The People

QuennaTerry, USDA, NRCS photo

People and lesser prairie-chickens both depend on healthy prairie habitat in the Southern Great Plains.

Lesser prairie-chickens inhabit some of the most remote and sparsely populated lands in the Southern Plains states. In the small communities dotted throughout the lesser prairie-chicken’s range, ranching and farming are cornerstones of the rural economy and way of life. Agricultural producers are, in turn, essential to the survival of lesser prairie-chickens. Working together, we can promote healthy habitat that benefits all members of the prairie community.

“When land does well for its owner, and the owner does well by his land; when both end up better by reason of their partnership, we have conservation.” — Aldo Leopold, The Farmer as a Conservationist

Quenna Terry, USDA, NRCS photo

Quenna Terry, USDA, NRCS photo