Ken Lassman

lassman_ken_2020_t640Ken Lassman is a fifth-generation, lifelong resident of Douglas County. He is the author of Wild Douglas County and Seasons and Cycles: Rhythms of Life in the Kansas River Basin, and numerous essays on the prairie, bioregionalism, and living close to the land. Ken is also an occupational therapist and director of Habilitation Services at Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka, KS. He serves as overall facilitator for the Coordinating Council of the Continental Bioregional Congress (, and he helped found and is a member of the Kansas Area Watershed Council. Ken has led nature walks for and given presentations to various organizations over the last three decades.

Read about Ken in the news:

Prairie Fire: A Memorable Ritual

The Groundhog Stirs: Early Signs of Spring

Ken Lassman Gives a Naturalist Tour of a Backyard

Wild Discoveries

Artist, Writer Receive Environmental Awards

Ken Lassman at Wells Overlook

Group Envisions Future of Overlook

Highway 59 Coalition Voices Concern for Native Prairie

Learning the Language of the Prairie