The Commission:

  • Name: Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission
  • Regulatory or advisory: Regulatory
  • Number of voting members: 7
  • Term length: 4 years
  • How selected: Appointed by Governor
  • Senate confirmation required: No
  • Selection criteria per statute:

“One member of the commission shall be chosen from each fish and wildlife administration region as established by the department. In the appointment of members of the commission, the governor shall give consideration to the appointment of licensed hunters, fishermen and furharvesters, park users and to nonconsumptive users of wildlife and park resources. No more than a majority of the members shall be of the same political party.”

“The Commission’s Mission is that of the Departments: “To conserve and enhance Kansas’ wildlife and its habitats, ensuring current and future generations appreciate and enjoy these living resources and associated recreation, while informing the public of the status of Kansas’ natural resources, gaining understanding and support in achieving this mission.”

The Agency:

  • Name: Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks
  • Type: Standalone agency
  • Title of Agency Director: Secretary
  • Selection process: Appointed by Governor
  • Visit the agency’s website

Revenue for Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, FY2023

Find Your State

America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

State Report

Agency Memo Report

National Report