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Douglas County

K-State Research and Extension Douglas County 
2110 Harper Street
Lawrence KS 66046

Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Monday - Friday



Bus Routes to Our Office

Bus Route Options: Route 1 & 5

We stand for the fair and equitable treatment of all people. Read more...

Public Statement of Equity and Justice (pdf)

Extension Strategic Plan

Our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan for making K-State Research & Extension Douglas County grow and thrive with and for the community is here! Click below to learn more!

2023 - 2025 Strategic Plan of K-State Research & Extension Douglas County

Natural Resources

Douglas County Kansas is situated in an ecotone, a transition zone between the deciduous forests of the eastern half of the United States and the grasslands of the Great Plains. It is a landscape of reservoirs and rivers, wetlands and streams; of prairies, pastures, and ponds; of woodland and farmland.

Residents of Douglas County, and those who wish to become residents, value the rural and agricultural character of the unincorporated areas of the county and the natural resources that make this area a desirable place to live. K-State Research and Extension has the information and resources you need to enjoy and care for your property.


Early Tick Emergence

The Kansas State University Extension Entomology Newsletter has timely information on upcoming insect pests to watch for. A recent newsletter has information on the early emergence of ticks. Read the article for more information on ticks, removing ticks, and what products are safe, or not safe, for your pets.

Tick identification: K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Ticks in Kansas

Callery Pear Buyback Program

They may look pretty, but these ornamental pear trees (often called Callery pear, Bradford pear, Chantecleer, or Cleveland Select) are spreading over landscapes overtaking our woodlands and grasslands. Act now to help prevent the spread of this invasive plant by cutting your tree down and replacing it with a FREE native tree. Check out the tree replacement program at the link below. The Douglas Co. Master Gardeners have cut down the pear trees at the Extension office on Harper St. and we are excited about the possibilities for transforming this garden space. https://deeproots.org/callery-pear-events/

callery pear tree cut down in the extension master gardener demonstration garden








For questions on our efforts or for other related information, please call or email our Horticulture and Natural Resources Agent, Sharon Ashworth at 785-843-7058 ext. 116 |sashworth@ksu.edu!