Kansas conservation plans will be presented at Abilene QU meeting

Rob Manes, director of Conservation Programs with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), will present an overview of TNC's conservation programs to the Chisholm Trail Quail Unlimited chapter on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the La Fiesta restaurant in Abilene. The program will outline TNC's conservation priorities for Kansas, including an overview of challenges and opportunities for upland bird enthusiasts. Manes is a 27-year veteran of wildlife management in Kansas, with considerable national experience.

The informal meeting is open to conservation-minded individuals, the general public, and the media. For directions to the La Fiesta Restaurant in Abilene, phone Tonya Stroda at 785-366-7409. There are no fees to attend, and refreshments will be served.

For more information about The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, write TNC Kansas Chapter, 700 SW Jackson, Suite 804, Topeka, KS 66603; phone 785-233-4400; or email For more information about Quail Unlimited in Kansas, contact Bob Peterson, Quail Unlimited Central Plains regional director, at 417-359-5807, or email,