KDWP merged with Division of TourismTOPEKA — The 2011 Kansas Legislative Session officially ended June 1, and a number of bills — and an executive reorganization order (ERO) — were considered by the Kansas Legislature that affect the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. The most significant was ERO No. 36, which merges the Departm ... Read More

First-year event offers car and motorcycle enthusiasts opportunity to show offMEADE — On Sunday, July 17, Meade State Park and Friends of Meade State Park and Lake will host a Car and Bike Show. The show will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the west side of the lake. This will be the show’s first year, and park staff hope to make it an an ... Read More

Computer modeling system reveals previously unknown breeding groundsPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) recently used Maximum Entropy (MaxEnt) modeling software to target searches for lesser prairie chicken leks (breeding grounds) outside their current range in northwest Kansas. MaxEnt modeling can identify are ... Read More

Instructors needed for growing school programEMPORIA — A training workshop for the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) program will be conducted at Riverside Elementary School in Emporia on Saturday, July 16, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be conducted by Gary Keehn, the Kansas NASP state coordinator. The program is free, ... Read More