Understand the value of our forests and woodlands, which are critical to public health and well-being.
April 2017 Stories
Kansas Forest Service 130th Anniversary and Arbor Day Celebration
Kansas Forest Service to host open house on Monday April 24 to celebrate 130th anniversary and showcase new arboretum
- Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Action Guide available nowWildland Fire Action Guide provides tips on how to protect homes from wildfire
Kansas Forest Service accredited as arboretum by global organization
KFS will host open house on April 24
March 2017 Stories
Kansans help their neighbors deal with record-setting wildfires
Kansas Forest Service, K-State Research and Extension agents help lead fire response across the state
November 2016 Stories
Governor’s Christmas tree delivered to Cedar Crest
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Topeka, even if it doesn’t feel like it.
Forest stewardship remains strong in Kansas
Shawnee County landowners recognized as Forest Stewardship Tree Farmer of the Year.
October 2016 Stories
- Tree diversity vital to canopy conservation
Kansas Forest Service continues to plant diverse tree species in Kansas City communities.
September 2016 Stories
Kansas Forest Service seedlings available now
Fall sale runs until Oct. 14; spring sales start in December.
- Kansas Forest Service to host the 2016 Fall Forestry Field Day in Butler County
Field day at Ammons Tree Farm will feature Bill Reid, pecan production expert from Kansas State University.
May 2016 Stories
First Forest Legacy Program project established in Kansas
The project is on the site of Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve in Douglas County.
Forest industry adds $2.1 billion to Kansas
By Bob Atchison, rural forestry coordinator, Kansas Forest Service.
Kansas Forest Service to host Agroforestry Field Day in Ness County
Field day at Sekavec family farm will focus on agriculture incorporating the cultivation and conservation of trees.
April 2016 Stories
March 2016 Stories
Kansas Forest Service district forester receives Conservation Achievement Program award
Thad Rhodes named the Forest Conservationist of the Year by Kansas Wildlife Federation
February 2016 Stories
Jefferson County landowner receives Kansas Bankers Association conservation award
Wildlife Habitat Award winner Les Barnes offers open house event for other landowners to learn about conservation.
$8.1 million in assistance available to plant trees, protect streams and fields
The NRCS and Kansas Forest Service partnership provides assistance to Kansas’ landowners.
January 2016 Stories
Partnership provides Kansas’ windbreaks a new life
Research shows many windbreaks in the state are old and in need of repair.
December 2015 Stories
Alaska recognizes Kansas Forest Service
Alaska's governor extends sincere gratitude to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and state forester Larry Biles.
Christmas comes to the governor's mansion at Cedar Crest
The Kansas Forest Service was involved in the tree and wreath delivery for Gov. Sam Brownback.
October 2015 Stories
Tree diversity equals healthy neighborhoods
Planting a variety of trees in neighborhoods and communities can help combat canopy loss.
Cropland conversion could have troublesome effect on conservation
Examining conservation following the biofuels boom in the last decade
September 2015 Stories
Kansas Forest Service presents the 2015 Fall Forestry Festival
The festival offers family fun and education in nature at the Dean Family Tree Farm.
Butler County tree farmer receives forest stewardship award
Cal Ammons named the Forest Stewardship Tree Farmer of the Year
July 2015 Stories
May 2015 Stories
- Tour of Seven-Acre Black Walnut Plantation to Highlight Field Day
Walnut Council to Meet in Atchison
- Celebrating 25 Years of the Forest Stewardship Program
The program, introduced in the 1990 Farm Bill, allows private landowners to learn more about woodland and natural resource management.
- Agroforestry Comes to Kansas May 20-21