Forestry Policies (Kansas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Kansas


Applies to States or Provinces Kansas
Name Forestry Policies (Kansas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator Kansas Forest Service
Primary Website http://www.kansasforests.org/


Last Review 2014-08-08
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-08-08
Information Source Forest Action Plan: http://www.kansasforests.org/documents/stateagency/Kansas_FRAS.pdf


Summary

Kansas is home to an established forestry industry managing roughly 2 million acres of land. The vast majority of these lands are privately owned. The Kansas Forest Service (KFS) provides the state's inventory and annual summary of its forests. http://www.kansasforests.org

KFS issued in 2010 its Kansas Forest Action Plan, which includes discussion of the increasing volume and density of forests creating opportunity for new utilization of forest products including the use of woody biomass. http://www.kansasforests.org/documents/stateagency/Kansas_FRAS.pdf

The Kansas Forest Service has also presented its Wood Energy Initiative, with the objective of promoting and growing the wood and biomass energy market in the state. The program offers assistance to any entity considering the use of such fuels and technologies. https://www.kansasforests.org/programs/products/woodenergy.shtml


Policy Contact

Department Kansas Forest Service





Website http://www.kansasforests.org/about/contact.shtml
Contact Name Sabina Dhungana
Department Woody Biomass Specialist



Phone 785-532-3308


Email sdhungan@k-state.edu

















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