established the preserve's donation account (RTPNP). The funds from the RTPNP account are fully for the benefit of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas. The RTPNP donations will support the conservation, protection of, and education surrounding resources at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. 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 or online.
Click on the link below to make a contribution to the RTPNP fund.
While the RTPNP fund is unrestricted as to how it may be spent related to functional needs at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, the initial and most immediate priority focus will be given to prairie restoration and other natural resource needs. Bison management is one of the newest operational challenges to be found here. After 140+ years of absence, bison were reintroduced to the prairie at the preserve in October 2009. There is a great deal involved with the growing and management of an American icon species that is so integral to the environmental health of a prairie environment. The first calf was born on Mother's Day May 9, 2010 and the herd is continuing to grow. The finishing elements of electricity and a roof for the bison handling facilities are immediate needs to ensure successful management of the bison herd.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Priority Projects and needs:
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:
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?
Cattle can gain up to 2 pounds per day grazing on the prairie grasses of the Flint Hills. The calcium found in the limestone erodes into the soil, making the prairie plants more nutritious for grazing animals. Cattle grazing is still the main agricultural use of the Flint Hills today.