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  • Finalists Named for Kansas Leopold Award - KGLC Shines! FROM the High Plains Journal:Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts and the Ranchland Trust of Kansas, is proud to announce the finalists for ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2015, 1:44 PM by Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition
  • Sproul Awarded Water and Energy Project 2014 Recognition The land is the wealth, the community is the wealth. Water quality, retention, infiltration, the more I have, the wealthier I am." - Bill Sproul The Sproul Ranch spans 7,500 ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2015, 1:05 PM by Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition
  • Grass Book Given Kansas Notable Book Award - Check it Out! This year a new book devoted to the grasses of the central plains,  A Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska by Iralee Barnard was selected ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2015, 9:58 AM by Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition
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CEC KGLC Flint Hills Tour 051215

The 
Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition (KGLC)
 was organized shortly after the formation of the National Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative (GLCI) in 1991.
Since its inception KGLC has grown and expanded its partnerships to improve Kansas grazing lands through collaborative education such as range schools, coffee shop meetings, rancher seminars, public education meetings, and videos covering management topics. 

KGLC organized as a not-for-profit in 2006 and gained its IRS 501.c.3 status in March 2014. KGLC holds numerous meetings, special events, tours, implements two adult range schools each summer, and interacts with regional grazing groups such as the Tallgrass Legacy Alliance, Comanche Pool Prairie Resource Foundation, Smoky Hills Graziers Association, Kansas Graziers Association, and the Clark-Comanche-Meade Counties Grazing Group to support local efforts to solve priority grassland issues and concerns, primarily through educational efforts often keying on grassland wildlife species. 

The Coalition helped birth the Kansas Prescribed Fire Council (KS PFC) in 2008, and has supported it with staff assistance and finances.  The Coalition recently worked with KS PFC and the Comanche Pool to secure a $250,000 2012 Conservation Partners Grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to place two regional fire coordinators in the Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative area of western Kansas to help start and support new local prescribed burning associations.

KGLC updated its long-term strategy guiding its growth through 2015. It includes key elements of developing and helping to implement a comprehensive statewide grasslands invasive species plan, reducing the impacts of grassland fragmentation, continuing expansion and support for regional grazing groups where interest exists, continuing to support the use of prescribed fire as a grasslands management tool (through the KS PFC), and maintaining and expanding its cutting edge web site as a primary informational resource for ranchers, agency staffs, educators, and others. 


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