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Kansas Administrative Area 2

Area 2 includes 28 counties, 26 field offices, and 28 conservation districts.

Kansas map with Administrative Area 2 highlightedArea Office:

  • Hutchinson

Field Offices: 26

  • Barber County and Comanche County - Medicine Lodge
  • Barton County - Great Bend
  • Clark County - Ashland
  • Edwards County - Kinsley
  • Ford County - Dodge City
  • Grant County - Ulysses
  • Gray County - Cimarron
  • Harper County - Anthony
  • Harvey County - Newton
  • Haskell County - Sublette
  • Kingman County - Kingman
  • Kiowa County - Greensburg
  • Marion County - Marion
  • McPherson County - McPherson
  • Meade County - Meade
  • Pawnee County - Larned
  • Pratt County - Pratt
  • Reno County - South Hutchinson
  • Rice County - Lyons
  • Rush County - La Crosse
  • Sedgwick County - Wichita
  • Seward County - Liberal
  • Stafford County - St. John
  • Stanton County - Johnson
  • Stevens County and Morton County - Hugoton
  • Sumner County - Wellington

Partnerships:

  • Conservation districts offices: 28 counties
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism: 1 wildlife biologist
  • Kansas Forest Service: 1 forester
  • Pheasants Forever: 2 biologists
  • Division of Conservation, Kansas Department of Agriculture: 1 technician
  • The Nature Conservancy: 1 rangeland management specialist
  • Kansas Prescribed Fire Council: 1 rangeland management specialist

Major Land Resource Areas:

  • Central Rolling Red Plains
  • Central Rolling Red Prairies
  • Great Bend Sand Plains
  • Central Kansas Sandstone Hills
  • Rolling Plains and Breaks
  • Southern High Plains, Breaks
  • Southern High Plains, Northern Part
  • Central High Tableland

Major Ag Production:

  • Corn
  • Alfalfa
  • Wheat
  • Sorghum
  • Soybeans
  • Milo
  • Cotton

Major Practices:

  • Grade Stabilization Structures
  • Waterways/Terraces/Diversions
  • Crop residue Management
  • Ag Waste Systems
  • Brush Management
  • Pasture and Rangeland Management

Resource Concerns:

  • Soil erosion occurring on cropland both wind and water
  • Water quality degradation due to sediment, nutrients, pesticides, and animal waste
  • Water quantity, efficiency of ground and surface water used for irrigation
  • Grasslands under managed and overused
  • Loss of upland bird habitat
  • Invasive species reducing the quality of our native rangelands

Contact

Sheldon Hightower, Assistant State Conservationist

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Kansas NRCS Administrative Area Profile - Area 2 (PDF; 149KB)