Travel Writer Media Tool Kit

Story ideas. There are stories waiting to be told about one of Kansas’ greatest secrets: It is home to two of the largest wetlands ecosystems in the world. Together, these create an ecological wonderland of epic proportions - with more than 60,000 acres of wetlands, prairie grass, salt marshes, sand dunes, canals, dikes, timber, and more than 300 species of birds.

Wetlands. All three parts of the Kansas Wetlands Complex have been designated Wetlands of International Importance by International Treaty.

Wildlife. There is no better story or more inspiring sight than the whooping crane. Twice each year, these wetlands are the resting place for members of the only rare wild whooping crane flock in the world, numbered around only 250.

Contact us for photographs, story ideas, contacts, interviews, guides, unique experiences, and points of view. Media Kit disks are also available, if you would like one sent to you, feel free to contact us at 620-792-2750 or send your request to We would love to help you arrange a visit to Great Bend and the wetlands. If you can't visit, we will be glad to provide you with the resources you need to get your story.

Cris Collier
Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau
(620) 792-2750

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