ABOUT US

The Comanche Pool Prairie Resource Foundation was formally organized in 1999 as a 501(c)3 non-profit entity by a group of five ranchers in the Red Hills region of south-central Kansas and north-central Oklahoma.

 

The Comanche Pool area encompasses approximately five million acres of rangeland in nine Kansas counties and seven Oklahoma counties. The Comanche Pool has 50 agreements effecting over 126,262 acres and 47.4 miles of riparian habitat.

Over $888,000 in grant funding has been secured to carry out the Comanche Pool mission. This funding was matched by over $463,270 from other partners and close to $1.2 million from landowner in-kind contributions.

OUR MISSION


Provide demonstrations, education and consultation to regenerate the natural resources and to promote the economic growth of the rural community.

 
 

EDUCATION

 

 

The Comanche Pool provides educational opportunities to the public about proper rangeland management. Such topics include: range plantings, grazing management, tree / invasive control, soil health, and climate.
 

  • Sponsors ranch “Coffee-Shop” meetings, grazing schools.

  • Provides scholarships to graduate students and local ranchers.

  • Promotes & sponsors field days and demonstration projects.

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PARTNERSHIPS

 

By partnering together, we are able to accomplish more than any one could individually. Partnerships allow us to achieve common-ground goals and address common concerns, share resources and stewardship, and collaborate and develop innovation with our community.

Our partners include:

  • Kansas Prescribed Fire Council

  • Kansas Department of Agriculture

  • Kansas Association of Conservation Districts

  • U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service

  • The Nature Conservancy

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism

  • K-State Extension

  • Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition

  • Kansas Partners Program - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Fort Hays State University

  • Oklahoma State University

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

  • Kansas Prescribed Burn Associations

  • The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

  • Society for Range Management

  • Kansas Livestock Association

  • Tallgrass Legacy Alliance

  • Kansas Forest Service

  • Pheasants Forever

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

  • The Watershed Institute

  • National Wild Turkey Federation

  • Western Governors Association

  • Kansas Biological Survey

  • NOAA - National Weather Service

  • National Drought Mitigation Center - UND

  • Gyp Hills PBA

  • Cherokee Strip PBA

  • Cimarron Range Preservation Association

BOARD MEMBERS

President: Kent Jarnagin    Rancher - Comanche County Kansas

Vice President:  Ted Alexander   Rancher - Barber County Kansas

Treasurer:   Paul Rickabaugh   Banker /Rancher - Comanche County Kansas

Secretary:  Katie Blunk, DVM   Rancher/Veterinarian - Woods County Oklahoma

Trustee:  Mike Deewall    Rancher/Retired Extension Agent - Comanche County Kansas

 
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