Monitoring & Research
Staff work with universities, contractors, volunteers and state biologists to monitor populations of amphibians, fish, reptiles, mammals and birds throughout the district. Deer surveys conducted by staff in the fall guide the deer management plan at Shawnee Mission Park and other outlying future park sites.
Ongoing creel surveys assist staff with setting fishing limits. Volunteers provide invaluable research on bluebird breeding populations and migratory birds. A JCPRD permit is required for any research or collection activities. Additional state and federal permits may be required. Contact Matt Garrett, JCPRD biologist, at 913-826-3440 for more information.