Kansas Natural Heritage Inventory
At the KSNHI we conduct directed surveys for rare species and their habitats, habitat assessments, and surveys for a variety of natural community types. We are involved in restoration and remediation projects and in the development of site-specific management recommendations.
Our staff have expertise in the areas of field botany, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, zoology, and GIS. Many of our projects provide research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. We collaborate with other scientists from KBS and the University as well as with a variety of state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, private corporations, and individuals.
Our program is a contributing member of NatureServe, a network connecting science with conservation, consisting of natural heritage programs and conservation data centers throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Through NatureServe, data are integrated among member programs to provide seamless coverages of multi-jurisdictional datasets.
The KSNHI is a program of the Kansas Biological Survey, located on the West Campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Vouchers collected for our work are deposited at the University's Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center.