Video: K-State, Kansans Work to Preserve the Tallgrass Prairie

Preserving the Tallgrass PrairieThe tallgrass prairie is one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America.

Prescribed burning, the practice of planning and conducting a burn to achieve pre-identified management objectives, was practiced by Native Americans prior to European settlement. Modern grassland managers also burn, using a blend of ecosystem science and practical management to maintain the expansive landscapes of the Great Plains.

Information on the Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan can be found at And additional resources are at

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