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Recently burned prairie seen in the background is contrasted with unburned prairie grass in this photo taken of the Red House Pasture located in the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Prairie grasses are burned in the spring to help maintain a healthy tallgrass prairie ecosystem and prepare the land for cattle grazing. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is co-managed with The Nature Conservancy. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is the only unit of the National Park Service dedicated to the preservation of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is co-managed with The Nature Conservancy. The 10,894-acre preserve is located in the Flint Hills of Kansas in Chase County near the towns of Strong City and Cottonwood Falls.
- © 2011 John L. Dengler
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