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Kansas Conservation History | 2004

Kansas Conservation History

2004, January 4

First WRP easement under the 2002 Farm Bill recorded on 38 acres in Cherokee County.


2005, September 25

First Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) recorded on 205 acres in Riley County.


2008, May 22

Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill) becomes law. Federal farm programs are created, expanded, extended, and/or re-authorized until 2012. This law changed the name of Conservation Security Program (CSP) to Conservation Stewardship Program (CStP) and established the program from 2009-2017.

2008 Farm Bill logo

2008, June 8

Eric B. Banks becomes current State Conservationist.

Eric Banks


2008, October 1

Moving into the future to provide leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment.

Aerial photo of farmland with conservation practices installed
Photo courtesy of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

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Kansas NRCS History (PPT; 7.6 MB) Updated October 2008

Timeline of Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kansas