This IBA consists of open grassy fields, mostly within grounds of the airport, as well as in surrounding agricultural areas. Mowed open areas are associated with the airport and National Guard facilities.
A breeding site for Upland Sandpiper and other grassland birds. May hold 1-5% of state breeding population of Upland Sandpiper. Other areas outside/bordering the airport are privately owned but are used by the Upland Sandpipers and Henslow’s Sparrows.