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Schollenberger proposes national park

Democrat Senate hopeful Charles Schollenberger made a call Friday for the creation of a Great Plains National Park in Wallace and Greeley counties in western Kansas.

Schollenberger said that creation of the Great Plains National Park (also known as the “Buffalo Commons National Park”) would consist of approximately 1 million acres of natural short grass prairie inhabited by bison and other wildlife. Schollenberger noted the low population of both counties (Greeley at 1,266 people and Wallace at 1,404) make them among the most sparsely populated counties in the state (below two people per square mile) and an ideal site for the new park.

It is, apparently, the second time Schollenberger has been involved in the creation of a national park. In the 1970s he played a part in the establishment of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in northeast Ohio.


About Katie Stockstill-Sawyer

I am a city girl that is learning about life on the farm. I met and married a fourth-generation farmer, Derek. I am now a farmer's wife and country girl. The move has required a few changes and a lot of learning. But I wouldn't change my new life and all of the little lessons and surprises it provides.


One thought on “Schollenberger proposes national park

  1. What would the folks in Greeley and Wallace Counties think about this concept?

    Posted by backroadsnewsroom | June 28, 2010, 4:55 pm

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