Closeup of white flower buds on a prickly-leaved plant with a desert sunset in the background.
Chalk lily Chalk lilies (Mentzelia decapetala) open their blooms in the evening for crepuscular (active at twilight) pollinators and closes up again before sunrise. © Laura Rose Clawson/TNC

Quarterly newsletters and the annual year-end report are mailed to contributing members with a Kansas address.


  • 2024 - Spring, Issue 1


    Generational Grasslands benefit conservation and economy and why we graze grasslands.

  • 2023 - Winter, Issue 4

    Nature's comebacks and the legacy of the Endangered Species Act.

  • 2023 - Fall, Issue 3

    Q&A with new state director Ben Postlethwait and research drones at Cheyenne Bottoms.

  • Book cover with aerial image of gentle hills. Title reads: The Nature Conservancy Summer 2023 Kansas Update.

    Summer 2023 Special Update

    Meet our new state director, technology in conservation, 161,000 acres protected, legislative recap

  • 2023 - Summer, Issue 2

    Protecting the Blue River offers flood protection and more.

  • 2023 - Spring, Issue 1

    10,086 acres of sand prairie protected using “Purchase, Protect, Resell” model that builds on traditional land protection.


Year In Review Reports

  • Blue book cover with image of two prairie chickens facing each other with wings in the air. Text reads: The Nature Conservancy Kansas 2023 Year In Review.

    2023 Year in Review

    Helping farmers use less water, grassland stewardship program to expand from Flint Hills to cover the entire state, a greenway vision for the Blue River, reservoir management changes for the Kansas River, focusing conservation in western Kansas to ensure resilient wildlife and ranching.

  • 2022 Year in Review

    Saving the last of the tallgrass prairie, a banner year for shorebirds at Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas leads five state grassland initiative, Generations campaign completed

  • 2021 Year in Review

    Fighting for a lesser prairie-chicken stronghold, moving beyond protected in the Flint Hills, the future of farming, a campaign for Generations, birds-eye views of Cheyenne Bottoms, and Blue River headwaters conservation.