Division of Conservation

(This website was updated 9/23/2022)
                

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Welcome to the Division of Conservation (DOC)

Conservation of natural resources is an important concern for all Kansans. The Division of Conservation (DOC), working with 105 local Conservation Districts, 75 organized Watershed Districts, other special-purpose districts, as well as state and federal entities administer programs to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion, conserve water, reduce flood potential and provide local water supply. The DOC has the responsibility to administer the Conservation Districts Law, the Watershed District Act and other statutes authorizing various programs. The agency budget is financed from the dedicated funding of the Kansas State Water Plan Special Revenue Fund, State General Fund, and fee funds.

Conservation District AreasThese five conservation regions are each represented by a commissioner who serves on the State Conservation Commission.

Division of Conservation News

State Conservation Event and Meeting July 21-22

The State Conservation Commission and the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts will host a Supervisor Engagement Event in Salina on Wednesday, July 21, starting at 2:00 p.m. The SCC and the KACD will then hold a joint meeting on Thursday, July 22, at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at Salina.

The State Conservation Commission and the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts will host a Supervisor Engagement Event in Salina on Wednesday, July 21, starting at 2:00 p.m. The SCC and the KACD will then hold a joint meeting on Thursday, July 22, at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at Salina.

All conservation district supervisors and managers are encouraged to attend the Supervisor Engagement Event. The day will include a Supervisor Roundtable Discussion followed by a tour of crop plots at The Land Institute in Salina. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested by emailing Kansas Department of Agriculture director of conservation Andy Lyon at Andrew.Lyon@ks.gov.

The joint meeting on July 22 is a regular meeting for both organizations. Members of the public who want to participate in the meeting can do so via the virtual meeting option.

For more information or to request directions on how to participate in the online meeting, please contact the KDA Division of Conservation at 785-564-6620 or kda.doc@ks.gov.

The KDA Division of Conservation consults with the SCC to protect and enhance Kansas' natural resources through the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, guidelines and programs designed to assist local governments and individuals in conserving the state's renewable resources.