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Kansas Conservation History | 1936-1937

Kansas Conservation History


Nursery is established at Manhattan, Kansas, now known as the Plant Materials Center (PMC was established as of July 1, 1953).

1936, June 22

Flood Control Act is enacted to develop measures to retard water flow and prevent soil erosion in selected watersheds

Photo of team working on flood control structure


Ira K. Landon, State Coordinator, 1937 - June 1942


1937, February

President Franklin Roosevelt sends letter to all state governors urging each state to set up soil conservation districts.


1937, March 25

Governor Huxman signs into law a bill creating conservation districts.


1937, April 10

State Soil Conservation Commission (in 1972 renamed State Conservation Commission) established to protect and enhance Kansas' natural resources.

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