Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS)

General Information

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Organizational Narrative:

The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS) has a strong track record in assisting WRAPS in all stages of progression. We offer our network of partners to help each WRAPS group fully develop and implement their plans.
KAWS provides 100 percent coverage of the state with 12 chapters and local chapter members that are residents and stakeholders in their watershed. Our staff is dedicated to protection, restoration and creation of wetlands, streams, and their associated riparian areas. This is illustrated by the fact that KAWS has been promoting water quality improvement for the past 14 years and has a strong record in providing quality demonstration projects to showcase wetland, stream and riparian area technologies with over 260 projects completed to date.

Provider Background

General Services:

  • Watershed Modeling
  • Mapping
  • Education
  • Grant Assistance

Workshops and Tours

KAWS does a complete job in organizing and conducting events that promote its mission areas – creating, enhancing and protecting wetlands, streams and riparian areas. We can help increase awareness, create interest, and identify needs as we conduct workshops and tours on:

  • Streambank stabilization
  • Wetland restoration, enhancement, protection
  • Moving livestock from streams and riparian areas
  • Riparian buffers


Wraps Support

KAWS will perform water quality sampling to assist the local SLT on evaluating sub watersheds for the need for further analysis such as an assessment or determination that the particular sub watershed is not a contributor to the TMDL.

KAWS staff will:

  • Participate in WRAPS meetings and provide support between meetings
  • Maintain close communications with the WRAPS coordinator, leadership team members and others
  • Serve on stakeholder leadership teams as requested
  • Provide topical presentations and technical expertise as requested on:
  1. Streambank stabilization
  2. Wetland restoration
  3. Moving livestock from streams and riparian areas
  4. Riparian buffers
  5. Provide input on needed assessments.
  • Assist with WRAPS-led tours, workshops, and demonstration projects
  • Provide informational support

Identifying demonstration projects


Watershed AssessmentWater Quality Monitoring

KAWS can perform various levels of GIS analysis relating to the riparian area and the associated land in the watershed

BMP’s / Tech Implementation:

  • Wetland management
  • Livestock
  • Cropland
  • Erosion control
  • Forestry

BMP’s / Tech Details:

  • KAWS has under contract a firm to design wetland and streambank protection and restoration projects.

Service Area

All – We serve the entire state

Additional Information

WRAPS Projects your organization is currently working with:

Lower Kansas River WRAPS, Middle Kansas River WRAPS, Upper Wakarusa Watershed WRAPS, John Redmond  WRAPS, Fall River WRAPS, Toronto Lake WRAPS, Milford WRAPS

Other Services

Watershed Assessments

KAWS can perform Watershed Assessments on HUC-12s at different Levels of detail and analysis. See our latest Estimated Cost and Watershed Assessments for details.


P.O. Box 100

Pratt, KS 67124

Phone: 1-785-410-0040
Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS)