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Kansas Conservation  History | 1800-1904

Kansas Conservation History

1800

Kansas is a sea of native and prairie grasses.

Photo of Kansas prairie

1850

Settlers start moving into Kansas and the Great Plains and begin plowing the land.

 

1899

Congress authorizes soil survey program to map tobacco lands and establishes National Cooperation Soil Survey.

 

1900

Farmers continue to farm the land without regard to soil conservation. Productive top soil is being lost.

Photo of farmer plowing field

1904

First soil survey completed in Allen County.

 

1920's