Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Kansas
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Kansas Project

Designing Optimal Landscapes for Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation

August 2023 - December 2026


Participating Agencies

  • NRCS

Lesser prairie-chickens are listed as threatened or endangered in portions of their occupied range. The largest population is in Kansas. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and landscape connectivity are important factors in the viability of lesser prairie-chickens. The role of CRP in lesser prairie-chicken ecology and connectivity of landscapes to facilitate movements are being assessed.