The northeast quarter of Kansas and includes 20 counties. The west portion of this region features the Flint Hills, a landscape of native tallgrass prairie protected from tillage by a layer of rock just below the soil’s surface. Hosting the world’s largest population of greater prairie chicken, the Flint Hills region is a true natural treasure and one of the last large areas of unbroken tallgrass prairie in the U.S. The northeast portion of Region 2 is within the Glaciated physiographic region, which is characterized by broad stream valleys, timbered hillsides and irregular-shaped croplands. Region 2 is noted for excellent deer, quail, and turkey hunting opportunities. Several large urban areas are located in this region, which also boasts five federal reservoirs and dozens of smaller state and community lakes.