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 Wildlife Week 2014: Water and Wildlife

Now Available: our Spring 2014 Prairie Blade newsletter

 

The Nebraska Wildlife

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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.

 

Wild Adventure Day

April 19 in Lincoln

Join Nebraska Wildlife Federation and Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center for free, fun, outdoor activities for the whole family. Two dozen activities like a prairie hike, stream adventure, live snakes and amphibians, and many more from 10 am to 2 pm. Sponsors include Russ's Market, Union Bank & Trust, and our host Pioneers Park Nature Center. Download an information flyer here.  

 

Wildlife Week 2014:

Water and Wildlife

Celebrate 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 to Adjourn

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 Benefits of

Clean Energy

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 Denton

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 here.

 

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 comments here.

 

Congress Still Balks at

Passing 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 Bill.  Learn more about the Farm Bill and Nebraska wildlife here.

 

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 report here

 

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.

 

Conservation on the Chopping Block: Federation Report Details Impact of Federal Budget Cuts on Nebraska

 

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 pdf of the report here.