Monday May 17 2010

Monty Manbeck Wildlife Manager
Which was Kansas' first state park?

The Kansas Legislature created the Kansas Park and Resources Authority in 1955, and Kanopolis State Park was opened in 1959. The Park and Resources Authority was merged with the Kansas Fish and Game Commission by executive order in 1987 to become the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Today 25 state parks, located across the state, are administered by the Parks Division of KDWP.

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All his life has been aimed at managing Kansas Wildlife and Parks' Neosho Wildlife Area. Hear Monty Manbeck's interesting story.

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