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2015 Landowner Habitat Tours

Tour Description Starting Location Date and Time
Results of Prescribed Fire in the Canyons 

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Travel through the Loess Canyons to see the remarkable difference prescribed fire has made in recent years. See the results of the landowner led Loess Canyons Rangeland Alliance (LCRA) Prescribed Burn Association and their massive efforts to battle Eastern Red Cedar encroachment. Curtis Community Center
201 Garlick Avenue
Curtis
June 11
10:30 am to 3:30 pm
The Birds & the Bees Habitat Tour

 

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Learn about the critical importance of Honey Bees, Monarch Butterflies and Native Pollinators. Tour a Central NE property with prime habitat for pollinators and other wildlife and hear how pollinator declines affect you. Free bus transportation will be provided from St Paul. St. Paul High School
1305 Howard Ave
St. Paul
June 17
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
What’s the Buzz about Pollinators?

 

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This tour will highlight areas where habitat management activities have been imple-mented to enhance the landscape for wildlife and pollinators. Learn how to identify grasses and wildflowers in Southwest NE and their economic importance as pollina-tors. Tour and supper will end at the PF Memorial Youth Park west of Champion NE. Imperial NRCS
706 East 5th Street
Imperial
June 25
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm MT
Quail Management and CRP Practices

 

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Learn how to improve quail habitat with simple management techniques such as edge-feathering, creating down tree structures, and the importance of early successional habitat. See how CRP can be tailored to enhance quail habitat and benefit other spe-cies. Each participant will receive their own quail management take home package. From Franklin, go 3 miles East
on HWY136, turn south on 35 Road
and go 1/2 mile
June 25
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Benefits of CRP

 

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This tour will illustrate the CCRP program and the tremendous advances through the Farm Bill to enhance areas for wildlife and pollinators. See the different CCRP practices and the difference they have made on the landscape. Community Center
202 Sycamore St
Pleasanton
July 15
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
A Patchwork of Habitat

 

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Explore how the timing and arrangement of different management practices can improve your land for pheasants and other wildlife. 3097 County Road O
Tekamah
July 16
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pheasant Management on Public and Private Ground

 

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This tour will illustrate high quality pheasant management on public and private ground. See how land managers are using tree clearing, invasive species control, prescribed fire, and grazing management to boost pheasant populations. Medicine Creek Reservoir
NGPC Headquarters Shop
40697 Trail 10
Cambridge
July 16
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pheasant Management

 

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See what volunteers can accomplish for habitat! Davis Creek WMA has undergone some recent habitat work by the hands of local citizens and PF Chapters. Learn how this has improved the public access area for pheasants and show support for local volunteers. Davis Creek WMA
South of North Loup
Meet at NRD campground on
South side of lake
July 25
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CRP with High Diversity Seed Mixes

 

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This tour will highlight different CRP practices, primarily SAFE and Pollinator Habitat as well as upgrading and managing CRP for upland birds. High diversity seedings will be shown to illustrate how quality habitat is supposed to look and how conservation programs can fit into your operation. Grove Lake WMA
86502 Grove Lake Rd
Royal
July 28
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
CP What?

 

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See and understand the many different CRP practices that are available to benefit soil, water, and wildlife. Learn the best option based on your objective. USDA Office
120 W. 16th
Schuyler
July 30
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Fire Ecology and Results

 

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Take a quick tour of Howard County to see the tremendous effort and result of the landowner led Central Nebraska Prescribed Burn Association and their massive efforts to battle Eastern Red Cedar encroachment. The Gathering Place
612 Howard Ave
St. Paul
August 20
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Critical Role of Pollinators

 

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Learn the global importance of pollinators and the local role they play in economics, farming, food resources, and the landscape. Apple Jack Festival
Nebraska City
September
TBD


Nebraska Statewide Habitat Tour Flyer
– pdf – print and share

2014 Tours – There were a total of 17 Tours held between May and August, 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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