LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Land Trust (KLT)—a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Kansas lands of ecological, agricultural, scenic, and recreational significance—will dedicate the Youngmeyer conservation easement on Tuesday, June 6, at 1 PM.
The Youngmeyer Easement, located southeast of Beaumont, Kansas, in Elk County, permanently protects 4,676 acres of native tallgrass prairie. Owned by the Earl W. Jr. and Terri Youngmeyer Family Foundation, this prairie will also be an ecological research site for Wichita State University. Nearly 500 plant species have been documented on this ranch. This prairie also provides rich wildlife habitat for the greater prairie chicken.
The Kansas Land Trust collaborated with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to conserve over 16,000 acres through a Native Environment Conservation Plan (NECP) with financial support from Tradewind Energy and Enel Green Power North America, owner and operator of the Caney River Wind Project.
Free and open to the public, this event commences at 1 PM at the Youngmeyer Ranch. Speakers will provide information about conservation easements followed by a hike on the prairie. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (785) 749-3297.
Directions: From Beaumont travel south on SE Ferrell Road for about seven miles, turn on SE 180th Road which becomes Rock Road in Elk County for approximately 2.5 miles. KLT signs will be posted to guide you to the dedication site.
For additional information, contact Jerry Jost at 785-749-3297 or email@example.com.
— Kansas Land Trust
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