Research Publications

Using the menu on the right, you can view the different research publications that KDWPT provides throughout the year.

Action Permits
Wildlife Research & Surveys
Aquatic Nuisance Species
T&E and SINC Species

KDWP recently updated the state threatened and endangered species list. The state-wide list below have been updated to reflect the new list of protected species, however, the individual county lists accessible from this page are not yet updated.

The most significant changes to the state T&E list are summarized below.  Please note that several changes to common and scientific names were also updated during the review period; these changes are not summarized below. Please be aware that if one of these species occurs in a particular county, the county listing of critical designated habitat may no longer be accurate.

Species Previous Status  Current Status 
Many-ribbed Salamander (Eurycea multiplicata) Endangerd  Unlisted 
 
 Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis)
 
 
 Endangered
 
 
 Unlisted
 
 
 Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla)
 
  
 Endangered
 
  
 Unlisted
 
 
 Chestnut Lamprey (Ichthyomyzon castaneus)
 
  
 Threatened
 
  
 SINC
 
 
 Silverband Shiner (Notropis shumardi)
 
 
  Threatened
 
 
 SINC
 
 
 Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
 
 
 Threatened
 
 SINC
 
 Redbelly Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata)
 
 
 Threatened
 
 SINC
 
 Smooth Earth Snake (Virginia valeriae)
 
 
 Threatened
 
 SINC
 
 Longnose Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)
 
 
 Threatened
 
 SINC
 
 Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)
 
 
 Unlisted
 
SINC
Conservation Plans
The Kansas Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Conservation and Management Plan (PDF - 1.79 MB)

Overview of the Conservation and Management Plan

The Kansas Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Conservation and Management Plan is designed to minimize and potentially eliminate the current threat to prairie dog populations as listed in the US FWS 12-month finding published in the Federal Register (Feb 4, 2000: Vol. 65, No. 24). The five threats are as follow:

1. Present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range.
2. Over utilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes.
3. Disease or predation.
4. Inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms.
5. Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence including Control (Poisoning) and Habitat Fragmentation.