2023 Five Year Review of Threatened, Endangered, and SINC Species

T & E Task Committee Members
Name Agency
Finck, Elmer Fort Hays State University
Haukos, David Kansas State University
Hofmeier, Jordan (Chair) KDWP
Jensen, William Emporia State University
Rogers, Christopher Kansas Biological Survey
Shaw, Mark KDWP Fisheries
Whitney, James Pittsburg State University
Listing Timeline

Completed applications are evaluated by the T&E Task Committee (Fall 2023). The committee determines if substantial evidence has been presented by the petitioner to warrant a full review. Some of the factors considered are:

  • evidence of decline or vulnerability using best scientific data available
  • extent of threat
  • listing rank
  • population must be viable
  • disease, exotic introduction, commercial use, etc

Committee recommendations on which species petitions merit full review.

  • Approval of Sectary to accept preliminary recommendations and conduct full review
  • General discussion agenda item in front of of KDWP Commission
  • Hold informational meetings around the state 
  • Seek expert input via numeric evaluation forms and specific questions
  • Evaluate present and future conservation actions
  • News releases
  • Publish public notice that review is warranted (90 day public comment period)

More interim requirements (subsequent to public notice publications)

  • All documents regarding review made available on KDWP website
  • Notify surrounding states and tribal governments
  • Statement of economic impact for each listing
  • All documents made available at local repository via request

Workshop at Commission meeting
Public hearing at KDWP Commission meeting and vote on list changes (2024)

Questions regarding the Threatened and Endangered Species 5-year Petition and Review process should be directed towards Jordan Hofmeier, KDWP Assistant Director of Ecological Services: 620-672-5911; Jordan.Hofmeier@ks.gov.

Informational Meetings

Informational meetings were held at the following times and locations:

  • Date: February 06, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kansas Wetland Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend
  • Date: February 06, 2024
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: February 07, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: KDWP Region 2 Office, Basement Conference Room, 300 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka
  • Date: February 12, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Healthy Bourbon County Action Team Building, 104 North National Avenue, Fort Scott
Petitions - Submission window is now closed as of October 5, 2023

Petition for Species Review

2023 Petitions Received