Livestock Operations

Click here to learn more about environmental issues associated with livestock production, under the Livestock and Other Animals section.


Helpful publications on pesticides

Threatened & Endangered Species

Helpful publications on threatened and endangered species

Applicable laws

Other helpful website for information about threatened & endangered species

Specific species

Species specific information


Water Law

Helpful information on water and water rights

  • Kearny Finney County Proposed Local Enhanced Management Area (KFL)
    • For up-to-date information on the status of discussions for the proposed KFL, including upcoming meetings, visit the proposed KFL’s website.  
  • Kickapoo Indian Reservation Water Right (PDF)
  • Water transfers
    • For information regarding the current City of Hays / R9 Ranch change and water transfer application, visit the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources website.    
  • Water of the U.S. (WOTUS)
    • For information on current U.S. government efforts to revise the rule, as ordered by President Trump in an Executive Order dated February 28, 2017, you can visit the EPA’s website.  
    • The Duarte Nursery WOTUS case in California has been settled. For more information about that case, visit the website of the Pacific Legal Foundation, who represented the Duarte Nursery in litigation.

Helpful publications on water law