Greenwood County -
5 miles northwest of Madison on the
North Branch of the Verdigris River.
Fence 50 acres of
quality oak woodland riparian habitat along the North branch of the Verdigris River.
Build one new pond and
repair an existing pond for use as alternative water sources.
Install a solar-powered
floating enclosure on one of the ponds to protect shoreline vegetation by limiting cattle
Monitor water quality
prior to fence construction and after the project is complete.
- Project completion is scheduled for
- This project was used in the recent
Partners for Fish and Wildlife national video.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
American Sportfishing Association
Kansas Livestock Association
Kansas State Conservation Commission
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Butler County Community College
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Verdigris River proper and
associated riparian buffer have the following Threatened and Endangered Species
that will either directly or indirectly benefit by the project:
American burying beetle
Eastern spotted skunk (state threatened)
Common map turtle (state threatened)
Butterfly mussel (state threatened)
Fluted-shell (state threatened)
Quachita kidneyshell (state threatened)
Rabbitsfoot mussel (state endangered)
Western fanshell (state endangered)
Redspot chub (state threatened)
The following are non-game migratory
birds that are Species of Concern on a national level which will benefit
by this project, either through enhanced migrational or nesting habitat: