Opening up the magnificent Flint Hills so more people can enjoy them:
Lyon County rancher Jan Jantzen said some people are already paying to be out in the Flint Hills, especially if they can participate in ranching activities.
For about 12 years he has operated Kansas Flint Hills Adventures.
What began as taking friends of friends on trail rides and to springtime prairie burns evolved into a business that drew tourists from most states and several countries.
"The demand so exceeded my imagination," he said. "These people really want the Flint Hills experience. They want to ride a horse through the tallgrass and not see it from the road. They want to be there when the fire's lit and help out instead of staying far away and taking a picture."
The full story on the plans to make the Flint Hills more accessible from The Wichita Eagle.