Since 1973, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism has employed 16-20 District Wildlife Biologists whose primary responsibility is to work with private landowners to improve wildlife habitat on their land. Because 97% of all land in Kansas is in private ownership, working with farmers and ranchers is critical to managing wildlife in the state. District Wildlife Biologists, upon request, can provide direct and technical assistance to land owners at no charge. Technical assistance can include recommendations on habitat improvement, cover types, and food establishment for all species of wildlife. In addition, there are several state and federal wildlife programs that provide financial assistance for improving wildlife habitat. All district wildlife biologists work closely with their local USDA offices to assist in the delivery of the federal conservation programs.
KDWP Wildlife Biologists & Bio-Techs 571.32 kB
Map of assigned counties and contact information for private land programs assistance.