Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Dedication of 1,400-acre tract of Flint Hills property slated for April 19
EURKEA — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has received a 1,400-acre parcel of land southeast of Eureka in Greenwood County thanks to the generosity of Dr. Frances Moss-Mayo. The land will be dedicated on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. and named the Frank and Frances Moss Wildlife Area, after Dr. Moss-Mayo’s grandparents, who originally owned the land.
Currently being managed for cattle grazing, this piece of property holds great potential for preservation of native Flint Hills prairie for public use. Vegetation includes native warm-season grasses and some wooded drainages that could provide excellent hunting, particularly for white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, and prairie chicken. Small ponds on the area may also provide angling opportunities.
Appraised at more than $1.2 million dollars, the property was purchased using a U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Service grant, which Dr. Moss-Mayo matched by donating half the appraised value.
The dedication will be held on the property, located 2 miles east of Eureka on U.S. Highway 54, 4 miles south on Highway K-99, and approximately 5 miles east on 100th Street. For more information on the property or the dedication, phone KDWP Region 5 Public Lands supervisor Lance Hedges at 620-431-0380.

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