Kansas BHA members value the freedom to hunt, fish, watch birds, trap, hike, camp, and engage in other outdoor pursuits. But as Aldo Leopold stated in A Sand County Almanac, “of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?” Kansas has very few ‘blank spots’ and has been required to be creative in making any ‘spot’ remotely close to ‘blank’.
Our mission is to protect and preserve the few public lands and waters we have within our borders, open access to new public lands, and endeavor to find new ways to create ‘spots’ that have some feeling of ‘blank’. Because of the lack of public lands, most Kansans feel no connection to public lands or wild places. Therefore, our long-term mission is to raise awareness and educate Kansans of the benefits and necessity of public and wild places.