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2016 Landowner Habitat Tours

Tour Description Starting Location Date and Time
Flowers for Fish  See how you can help improve water quality in local streams by providing wildlife habitat on land!  Learn how water quality is sampled, important fish and invertebrate indicator species of water quality, and important components of wildlife habitat. Homestead National Monument Outreach Center Beatrice, NE June 9
9:00am – 1:00pm CDT
Prescribed Fire Tour Landowner prescribed burn associations provide benefits to forage production, wildlife habitat, ranchers’ pocketbooks, and local communities. This tour will show how the  Loess Canyons Rangeland Alliance is impacting the region. Catered evening meal included Curtis Community Center
310 Center Ave N Curtis, NE
June 16
2:00pm – 7:30pm CDT
Successful Pollinator Projects – What Does It Take?  Join us to learn about the importance of Monarch butterflies, why and what native forbs are needed for pollinator habitat establishment. North Platte NRD  100547 Airport Road Scottsbluff, NE June 22
10:00am – 2:00pm MDT
Fantastic Forb Friday  Come along to learn about plants that can be used in Southwest Nebraska to attract Monarch butterflies, honey bees, bees and other pollinators. NRCS Office
706 East 5th Street
Imperial, NE
June 24
5:00pm – 8:00pm MDT
Prairie Establishment Strategies  Establishing a native prairie takes time and weed control is critical during the first few years. Learn what to expect and how to manage weed competition. Danish Alps SRA 1260 200th Street
Hubbard, NE
 July 16
9:00am – 1:00pm CDT
Sandhills Plant ID Tour Tour the Calamus Reservoir and learn about the different habitat types and plants of the sandhills. Calamus Reservoir SRA Little York Point
42285 York Point Rd
Burwell, NE
July 16
9:00am – 1:00pm CDT
 Rangeland  Management Tour  This tour will dive into cost effective methods to control cedars, adaptive grazing man-agement strategies, and cost share programs available to help meet your objectives. From Naponee, go 1 mile South on 31C and park in gravel lot on west side of road right after you cross the Republican River bridge. July 21
9:00am – 1:00pm CDT
 Pheasant  Management &  Research Workshop Come learn about current upland game bird research taking place in Southwest  Nebraska and the New Pheasant Mega Plan for Nebraska. TCDC Community Building
406 East 1st Street
Trenton, NE
July 28
9:00am – 1:00pm CDT
 
Monarch Madness   Learn all about the Monarch Butterfly. Hear about habitat needs, cultural importance, conservation efforts and what you can do to help. Nelson Community Center
333 S Main Nelson, NE
July 29
9:00am – 12:30pm CDT
Using Prescribed Fire for Grassland and Wildlife  Management  See how fire is used at Lake Wanahoo SRA to control invasive woody plants, while benefitting native grass and wildflower diversity. Lower Platte North NRD 511 Commercial Park Rd
Wahoo, NE
August 4
9:00am -1:00pm
CDT


Nebraska Statewide Habitat Tour Flyer
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2015 Tours – There were a total of 12 Tours held between June and September, with over 330 people attending these informative habitat tours conducted by the PF Biologist.  

Male Dickcissel singing in a CRP field. Photo by Scott Schmidt
Male Dickcissel singing in a CRP field. Photo by Scott Schmidt

 

A lesson in shrub identification during the habitat tour at Summit Lake SRA. Photo by Deb Ward
A lesson in shrub identification during the habitat tour at Summit Lake SRA. Photo by Deb Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 18, 2013 – Wildflower Hike – Wildcat Hills Nature Center –  Gering, NE

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group lex photos

Upcoming Events

Jul
16
Prairie Establishment Strategies - Habitat Tour
Establishing a native prairie takes time and weed ...
Jul
16
Sandhills Plant ID Tour - Habitat Tour
Tour the Calamus Reservoir and learn about the dif...
Jul
21
Rangeland Management - Habitat Tour
This tour will dive into cost effective methods to...
Jul
28
Pheasant Management & Research Workshop - Habitat Tour
Come learn about current upland game bird research...