Central Kansas and the Arkansas River Valley

2014

Surface Water, Wetlands, and Petroleum Industries; 2014 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, edited by Shane A. Lyle and Catherine S. Evans, KGS Open-file Report no. 2014-4, 78 p. (PDF file, 22 MB)

South-Central Kansas

2013

Oil Exploration, Water Allocation, and Range Management; 2013 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, edited by Shane A. Lyle, Catherine S. Evans, Rex C. Buchanan, and Robert S. Sawin, KGS Open-file Report no. 2013-3, 78 p. (PDF file, 26 MB)

Northwest Kansas

2012

Water Conservation and Consumption, Energy and Transportation, and the Agricultural Economy; 2012 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by S.A. Lyle, C.S. Evans, R.C. Buchanan, and R.S. Sawin, KGS Open-file Report no. 2012-4, 84 p. (PDF file, 36 MB)

Topeka, Lawrence, and Kansas City

2011

Water as Infrastructure, Population Growth, and Sustainability, by S.A. Lyle, C.S. Evans, R.C. Buchanan, and R.S. Sawin, KGS Open-file Report no. 2011-8, 109 p. (PDF file, 19 MB)

Flint Hills, Cross Timbers, and Verdigris River Valley

2010

Water/Energy Nexus, Rangeland and Stream-Corridor Management; 2010 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by S.A. Lyle, C.S. Evans, R.S. Sawin, and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 2010-8, 77 p. (PDF file, 5.4 MB)

Video from Kansas Division of Emergency Management: Kansas National Guard helicopters provide aerial support for 2010 Field Conference

Southwest Kansas

2009

Climate, Energy, and Water Consumption; 2009 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by S.A. Lyle, C.S. Evans, R.S. Sawin, and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 2009-11, 71 p. (PDF file, 6 MB)

Smoky Hill and Republican River Valleys

2008

Water, Wind, and Economic Development; 2008 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by S.A. Lyle, R.C. Buchanan, C.S. Evans, and R.S. Sawin, KGS Open-file Report no. 2008-7, 58 p. (PDF file, 21 MB)

Wichita, Hutchinson, and surrounding areas

2007

Industry and the Environment; 2007 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by S.A. Lyle, R.S. Sawin, R.C. Buchanan, C.S. Evans, and J.R. McCauley, KGS Open-file Report no. 2007-12. (PDF file, 4 MB)

The Tri-State Region

2006

Boundaries and Natural Resources; 2006 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by R.S. Sawin, R.C. Buchanan, C.S. Evans, J.R. McCauley, and S.A. Lyle, KGS Open-file Report no. 2006-21. (PDF file, 3 MB)

Central Great Plains

2005

Water, Recreation, and Economic Development, by R.S. Sawin, R.C. Buchanan, C.S. Evans, and J.R. McCauley, KGS Open-file Report no. 2005-17. (PDF file, 2 MB)

The Kansas Flint Hills

2004

Energy, Prairie, and Preservation, by R.S. Sawin, R.C. Buchanan, and J.R. McCauley, KGS Open-file Report no. 2004-22. (PDF file, 45 MB)

Northeast Kansas

2003

Urbanization and the Environment, by R.S. Sawin, L. Brosius, R.C. Buchanan, and J.R. McCauley, KGS Open-file Report no. 2003-37. (PDF file, 40 MB)

South-central Kansas

2002

Landscapes, Resources, and Hazards, edited by R.S. Sawin, L. Brosius, and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 2002-22. (PDF file, 42 MB)

Northwest Kansas

2001

Water, Energy, and Natural History, edited by R.S. Sawin, L. Brosius, and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 2001-18. (PDF file, 54 MB)

Northeast Kansas

2000

Energy, Land, and Water Resources, edited by R.S. Sawin, L. Brosius, and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 2000-27. (PDF file, 42 MB)

Southeast Kansas

1999

Mining, Water, and the Environment, edited by R.S. Sawin and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 99-18. (PDF file, 37 MB)

Southwest Kansas

1998

Water, Petroleum, and Recreation, edited by R.S. Sawin and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 98-19. (PDF file, 53 MB)

Topeka, Wichita, Hutchinson, and Halstead

1997

Urban Expansion and Natural Resources, edited by R.S. Sawin and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 97-37. (PDF file, 35 MB)

Rice, Stafford, Barton, Ellsworth, Ellis, Trego, Ford, and Edwards counties

1996

Kansas Water Issues, edited by R.S. Sawin and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 96-23. (PDF file, 52 MB)

Eastern Kansas

1995

Understanding Energy and Energy Issues in Kansas, edited by R.S. Sawin and R.C. Buchanan, KGS Open-file Report no. 95-52. (PDF file, 44 MB)

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