Renowned Kansas conservationist left mark on landscape, many agencies HAYS -- On Nov. 29, Kansas conservationists lost one of their greatest advocates in Dr. Gerald Tomanek, who passed away after serving the natural resources of the state for nearly 60 years in various capacities. Tomanek received an A.B. and M.S. degree from Fort Hays State ... Read More

KDWP license and permits good for rest of 2006, all of 2007 PRATT -- In 2007, the state of Kansas will continue to support a program designed to show appreciation for Kansas sportsmen and women. All Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) licenses, permits, and other issues will go on sale Dec. 16 and will be valid for the remainder o ... Read More

Deadline March 1; federal program offers various ways
to help landowners preserve wetlands SALINA -- Harold L. Klaege, state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kansas, has announced a signup deadline of March 1, 2007, for the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). The WRP is a voluntary program offering lando ... Read More

Events held across Kansas; open to all bird enthusiasts PRATT — The Kansas Ornithological Society has announced dates for its annual Kansas Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs). These statewide events help biologists glean information on bird population trends and give wildlife enthusiasts a chance to search for their favorite birds. The event is co ... Read More

Wildlife habitat, aquifer recharge primary benefits LAFAYETTE, CO -- A new survey commissioned by the Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) reveals that most landowners with playas (High Plains seasonal wetlands) on their properties are willing to conserve them, and many say the wetlands are a positive presence on the land, primarily because they ... Read More