Mary Lou Chapek protects Turkey Creek Preserve, a part of her conservation vision, through a donated conservation easement. Northern Cheyenne completes Monument on land protected by a conservation easement. The Nebraska Land Trust supports the Monument project by helping to raise funds from many generous individuals and foundations. The Nebraska Land Trust initiates community conservation to engage local people in land protection along the Lower Platte Valley.
When you plan a mid-July event outdoors in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge, you prepare for the worst and hope for the best. So a large tent was erected to shelter attendees from blazing sun or heavy rain at the dedication of a Monument to the Cheyenne Breakout of 1879. However, Mother Nature was kind the morning of July 15, 2016, providing a cloudy sky and a cool breeze that had some people reaching for coats including Dave Sands, the Nebraska Land Trust’s (NLT) executive director who had served on the Monument Committee to help raise $150,000 for its completion. [Read the full story]