11/6/08

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES


Nov. 5, 2008
THE BIRDS ARE BACK IN TOWN: WHOOPING CRANES ENJOY KANSAS STOPOVER
INTERPRETIVE CENTER TRANSLATES RICH HISTORY OF SCOTT STATE PARK
NEW RESEARCH IDENTIFIES MANY MORE PLAYAS
WORKSHOPS SHOW HOW BURNING CAN REVITALIZE HIGH PLAINS
QUAIL FOREVER SETS SIGHTS ON THREE NEW KANSAS CHAPTERS-30- Read More


THE BIRDS ARE BACK IN TOWN: WHOOPING CRANES ENJOY KANSAS STOPOVER

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge have limited or suspended hunting to protect elegant, endangered birdsPRATT -- The whooping cranes are back. Each year, some of these birds -- the largest and rarest of North American cranes -- make a stop in central Kansas, at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, near Great Bend, ... Read More


INTERPRETIVE CENTER TRANSLATES RICH HISTORY OF SCOTT STATE PARK

More than new offices, building to bring history to life in unique landscapeSCOTT CITY -- Amidst the rocky outcroppings known as the Ogallala Formation, Lake Scott State Park is carved into the geography like no place in Kansas. Natural springs, deep-wooded canyons, and craggy bluffs have for centuries made this area an oasis in the High Plain ... Read More


NEW RESEARCH IDENTIFIES MANY MORE PLAYAS

Internet, airwaves disseminate information on ephemeral wetlands vital to wildlife, aquifer, as playa numbers "double"LAFAYETTE, Colo. -- According to new surveys, the number of ephemeral wetlands called playas in Kansas may be double what has been previously counted. A study by University of Kansas researchers is finding that there ... Read More


WORKSHOPS FOCUS ON SAFE BURNS TO REVITALIZE HIGH PLAINS

Upcoming workshops stress safety, regulations, benefits of prescribed burnsWESTERN KANSAS -- Fire safety is the focus of upcoming prescribed burning workshops scheduled to be held in the western one-third of Kansas this fall. Carol Blocksome from the Grassland Water Quality Extension staff at Kansas State University (KSU) said that the idea fo ... Read More


QUAIL FOREVER SETS SIGHTS ON THREE NEW KANSAS CHAPTERS

St. John, McLouth, Ottawa to host launch of county chaptersSALINA -- Quail Forever (QF), a non-profit organization dedicated to quail conservation and education, will conduct organizational meetings at three locations in Kansas this November. Sportsmen and women are invited to attend the meetings, designed to launch QF chapters in Stafford, Je ... Read More