Kansas Forest Service

General Information

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Organizational Narrative:

Kansans are beginning to realize the important role riparian forests serve in sustaining the quality and supply of our water.
KSU research conducted on the Kansas River following the 1993 flood and a recent study following the 1997 flood on the Verdigris River confirm that trees do a superior job compared to other landcover stabilizing streambanks and keeping sediment out of our streams and ultimately our reservoirs.
Sedimentation of reservoirs and their subsequent reduction in available water supply is a huge issue for Kansans. Compared to the cost of dredging, protecting and establishing riparian forests should be a priority for most Kansas watersheds.

Provider Background

General Services:
  • Education
General Services Details:
The Kansas Forest Service (KFS) is available to meet with WRAPS Stakeholder Leadership Teams to discuss in detail how to help reach forestry watershed management goals, objectives and their costs. KFS services are directed toward WRAPS groups that are in the “implementation phase” of watershed management.
Most KFS services fall within the “Riparian Management & Technical Assistance Coordination” category as described on page 13 of the Request for Proposals for Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategy Projects.  WRAPS groups interested in KFS services should consider listing that category in their proposal.  KFS can also off services for the “Adult Information and Education” category.  KFS is also willing to contract directly with WRAPS groups.


2610 Claflin Road

ManhattanKS 66503

Phone: 1 785-532-3300
Fax: 1 785-532-3305
Kansas Forest Service