- The Flint Hills Ecoregion is designated as a distinct
region because it has the most dense coverage of intact tallgrass prairie
in North America. (map)
- Due to its rocky soil, the early settlers were unable
to plow the area, resulting in the predominance of cattle ranches, which
are in turn largely benefited by the tallgrass prairie.
- The EPA and the World Wildlife Fund have designated the
Flint Hills as an ecoregion, distinct from other grasslands of the Great