Connecting Children with the Great Outdoors

Our Environmental Education programs promote hands-on nature education. We seek to get children outdoors and help educators teach an understanding of, and appreciation for, wildlife and our natural world. Adopt a Stream Nebraska Wildlife Federation’s Adopt a Stream program teaches Nebraskans how to understand, enjoy, monitor and conserve their neighborhood stream, creek or wetland. Some Adopt a […]

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Conserving Nebraska’s Wildlife and Wild Places

Our Fish & Wildlife Conservation work is designed to help Nebraskans get involved in fish and wildlife conservation projects in their backyard or community. Some examples: Adopt a Stream Nebraska Wildlife Federation’s Adopt a Stream program teaches Nebraskans how to understand, enjoy, monitor and conserve their neighborhood stream, creek or wetland. Some Adopt a Stream participants pick […]

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Turkeys

Wild turkeys were hunted out of Nebraska by the early 1900’s. Thanks to a release program started in 1959, wild turkeys have made a remarkable comeback in Nebraska, supporting both a spring and a fall turkey season. In the last five years, the wild turkey population in Nebraska has doubled, and wild turkeys can now […]

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Pronghorn

Pronghorn – technically not an ‘antelope’, although often called by that name – once roamed the open shortgrass prairies of western Nebraska in huge numbers. Today, small herds of pronghorn can be found in the Sandhills and throughout Nebraska’s Panhandle, but the largest concentration is in northern Sioux County centered in the Ogallala National Grasslands. […]

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Prairie Grouse

As experiences go, hunting prairie grouse is about as addictive as it gets. Nebraska is home to huntable populations of both sharp-tailed grouse and greater prairie chickens, making it a hunting mecca for the truly addicted. Sharp-tailed grouse range throughout much of the Sandhills, and in the Panhandle. Greater prairie chickens (below) range through parts […]

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