Friday, December 2, 2022

2023 Kansas Natural Resources Conference

Download a copy of the full Conference Program here:

Register Online for the 2023 KNRC

Please refer to the guide for assistance with registration. Click on the image to access the full document.

The 2023 KNRC registration and billing is managed by the Wichita State University Conference Office. Please address any questions, billing, or registration issues with the Wichita State University Conference Office: 316-978-6493 or Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We are glad to assist with all questions.

Preconference Workshop:
8 am - 12 pm, Thursday, February 9, 2023 

Prescribed Fire Management for Obtaining Your Natural Resource Objectives

Did you know that prescribed fire can help you meet your natural resource goals in more ecosystems than grassland? Kansas Forest Service will provide an introductory training of prescribed fire and its benefits to land management at the Kansas Natural Resources Conference. This training is for professionals, landowners, and managers in setting basic management goals, writing prescribed burn plans, and when to do the prescribed burn. Other topics will be specific to protecting structures and desirable trees, controlling noxious weeds and undesirable trees, issues that arise without prescribed burning and the history of forests in Kansas. Both instructors have experience in natural resources management, over 48 years of fire management service, and enjoy lively trainings and discussions.

Hotel Information:

To expedite your reservation, be sure to make hotel reservations as soon as possible. The special room rate will be available until Saturday, Jan 7, 2023, or until room block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

Hotel reservations by phone: 785-532-9116

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan, 410 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502

Reservation guidelines:  To secure a guest room reservation, a credit card will be required. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of arrival will incur a charge for the first night’s Room/Tax charge. 

Check-In/Out Time:  Check-in time is 3 PM; check-out time is 12 PM.  All guests arriving before 3 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available. Hotel staff can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.

Are you Fort Hays State University Alumni?

Join other FHSU Tigers on Thursday evening in the Alcove Room from 6-8 PM for an alumni social. For more information, contact Megan Purinton at