Kansas taking ecotourism approach to lesser prairie chicken conservation efforts

Read the full story in the Topeka Capital-Journal.

A handful of ranches in northwest Kansas have become a haven for lesser prairie chickens and the bird watchers who travel entire continents to view theirĀ spring mating dance.

Now, the ranchers who once saw the vulnerable species of grouse as a nuisance see a potential economic opportunity, thanks to an ecotourism initiative by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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