We are dedicated to
environmental education, fish and wildlife conservation, and
common sense public policy in Nebraska.
Our organization brings together people who hike, bike, canoe, hunt, fish, camp, watch and photograph wildlife, and enjoy the outdoors. Learn more
about the Federation, and Nebraska wildlife, on this web
site. If you believe, as we do, that the Good Life Means Wildlife, we invite you to
Join the Nebraska Wildlife Federation.
Wildlife Week 2014:
Water and Wildlife
Nebraska Wildlife Week 2014 in March as we explore water
and wildlife. Enter our grade 4-5-6 wildlife poster contest,
and get outdoors!
State Legislature Back in Session
The Nebraska Legislature re-convened January 8 for a session
lasting 60 working days that should end in mid-April.
Federation Asks Lincoln Electric System
to Expand Clean Energy Programs
In a letter to the Lincoln Electric System board and
management, the Federation asked LES to increase funding for
its Sustainable Energy Program in 2014 to at least $5
million, launch a new solar energy initiative, and embrace
more low-cost wind energy.
See our letter here...
Federation: NPPD Draft Plan Highlights
A new draft Integrated Resources Plan from Nebraska Public
Power District highlights that wind and energy efficiency
are now the cheapest energy sources, and identifies a
low-cost Clean Energy alternative. Download
PDF of our analysis here.
Federation Annual Meeting April 20 Near
Join us for the Nebraska Wildlife Federation's Annual
Meeting on Saturday, April 20, at Audubon's Spring Creek
Prairie Nature Center south of Denton. The Federation
business meeting starts at 9 am, and fun family wildlife
activities start at 10:30 am.
Wildlife Week March 18-24
Branching Out for Wildlife is the theme of
Wildlife Week Nebraska. Celebrate the many benefits of trees
for wildlife and people
Federation: State Keystone XL
Assessment Falls Short
In comments filed with the Nebraska Department of
Environmental Quality in December, 2012, the Nebraska
Wildlife Federation said the agency's assessment falls short
of adequately examining the many risks the pipeline poses to
Nebraska fish and wildlife, and the promises by TransCanada
fall short as well. See our
Congress Still Balks at
New Farm Bill
Congress passed a 9-month extension of the Farm Bill at the
end of 2012, but Congress has to date failed to pass a new 5-year Farm
Learn more about the Farm Bill and Nebraska wildlife
Solar Costs Fall for Nebraskans
A 2012 Federation report, Harness the Sun, shows how
the rapidly falling cost of solar energy has made it an
affordable choice at the residential, commercial, and
utility scale. At current prices, solar energy can provide
clean energy to power Nebraska's future.
Download the full
On Thin Ice: Warming Winters Put
America's Hunting and Fishing Heritage at Risk
A March, 2012 report by the National Wildlife Federation
makes the connection between warming winters and the loss of
some of America's most cherished outdoor experiences.
Whether you hunt ducks, watch Sandhill cranes, fish for
trout, or just enjoy the outdoors, climate change is
changing the world in we live in.
See the full report here.
the Chopping Block: Federation Report Details Impact of Federal Budget Cuts on
October, 2011: Nebraska Wildlife Federation released a new
report, Conservation on the Chopping Block, which
details how huge cuts -- 40%, 60%, or more -- proposed to
key federal conservation and wildlife programs will harm
Nebraska's natural resources. Download a
of the report here.