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SA 685. Mr. BROWNBACK submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 146, to establish a battlefield acquisition grant program for the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __X. FLINT HILLS CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, KANSAS.
(a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, shall offer to enter into such conservation easements as the Secretary determines to be necessary to protect the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie in eastern Kansas.
(b) Willing Owners.--The Secretary shall offer to enter into conservation easements under subsection (a) with any willing owner of land or an interest in land located in a biologically significant area of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie in eastern Kansas, as determined by the Secretary.
(c) Treatment.--A conservation easement entered into under this section shall be--
(1) a perpetual easement; and
(2) recorded on the deed of the relevant land or interest in land.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 18, 2009.)