Wildlife Areas
These vast wetlands of international importance not only bookend our community, they encompass the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway.

Cheyenne Bottoms is the largest interior marsh in the United States. It is also one of the most important shorebird migration stopover points in the Western Hemisphere. Here, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl rest and refuel on their migration journeys.
The Nature Conservancy's goal at Cheyenne Bottoms is to protect waterfowl and shorebirds alike by restoring and protecting natural marshes and mud flats.
For untold years, the Big and Little Salt Marshes of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge have attracted thousands of migratory waterfowl, providing them with food, cover, and a place to rest during their long flights between breeding and wintering areas.
This 77-mile byway connects two of the world's most significant natural wetlands—Cheyenne Bottoms and the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. More than 60,000 acres of wetlands host millions of migrating birds each year, including waterfowl, shorebirds, even whooping cranes. No wonder this region has been named one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas!