Wildlife Habitat Resource Event Set for April 12

Wildlife Habitat Resource Event Set for April 12

Session on wildlife habitat will be at Ottawa County Courthouse.

The Central Kansas Extension District will host a Wildlife Habitat Resource Roundtable at the Ottawa County Courthouse in Minneapolis on Monday, April 12.

The session will provide an opportunity for land managers and wildlife enthusiasts who have an interest in developing habitat and enhancing game populations to learn about the programs, services and resources that are available to help them.

The session will start at 6:30 p.m. and last about an hour.

Pat Riese with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will outline several cost share programs that are offered by his agency as well as the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Thad Rhodes, a district forester for the Kansas Forest Service, will explain how to improve whitetail deer and other game species habitat through forestry programs and services.

Jordan Martincich and Devon Walter with Pheasants/Quail Forever will also be on hand to discuss resources for upland game bird habitat development.

The final speaker will be Wildlife Specialist Charlie Lee who will introduce attendees to the private lands wildlife enhancement program and several other services which he coordinates through K-State Research and Extension.

The speakers will be available following the program to talk individually with participants about their specific projects or goals and to help them design a habitat plan.

The event is free and no pre-registration is required. For more information, contact the CKD Extension office in Minneapolis at 785-392-2147 or Salina at 785-309-5850.

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