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WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & NATURE APPRECIATION FUND

Foster conservation, understanding and appreciation of Kansas’ natural resources

While the department is known to many people as devoted to hunting and fishing, those activities comprise only a portion of our work. The Wildlife Conservation and Nature Appreciation Fund trains the spotlight on some of the agency’s non-game wildlife conservation and nature education activities. This fund is focused on non-game, non-consumptive uses such as wildlife watching, nature appreciation, aquatic nuisance species awareness and prevention, natural history education and conservation of threatened and endangered species and their habitats.   

Make an unrestricted donation to the Wildlife Conservation and Nature Appreciation Fund to be used for any program or project in the Fund that the department views as a priority. You also may dedicate your gift to be spread across a selection of two or more programs or projects of your choice.

Nature Appreciation Program

Make an unrestricted donation to the Nature Appreciation Program to help fund a worthy project of the department’s choosing. Or, you may choose to support one or more of the following planned or established projects:

  • Chickadee Checkoff
  • Backyard Habitat Improvement Program
  • Kansas Birding Big Year Competition
  • Wildlife Education Service
  • Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites (OWLS)
  • KS EcoMeets
  • Special Events

How Your Donation May Be Used

Education and public awareness, materials, publications and displays, equipment and supplies; grants to schools (OWLS), matching grant funds

Museums and Nature Centers Program

Make an unrestricted donation to the Museums and Nature Centers Program to help fund a worthy project of the department’s choosing. Or, you can choose to support one or more of the following planned or established projects:

  • Pratt Nature Center
  • Milford Nature Center (incl. wildlife rehabilitation)
  • Great Plains Nature Center
  • Kansas Wetlands Education Center
  • Southeast Kansas Nature Center
  • Olathe Prairie Center

How Your Donation May Be Used

New exhibits, repair, maintenance, education programming, planning, interpretation, materials, equipment and supplies

Public Lands and Waters Program

Make an unrestricted donation to the Public Lands and Waters Program to help fund a worthy conservation or nature appreciation project of the department’s choosing at one or more of many state-operated public lands and waters. Or, you can choose to support one or more of the following planned or established projects:

  • Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
  • Steve Lloyd Wetlands
  • Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area
  • Other refuges and preserves
  • State Wildlife Areas
  • State Fishing Lakes

How Your Donation May Be Used

Education and public awareness, materials, enhancement, construction, equipment and supplies, interpretation

Stream Assessment and Monitoring Program (Unrestricted)

Your unrestricted donation to the Stream Assessment and Monitoring Program will help the department monitor and track stream fauna and habitats around the state. 

How Your Donation May Be Used

Public awareness, materials, equipment and supplies

Aquatic Nuisance Species Program (Unrestricted)

An unrestricted donation to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Program helps the department’s efforts to halt the spread of invasive wildlife and plants – such as Asian carp and Eurasian watermilfoil – that threaten the state’s rivers, lakes and streams.

How Your Donation May Be Used

Education and public awareness, materials, publications and displays, equipment, supplies, signs and markers

DONATE

To donate to the Wildlife Conservation & Nature Appreciation Fund, send your check or money order to:

WildTrust
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
512 SE 25th Ave..,
Pratt, KS 67124-8174
or call 620-672-5911 for more information