Kansas landowners invited to learn about wetlands

Abbyville workshop includes wetland programs options

Kansas wetland

Kansas wetland

A free workshop to help landowners and producers manage wetlands on their land will be held March 5th, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Camp Kanza, 10510 S. Sterling Road, Abbyville, Kansas.

Area biologists will talk about wetlands, how to manage them, and program options available for doing wetland work in the region during the Wetland Management and Conservation Workshop.

During the workshop, speakers from multiple organizations will share information on wetland programs and management options for anyone doing wetland work in the region. Landowners and producers will also have the opportunity to ask area biologists questions about wetlands.

The first session, titled “Wetland Programs for Farmers”, will begin at 3 p.m. Information will be presented about wetland conservation cost-share programs, using prescribed fire as a wetland management tool, and how to increase the value of problem wetland areas for recreational use. 

This will be followed by a social hour from 4:30 to 5:30. Snacks and drinks will be provided and participants will have the opportunity to ask any wetland questions they may have. 

A second session, titled “Wetland Information for Ranchers and Recreational Landowners,” will take place from 5:30 to 7. This session will focus on sharing information on how to manage wetlands for wildlife. Topics of discussion will include using prescribed fire, grazing on wetlands, tree control and more.

Participants are invited to drop in for one session or stay for the whole workshop.

The workshop is presented by Ducks Unlimited, Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism, Kansas Prescribed Fire Council, Pheasants Forever, and USFWS Kansas Partners for Fish and Wildlife.

See flyer for full details. Please RSVP by Feb. 28 by contacting Brittany Smith at bsmith@pheasantsforever.org or 620.450.6798.