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Gov. Brownback To Discuss Lesser Prairie Chicken Protection In Wichita

Governor Brownback will be in Wichita on Tuesday to discuss the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a ‘threatened’ species.

He also will outline the next steps as he works to conserve the bird's range while protecting the rights of Kansas businesses and landowners.

He'll be joined by Kansas Department of Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey and Vess Oil Corporation managing owner J. Michael Vess.

The governor will speak in the auditorium at the Great Plains Nature Center in north Wichita on Tuesday afternoon, beginning at 2 pm.