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Johnson County restoring natural prairies in a 10-year plan


March 15, 2020

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Johnson County is restoring its natural prairies as part of a 10-year natural resources plan aimed at preserving and restoring the nation's last tallgrass prairie ecosystem.

Johnson County Parks and Recreation District is in the first year of a plan to restore and manage 8,700 acres with efforts across the state, nonprofits and government agencies, reported the Kansas News Service. The 10-year plan passed in 2019.

Kansas is currently home to two-thirds of the country's remaining tallgrass prairie.

"Long-term, the goal is to be managing our woodlands and prairies for...

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