DWP Seeks Input on Wildlife Management Areas

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Every five years, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and people who are interested in management at wildlife areas around most of the state's large reservoirs meet, share ideas, and work together to better manage wildlife populations and their many recreational opportunities, such as hunting and wildlife viewing. These five-year reviews help area managers to better manage wildlife populations and the recreation that they provide to lake visitors.

During 2004, public presentations and meetings will be conducted to provide an opportunity for communication and better understanding of some of the management options that are available, as well as to receive public ideas and support for area plans. Subjects reviewed during the meetings will include goals and management ideas for habitat, deer, turkey, upland birds, waterfowl, refuges, special hunt opportunities, threatened and endangered species, facilities, and area access.

Anyone who enjoys abundant and diverse wildlife populations at these areas and is interested in attending one of the meetings to contribute ideas and assistance should contact their favorite wildlife area or state park office for dates and times of meetings. For more information, phone (620) 672-5911 and ask for Public Lands.