About

The grasslands PR team.

From the highway, you see a blanket of grass ever flowing and unchanging. Occasionally, the wind bends the grass like the waves of the ocean. Sound familiar? If you’ve never found a love for grasslands, you’ve probably never hiked in one. Take a step into a grassland and you’ll find birds, bumblebees, antelope, foxes, and a whole rainbow of wildflowers that change with the seasons. Each grass is different in size or shape, and each bird sings a different song as they flit by. The sky stretches to the horizon giving you a magnificent sunset unseen elsewhere.

Grasslands are overlooked and underappreciated. We’re here to change that. These grasses are home to an untold number of plants and animals and they are disappearing fast. Learn their stories and spread the word: grasslands are worthy of your fascination. Grasslands are worth saving.

We’re your grasslands PR team, working to educate ecosystem dynamics for the love of grasslands.

Our Crew

Portrait of Rachel happy to see a cow on a farm in Brazil.
co-founder, board secretary

Rachel Roth

Naturalist, artist, and science communicator who studied wildlife management and conservation at K-State University. Loves: hugging landscapes, grasses, birds, and smammals.

Favorite Grassland Animal: Brown-headed Cowbird
Favorite Grassland Plant: Little Bluestem

co-founder, board president

Nicole Brown

Biology graduate from Wichita State University who went from muddy field technician to teacher of nature (and making others get muddy). Loves: long walks through the prairie, native gardening, and all things creepy-crawly.

Favorite Grassland Animal: Prairie Dog (all five species)
Favorite Grassland Plant: Queen of the Andes

Nicole stands with her camera in a riparian woodland
allan saylor gives the camera a thumbs up in a snowy background
senior grassland educator

Allan Saylor

A graduate of Oregon State University and experienced naturalist, interpreter, and writer who has worked in conservation from coast-to-coast. Loves: being outdoors in all weather, natural weirdness, and misunderstood critters.

Favorite Grassland Animal: Grassland peeps! (Inland shorebirds)
Favorite Grassland Plant: Coastal tussock grass 😌

board treasurer

Becky Saylor

Accountant, nerd, and all around smarty with experience in accounting and keeping nonprofits compliant. Loves: her (indoor) cats, vegetable and native plant gardening, and crafting.

Favorite Grassland Animal: Porcupine
Favorite Grassland Plant: Rubeckia

A professional portrait of Becky Saylor with a lovely smile.

Grassland Groupies supports:

Our Mission

Inspiring the conservation of grasslands.

Empower Conservation

through civic engagement, outdoor exploration, and science literacy

Inspire Conservation

with curiosity, experiences, learning, and discovery

Engage in Conservation

by fostering bonds between people and their grasslands

Contact Us

We’re located in Wichita, KS, but we don’t have a facility available for public access.

Text or call: 316-512-8933

 

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