The Heritage Task Force of the Flint Hills Tourism Coalition is tasked with studying the feasibility of congressional designation of the Kansas Flint Hills as a National Heritage Area. The projects on this page are each a part of this effort. The work-in-progress Vision and Mission Statements adopted by the Task Force at this time guide these efforts.

“The Flint Hills of Kansas remain true to their unique and nationally important story as a well preserved and sustainable Tallgrass prairie living landscape.”

Mission Statement:
“The residents of the Flint Hills work collectively to balance preservation, conservation, education, recreation, economic development and interpretation for the betterment of the lifestyle and natural resources of the region. This is done through the development and implementation of plans and coordinated activities that capture the grassroots efforts of stakeholders who support the vision for the future of the Flint Hills.”