Corners For Wildlife is a program unique to Nebraska that establishes permanent wildlife habitat on center pivot irrigation corners. This program is driven by funding and commitment from local Pheasants Forever chapters, the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET), Nebraska Game & Parks Commission (NGPC) and local Natural Resource Districts (NRDs). To date, this program has been awarded grants from the NET totaling $3,727,000.
Landowners enrolling in the program receive 75% cost-share assistance from Pheasants and Quail Forever chapters for the cost of seed and wildlife shrubs and a 5-year rental payment of up to $100 per acre each year, depending on the cover practice selected. NET and NGPC funds are applied solely to pay for landowner rental payments. The participating NRD plants the trees for free when the landowner selects 400 or more trees or shrubs for the project.
|Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist||Counties Covered|
308-345-4163 ext. 3
|Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, Red Willow|
|Butler, Colfax, Cumming, Dodge, Madision, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, Stanton|
|Cass, Gage, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline|
|Cedar, Dixon, Knox, Pierce, Wayne|
|Arthur, Blaine, Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Thomas|
|Buffalo, Custer, Dawson, Loup|
|Chase, Dundy, Perkins|
402-746-2268 ext. 3
|Franklin, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps, Webster|
| Ryan Lodge
308-754-4424 ext. 3
|Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Nance, Rock, Sherman, Valley, Wheeler|
| Scott Schmidt
|Burt, Dakota, Douglas, Sarpy, Thurston, Washington|
|Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Morrill, Sheridan, Sioux, Scottsbluff|
| Jenny Prenosil
|Adams, Clay, Filmore, Hall, Hamilton, Jefferson, Merrick, Nuckolls, Thayer, York|
- Enrolled a total of 1,572 corners across the state.
- Planted 558,941 trees and shrubs.
- Created 10,531 acres of nesting cover.
- Applied 699,320 feet of fabric weed barrier to tree plantings.
- Worked with 17 participating Natural Resource Districts.
Information updated 09-14-15
- Corners for Wildlife Notification of Interest
If you are interested in enrolling in the Corners for Wildlife Program, fill out the Notice of Interest form and mail it to the address listed.
- Corners for Wildlife Brochure 1.2012
- Corners for Wildlife Program Guidelines 2015