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... r Michael stubbs e d i t o r i a L C o M M i t t e e Cathy hoy, Jim hoy, Marty White, Laurie hamilton, Flavia hulsey, george terbovich symphony in the Flint hills is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Kansas, whose mission is to heighten appreciation and knowledge of the tallgrass prairie by providing opportunities to experience symphonic music and place-based education in the Kansas Flint hills. Camp Center: the Big red one 131 a hunting and Fishing Legacy at Fort riley -Alan Hynek 137 pure headwaters in the Flint hills -Walter Dodds 145 insects on the prairie -Valerie Wright 153 the tallgrass prairie at Fort riley -Brian Obermeyer 159 V iV Vii Camp Center. Fire rejuvenates and the earth supports the grasslands of the Flint hills, but rivers and streams give life to the prairie. this was clear in 1852 when Colonel t. t. Fauntleroy recommended the confluence of the smoky hill and republican rivers as the site for a new 23,000-acre reservation, whose mission was the "certain and sure protection" of emigrants on the santa Fe, oregon, and California trails. the pawnee for generations had made their homes on the site. settlers were drawn there to work the rich bottomlands and provide hay, grain, and animals to the army commissary. as the settlements of the Flint hills grew, Camp Center, renamed on June 27, 1853, to honor Major general Bennett C. riley, rose up between the limestone hills, a stone sentinel visible for miles, ready to serve. this year's Field Journal is something of a departure from previous editions. early field journals were commemorative programs of the symphony in the Flint hills event, with essays intended to educate attendees about the beauty, wonder, and fragility of the Flint hills' tallgrass prairie ecosystem. as interest in the event grew, so did our educational mission. Celebrating the history of each symphony's unique location meant delving into local history, finding original images, and sustaining readers' curiosity about the nature of each specific place while increasing their appreciation of the Flint hills. this 2013 edition expands the educational mission of the Field Journal once again. our most ambitious project to date, it is a stand-alone collection of essays and documents carefully selected and beautifully illustrated to delight and engage the imagination of the reader. Preface With appreciation and thanksthe Field Journal is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation Viii iX in the same way the Field Journal is a departure from previous editions, symphony in the Flint hills' 2013 location, on the parade ground of a venerable United states army reservation, no doubt caught many by surprise. and while the view will not resemble the unbroken vistas of past events, our hope is that the stories contained in these pages will amply prove that not only is Fort riley part of the Flint hills, but that the Flint hills have been deeply influenced by this historic post. We also know that key elements of the ecological systems that sustain the grasslands of the Flint hills can be found in this very place. this year's Field Journal is, as always, anchored by our relationship to the prairie. We begin and end with contemporary stories of hope and restoration, starting with Michael stubbs' and Bruce Waugh's essay about grant ridge and ending with Brian obermeyer's assessment of the largest publicly owned prairie reserve in america. in addition to text-based entries, this year's Field Journal contains four extraordinary photo and image collections, or Folios, expertly selected by art editor patty reece and ranging from architecture to contemporary native american ledger art. section one begins with the historic prairie as it appeared to the first non-indian visitors to the site and reveals their reasons for locating an army post in the Flint hills of Kansas. the next section is similar to our "stories from the site" portion of previous journals and contains both eye-witness and historians' accounts of the enduring connections between humans, horses, and the prairie. section three considers the neighbors in places like Junction City and Manhattan, as well as the changing relationship between native peoples and the post in the twentieth century.