2006 big game seasons highlight evening public hearing agenda JUNCTION CITY -- The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing Thursday, April 27, at the Courtyard Marriott, 310 Hammons Drive, Junction City. The public is invited to attend both the afternoon and evening sessions, as well as a pre-meeting t ... Read More

Public and private organizations combine to restore, expand wetland JAMESTOWN -- The federal Migratory Bird Conservation Commission recently approved a $999,345 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant for the first stage of a three-phase project to acquire, restore, enhance, and manage 2,770 acres at Jamestown Wildlife Area ( ... Read More

Offerings range from free park entrance to mountain-man encampments PRATT -- Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, and many Kansas state parks have scheduled events to celebrate the state's natural resources. Kanopolis (near Ellsworth) and Lovewell (near Mankato) state parks are just two that have planned events this year. Kanopolis State Park ... Read More

Effort designed to clear public lands of alcohol and drug abuse EMPORIA -- Natural resource officers with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will be targeting underage drinkers at Lyon State Fishing Lake and Melvern Reservoir this spring and summer. Similar operations on these areas last year netted arrests for minors posses ... Read More