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Kansas Administrative Area 1

Area 1 includes 27 counties, 26 field offices, and 27 conservation districts.

Kansas map with Administrative Area 1 highlightedArea Office:

  • Hays

Field Offices: 26

  • Cheyenne County - St. Francis
  • Decatur County - Oberlin
  • Ellis County - Hays
  • Finney County - Garden City
  • Graham County - Hill City
  • Greeley County - Tribune
  • Hamilton County - Syracuse
  • Hodgeman County - Jetmore
  • Kearny County - Lakin
  • Lane County - Dighton
  • Logan County and Gove County - Oakley
  • Ness County - Ness City
  • Norton County - Norton
  • Osborne County - Osborne
  • Phillips County - Phillipsburg
  • Rawlins County - Atwood
  • Rooks County - Stockton
  • Russell County - Russell
  • Scott County - Scott City
  • Sheridan County - Hoxie
  • Sherman County - Goodland
  • Smith County - Smith Center
  • Thomas County - Colby
  • Trego County - WaKeeney
  • Wallace County - Sharon Springs
  • Wichita County - Leoti

Partnerships:

  • Conservation districts offices: 27 counties
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism: 2 wildlife biologists
  • Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams: 1 wetlands coordinator
  • Kansas Forest Service: 2 foresters, 1 prescribed burn specialist
  • Division of Conservation, Kansas Department of Agriculture: 1 technician
  • Pheasants Forever: 2 biologists
  • Kansas Prescribed Fire Council: 1 rangeland management specialist

Major Land Resource Areas:

  • Central High Tableland
  • Rolling Plains and Breaks
  • Central Kansas Sandstone Hills

Major Ag Production:

  • Wheat
  • Cotton
  • Sunflowers
  • Sorghum
  • Corn
  • Cattle

Major Practices:

  • Prescribed Grazing
  • Residue Management
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Livestock Waste Facilities
  • Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
  • Terraces
  • Windbreaks
  • Pipelines
  • Range Seeding

Resource Concerns:

  • Soil erosion occurring from cropland under continuous annual crop production
  • Water quality degradation due to sediment, nutrients, and pesticides
  • Water quantity concerns due to ground water depletion
  • Degraded rangeland condition from overgrazing and continued drought
  • Soil quality concerns due to organic matter depletion caused by excessive tillage
  • Fragmentation and degradation of wildlife habitat
  • Loss of wetlands (degraded wildlife habitat and reduced aquifer recharge)
  • Invasive species

Contact

Dan Meyerhoff, Assistant State Conservationist

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Kansas NRCS Administrative Area Profile - Area 1 (PDF; 65 KB)