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The Kansas Conservation Partnership

Jointly provides leadership to the state and county on conservation issues. As partners, we are interdependent, have independent responsibilities, yet are dependent on each other for successful delivery of programs.


A productive community in Harmony with a Quality Environment

Guiding Principles

We share a commitment to

  • Listen, anticipate, and respond to our customer’s needs
  • Anticipate, identify, and address issues
  • Encourage decisionmaking at the lowest appropriate level
  • Advocate conservation planning that focuses on understanding resource needs and landowner’s desired land use goals
  • Maintain and enhance our grass roots delivery system
  • Build new alliances to improve our environment
  • Foster environmental policies that are economically viable
  • Improve the quality of life for future generations
  • Sustain and conserve our natural resources and environment
  • Promote the expansion of the Partnership to other local, state, and federal agencies and groups that are working to improve our Kansas resources

We pledge to work together by

  • Advancing and practicing teamwork
  • Involving each partner in the decision-making process
  • Communicating, coordinating, and cooperating
  • Promoting mutual respect, support, trust, and honesty
  • Sharing the leadership and ownership, the credit, and the responsibility

We will improve our efficiency and effectiveness by

  • Focusing and sharing our resources
  • Empowering people to make decisions
  • Demonstrating professionalism and dedication
  • Striving for continuous improvement

Eric B. Banks
State Conservationist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Salina, Kansas
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Bevin Law
Kansas Association of Conservation Districts
Longford, Kansas
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Rodney Vorhees
State Conservation Commissions
Manhattan, Kansas
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Greg Foley
Executive Director
Kansas Department of Agriculture
  Division of Conservation
Manhattan, Kansas
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Patti Winters
Kansas Association of Conservation Districts—Employees Organization
Lincoln, Kansas
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