Bill Kurtis Speaks on Prairie Restoration and Climate Change in Joliet this Thursday, Feb 6th

Bill Kurtis at Red Buffalo Ranch in Kansas (source: Tallgrass Beef Co.)

Bill Kurtis at Red Buffalo Ranch in Kansas (source: Tallgrass Beef Co.)

Longtime TV journalist Bill Kurtis is locally famous from his years as a news anchor at CBS News in Chicago, but did you know he is a prairie person?  He was reared on the western edge of the Tallgrass Prairie in eastern Kansas, where he owns the Red Buffalo Ranch, and now lives on the eastern edge along Lake Michigan.  Kurtis has placed 8,000 acres of his ranch in conservation easement and also has restored an additional 20 acres of prairie in Mettawa, Illinois.

This Thursday evening at 7pm at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Kurtis discusses the benefits prairies can provide in easing the effects of global warming.

  • When: February 6, 2014, starting at 7:00pm sharp.  Doors open at 6:30pm.
  • Where: University of St. Francis, Sexton Auditorium of the Moser Performing Arts Center, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet IL

Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot. Call (815) 423-6370 or email Please leave contact info in case organizers need to inform you about cancellations or changes to the schedule.

Sponsored by Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and the University of St. Francis.

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