KDWP, KSU join collaborative project to be conducted in Flint Hills WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A pair of Kansas State University researchers will lead a scientific inquiry in the Flint Hills to evaluate the effects of wind power development on prairie chickens. The National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC) Wildlife Workgroup has announced a four ... Read More

Trash, altercations, vandalism among reasons cited PRATT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that it has banned all alcohol -- including 3.2 percent malt beverages -- from state fishing lakes in many parts of the state. Intoxicated drivers, trash, vandalism, fights, rowdy parties that disturb other lake users ... Read More

Event to be held May 20-26 HILLSDALE STATE PARK -- Safe boating saves lives, and to help get National Safe Boating Week started off right, Jayhawk Marina at Hillsdale State Park is offering a Safe Boating course on Sunday, May 21. As an additional service to boaters, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will offer a vessel sa ... Read More

Ephemeral wetlands critical to Ogallala Aquifer recharge PRATT -- Playa lakes, sometimes referred to as buffalo wallows or lagoons, are naturally-occurring depressions in western Kansas and other parts of the Great Plains. Many landowners often see them as wet spots that flood crops from year to year, often producing little or no yield. Lan ... Read More

Classroom presentations, Lasershot computer training, and live firing included CHANUTE -- There are still openings for women interested in attending the May 13 Women Only Shooting Class sponsored by the Law Enforcement Division of Kansas Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). This class will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the Lil’ Tol ... Read More