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Protecting these few remaining natural areas provides places where everyone has the opportunity to learn about and enjoy native habitats and where diverse flora and fauna have a chance to persist.

The Bur Oak Land Trust is a land trust which accepts donations of land from residents and landowners who want their natural areas to be in the public trust, available for present and future generations. 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Lust

Featured Property: Kessler Prairie

Our first property outside of Johnson County is 25.97 acres of 7 separate prairies, a creek which is part of the North Skunk watershed, wetlands, bur oak savanna, and closed savannas. It was donated by James and Kathryn Kessler in 2017, to protect and preserve the reconstruction efforts started by the Kessler family. Please contact Bur Oak Land Trust to arrange a visit at 319-338-7030.

Read Bur Oak Land Trust’s property usage info here: Property Usage Info

Check out this Instagram photo album of Kessler Prairie! Kessler: Prairie photos