State Energy Resources Coordination Council

Wind and Prairie Task Force
Additional Resources

Wind and Prairie Mapper, a web-based mapping tool is now available.

The Wind and Prairie Task Force held its last meeting on May 20 in Topeka.

Click here for more information about past meetings.


WPTF Charge

WPTF Public Forums

WPTF Listserve

WPTF Meetings


Additional Resources


Kansas Energy Information Network

Kansas Geological Survey

Assessment of the Economic and Tourism Impacts of Siting Wind Energy Developments in Kansas Natural Areas, a study prepared for the Kansas Department of Travel and Tourism by Fermata, Inc. (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 1 MB)

Wind and Prairie Mapper, Kansas Geological Survey (online mapping tool)

Siting Guidelines for Wind Projects in Kansas, Kansas Renewable Energy Working Group (Adobe Acrobat PDF file)

Siting Issues for Wind Power Plants, National Wind Coordinating Committee

Permitting of Wind Energy Facilities: A Handbook, National Wind Coordinating Committee (Adobe Acrobat PDF file)

Wind Resources Map (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 1.8 MB)

Untilled/Tallgrass Prairie Map (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 835 KB)

  • Due to a bug in older versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader, viewing the above two maps is sometimes a problem. We recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 to view the above two maps. OR use the ROTATE button on the far RIGHT of the Acrobat user bar to rotate 360 degrees. The images should print OK regardless.

Wind and Prairie Maps (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 2.6 MB)

Ecoregions of Kansas and Nebraska, Map and descriptions of ecoregions from the U.S. EPA

Kansas Natural Resources Legacy Alliance, KNRLA web site, with links to their final report (Dec. 1, 2003)

Wind Power in Nebraska Report, Nebraska Wind Energy Task Force, January 2001

Kansas Natural Resource Council Resolution #04-1, Kansas Natural Resource Council (KNRC), January 2004

Wildlife Management Institute

Effect of Energy Development and Human Activity on the Use of Sand Sagebrush Habitat by Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Southwestern Kansas, Robert J. Robel, John A. Harrington, Jr., Christian A. Hagen, James C. Pitman, and Ryan R. Reker (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 92 KB)

Kansas Renewable Energy Working Group

SERCC Wind and Prairie Task Force
Web version May 17, 2004