Wichita Kansas Forest Service is seeking public input on forest areas targeted for protection under its legacy program.
The agency says public opinion is important because 95 percent of Kansas forests are privately owned, with 65 percent of the holdings located in 10-acre patches or less.
The service's forest resource assessment and strategy will target funds and resources in an effort to get the best return of ecological, social and financial benefits. The state has about 5.2 million acres in forests and woodlands.
June 4 is the deadline for comments.