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Kansas Forest Service Podcast
28 minutes | a month ago
Solving environmental problems.
On this episode of the Kansas Forest Service podcast, Dr. Barden explains the different types of Kansas woodlands. Dr. Charlie Barden is a Professor of Forestry and Extension Forester at Kansas State University. He dedicates his time and research to solving environmental problems with trees. His research provides valuable knowledge to Kansans through a network of K-State Research and Extension Agents located in counties across Kansas.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Growing Christmas spirit.
The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has many of us searching for ways to bring more joy to our lives as we distance ourselves from friends and family this holiday season. Phil Wegman and Amy Grelinger with the Kansas Christmas Tree Growers Association, share how their members are taking every precaution to ensure your family can safely visit and cut a fresh, Kansas tree this year. A tree that is seven to eight years in the making! Find a Christmas tree farm near you: http://kctga.com/kctga_website_temp_037.htm
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Trees for people.
In this episode, three of the Kansas Forest Service Community Foresters share why they were drawn to serve Kansans, how they are guided by the KFS mission, and ways for community members to get involved. Whether you are in Metro KC or a rural town in western Kansas, a KFS Forester is available to guide your community through the challenges of protecting and managing your urban forest.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
The fireline rookie.
Wildland firefighting rookie Ryan Armbrust (the full-time Forest Health Coordinator for KFS), recently took an assignment on the Mid-Plains Interagency Handcrew. While on assignment, he was under the watchful eye of seasoned wildland firefighter and KFS District Fire Management Officer, Chris Hanson. In the first bonus episode for the Kansas Forest Service Podcast, Ryan and Chris discuss the lessons learned on the fireline, how camp life differs in a COVID-19 world and swap stories about their favorite recipes!
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Planning for wildlife.
With 20 years of service to the Kansas Forest Service, Thad Rhodes, Rural Forester in District Five, works with landowners to reach their conservation and wildlife management goals. Driven by a passion for the outdoors and conservation, Thad motivates the landowners he works with by creating a tailored management plan that is manageable to implement. Whether you enjoy big hame hunting or bird watching, Kansas Forest Service Rural Foresters help landowners create a management plan to attract wildlife and meet conservation goals.
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