The K-State Research and Extension Forestry program conducts numerous outreach and educational events each year, held in cooperation with county extension agents and Kansas Forest Service (KFS) staff. Our team of experts focus on conducting applied research using trees to solve environmental problems, including streambank stabilization, riparian buffers, phytoremediation, windbreaks and bioenergy.
A unique facet of the program is the close relationship it has with the state’s Native American community, including the four tribes with reservations in Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Many projects have been jointly led by Haskell and the Forestry program area.
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in particular has sought out Extension advice on several issues, ranging from bison management andsustainability of fuel wood harvests to fruit orchard management and vegetable production.
The program also works closely with the Kansas Forestry Association, a 501(c)3 organization on the development of genetically selected black walnut and bur oak seed orchards, situated at the Geyer Forestry Research Center. This seed is being distributed through the KFS Conservation Tree Planting Program.
Programs and Events
Our annual events provide hands-on learning experiences to Kansans. Contact your local extension office for upcoming classes in your community.