PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission invites the public to attend their next public meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Chanute. The meeting will be held in the Alliance Room (3rd floor) of Memorial Building, 101 S. Lincoln, Chanute. The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. and recess at 5 p.m., then the Commission will convene at 6:30 p.m. for the evening session. The public is invited to attend both sessions and time will be set aside at the beginning of each for public comment on non-agenda items.
The afternoon session will begin with a report on the agency and state fiscal status and an update on the 2018 Kansas legislative session. The Commission will then hear General Discussion items to include a Tourism Division update, and regulations updates from the Parks and Fisheries divisions. The Workshop Session will follow and include discussions on webless migratory birds, deer seasons on Fort Riley, public lands regulations, elk management units, and coast guard navigation rules.
The evening session will convene at 6:30 p.m. for a Public Hearing, at which time the Commission will vote on the 2018-2019 seasons for antelope, elk, and waterfowl.
If necessary, the Commission will reconvene at Memorial Building at 9 a.m., April 27, 2018, to complete any unfinished business. Information about the Commission, as well as the April 26 meeting agenda and briefing book, can be downloaded at ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Commission/Upcoming-Commission-Meetings.
Live video and audio streaming of the meeting will be available at ksoutdoors.com. 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 KWPT Commission secretary at (620) 672-5911.
The next KWPT Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Great Plains Nature Center in Chanute.