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Monday, January 28, 2008

Prescribed Burning Workshop

Designed for Landowners and Land Managers
Friday, March 7, 2008. 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
University of Kansas Field Station, Lawrence

Benefits of Fire When to Burn Nature of Fire
Weather Safety Regulations
Equipment Planning Fire Control

Instructor: Dr. Walt Fick, KSU Range Management Specialist

Jointly sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and
the Kansas Biological Survey

Registration is due by February 1; space is limited. A materials fee of $8 is due at time of registration. See back of this flyer for registration form. Lunch and snacks will be provided free of charge. For more information contact Jennifer Delisle at or 785-864-1538.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Mary A. Bancroft Memorial Scholarship request for proposals 2008

The Kansas Native Plant Society is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship in support of graduate student research that enhances our understanding of native plant species or their ecosystems and conservation.

Monday, January 14, 2008

An invitation for you or your classroom to support Little Bluestem as the Kansas State Grass.

Please join the Kansas Native Plant Society in encouraging the Kansas legislature to name Little Bluestem as the State Grass. From our web site, view information and photos of Little Bluestem to share with friends or your students. Download materials for your classroom, including sample letters which could be sent from students to their representatives in Topeka.
Let us know how you or your classroom is supporting the initiative for Little Bluestem as the Kansas State Grass. On our website click "Contact Us" to send your name, school, grade level and e-mail address.

We will keep you informed of the legislative process.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Rare Prairie near Wichita purchased by city of Wichita

In a hidden pocket of southeastern Sedgwick County lies a piece of Kansas prairie never touched by a plow. Forty acres of native grass and woodlands have been closely guarded by the Means family since 1873. But the land is about to change hands.
The new owner? The city of Wichita, which intends eventually to make it a park for a rapidly developing area.
Here is the entire article.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Manhattan, KS Prairie/Wildflower Classes

Classes offered at the UFM Community Learning Center in Manhattan. Here is a link to their site I pulled all the "plant" related classes from their schedule. You can click on the course number for more information about each class.

Introduction to Kansas Wildflowers
UFM Conference Room
1221 Thurston St., 2nd floor
Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 1 Session

Landscaping with Kansas Native Plants
UFM Conference Room
1221 Thurston St., 2nd floor
W from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 1 Session

Late Spring Wildflowers on the Konza
Konza Prairie Trail Head
Sa from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1 Session
Papermaking from Native Plants
UFM Solar Addition
1221 Thurston St.
Sa from 12 N to 4:00 PM, 1 Session

Trees: Hate 'Em
7102 Abbott Drive
Cedar Creek Ranch
Sa from 12 N to 4:00 PM, 14 Sessions

Friday, January 4, 2008

Welcome to the KNPS blog

I thought KNPS members needed a way to communicate with each other and with other native plant lovers. The KNPS blog was born.