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Northeast KS Pack Test Dates

Annual pack test and shelter deployments to maintain NWCG certification. All participants must bring their own 45lb pack for the pack test. All participants must bring helmet and gloves for the shelter deployment part. Please contact the administrator of the pack test if you have any questions or needs.

DateTimeLocationRegistration Information
4/281800Olathe, KSRegistration form
5/240800Manhattan, KScontact Eric Ward
6/010800Manhattan, KScontact Eric Ward

NWCG – S211
Wildland Portable Pumps and Use

Location: Olathe, KS
Date: April 28-29, 2022

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to design, setup, operate, troubleshoot, and shut down portable water delivery systems. The focus is on portable pumps – it does not address water delivery for engines. Topics covered include: portable water delivery systems; equipment; roles and responsibilities; and system design and hydraulics. There is also a field exercise where students will apply what they learned in the classroom.

Learn more and register here.

NWCG – S212
Wildland Fire Chainsaws

Location: Seneca, KS
Date: May 20 – 22, 2022

This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. The course lessons provide introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chainsaws, and their tactical wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chainsaw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations.

Learn more and register here.

Agroforestry Field Day

Location: Lyon County (868 Road 290, Americus, KS)
Date: 8:30-3:00, June 15, 2022

Wells tree planting

The purpose of the Agroforestry Field Day is to provide landowners, farmers, ranchers and natural resource professionals the opportunity to learn science-based information regarding design, function, management, and benefits of trees and shrubs within contemporary agricultural systems for a variety of purposes. This year features the Roger and Nancy Wells Family Farm, the 2019 Kansas Agroforestry Award winner, located in rural Lyon County northeast of Americus.

Topics will include range management, tree removal and planting, wildlife habitat and food plots, prescribed burning, timber stand improvement and management plans, and streambank stabilization and riparian forest buffers. Equipment demonstrations are also planned.

Registration will be $12 online prior to the event, and $15 in-person the day of the event. Please use the Eventbrite link below to register:

Carbon Management Workshop

Managing Carbon Workshop

Location: Wichita, KS
Date: June 21-23, 2022

This workshop will explore science and management recommendations for the use and demonstration of bio-based technologies and practices to enhance carbon storage in the forest and woodlands of the Southern Great Plains, within the context of climate change projections and impacts.

More details and registration information may be found on the Managing Carbon web site.