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Kansas Administrative Area 3

Area 3 includes 24 counties, 19 field offices, and 24 conservation districts.

Kansas map with Administrative Area 3 highlightedArea Office:

  • Emporia

Field Offices: 19

  • Allen County - Iola
  • Anderson County - Garnett 
  • Bourbon County - Ft. Scott
  • Butler County - El Dorado
  • Cherokee County - Columbus
  • Coffey County - Burlington
  • Cowley County - Winfield
  • Crawford County - Girard
  • Elk County and Chautauqua County - Howard
  • Franklin County - Ottawa
  • Greenwood County - Eureka
  • Labette County - Altamont
  • Linn County - Mound City
  • Lyon County and Chase County - Emporia
  • Miami County, Johnson County, and Wyandotte County - Paola
  • Montgomery County - Independence
  • Morris - Council Grove
  • Neosho County - Erie
  • Wilson County and Woodson County - Fredonia

Partnerships:

  • Conservation districts offices: 24 counties
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism: 1 biologist
  • Kansas Forest Service: 1 forester
  • Pheasants Forever: 1 biologist
  • Division of Conservation, Kansas Department of Agriculture: 3 technicians

Major Land Resource Areas:

  • Bluestem Hills (Flint Hills)
  • Cross Timbers
  • Cherokee Prairie
  • Missouri Loess Hills
  • Central Kansas Alluvial Plain

Major Ag Production:

  • Corn
  • Milo
  • Soybeans
  • Hay
  • Wheat
  • Grazing Lands
  • Sorghum
  • Cattle

Major Practices:

  • Ponds
  • Brush Management
  • Pasture and Rangeland Management
  • Erosion Control on Cropland
  • Pest Management
  • Terraces - gradient, tile-outlet, grass-back
  • Waterways
  • Grade Stabilization Structures
  • Grass Seeding
  • No-till and Reduced Tillage
  • Ag Waste Structures

Resource Concerns:

  • Cropland soil erosion occurring from cropland under continuous annual crop production
  • Invasive species in pasture and rangeland
  • Surface water quality degradation due to sediment and nutrients
  • Pasture use rates
  • Decline of grassland wildlife species
  • Grasslands under managed and unevenly used
  • Wetland and riparian area losses due to past farming practices
  • Occasional flooding damaging agricultural crops and infrastructure

Contact

Clifford Thornton, Assistant State Conservationist

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Kansas NRCS Administrative Area Profile - Area 3 (PDF; 65 KB)