Northwest Kansas

2020
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The 2020 Kansas Field Conference was a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can see the videos produced for this event at the links below.

Sustainability Efforts in the Ogallala Aquifer
Geosights in NW Kansas (Part 1)
Geosights in NW Kansas (Part 2)
Local Sustainability Efforts in NW Kansas

South-Central Kansas

2019

Oil, Salt, Wetlands, and Other Regional Resources; 2019 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by Susan Stover and Catherine S. Evans, KGS Open-file Report no. 2019-5, 90 p. (PDF file, 15 MB)

North-Central Kansas

2018

New Developments in Agriculture, Water Management, and Local Economies; 2018 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by Susan Stover and Catherine S. Evans, KGS Open-file Report no. 2018-15, 78 p. (PDF file, 24 MB)

Northeast Kansas

2017

Shaped by Glaciation and the Missouri River; 2017 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by Susan Stover and Catherine S. Evans, KGS Open-file Report no. 2017-47, 68 p. (PDF file, 16 MB)

West-Central Kansas

2016

Natural Resources, Economics, and Decisions for the Future; 2016 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, by Susan Stover and Catherine S. Evans, KGS Open-file Report no. 2016-23, 72 p. (PDF file, 22 MB)

East-Central Kansas

2015

Managing Resources for Economic Growth and the Environment; 2015 Kansas Field Conference Field Guide, compiled by Susan Stover and Catherine S. Evans, KGS Open-file Report no. 2015-4, 72 p. (PDF file, 15 MB)

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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