Fort Scott to host Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission public meeting

The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Danny & Willa Ellis Family Arts Center, Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton. Both sessions are open to the public. The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. and recess at 5 p.m. The evening session will convene at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend both sessions and time will be allowed at the beginning of each for public discussion of non-agenda items.

The afternoon session will feature Secretary Robin Jennison’s report on the agency and state fiscal status and a review of the 2016 Kansas legislative session. The General Discussion portion of the meeting will include a presentation by the Fort Scott Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, a summary of the local Community Fisheries Assistance Program projects, 2017 turkey regulations review, squirrel season discussion and a law enforcement program. The Workshop Session will include discussions of state park, fishing and threatened and endangered species regulations. The meeting will recess at 5 p.m.

The evening portion of the meeting will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. for the Public Hearing. The commission will hear final discussion before voting on revoking KAR 115-8-24, Guiding on Public Lands. In its final action of the night, the commission will hear recommendations for the Fort Riley deer season.

Time will be available during the afternoon and evening sessions for public comment on non-agenda items. If necessary, the commission will reconvene at the same location at 9 a.m., June 24, to complete any unfinished business. Information about the Commission, as well as the April 21 meeting agenda and Briefing Book, can be downloaded at

Live video and audio streaming of the meeting will be available at If notified in advance, the department will have an interpreter available for the hearing impaired. To request an interpreter, call the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-800-432-0698. Any individual with a disability may request other accommodations by contacting the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission secretary at (620) 672-5911.

The next Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission meeting is scheduled for August 11, 2016, in Great Bend.