to the Great Plains Society of the Society of American Foresters. The
Great Plains Society is composed of foresters and other resource professionals
working in Kansas and Nebraska. While Kansas and Nebraska are known for
their wide expanse of prairie and grasslands, forestry does play an
important role in both states.
Forests from the west and the east come
together in the plains as the central hardwoods extend into the eastern part of
the states and the Ponderosa pine extend into the west. Through the
management efforts of Kansas and Nebraska foresters, these forest lands continue
to grow and thrive. Streams and rivers are lined with cottonwood and other
tree species that provide protection and habitat.
Communities in Kansas
and Nebraska are leaders in community forestry activities.