The Mission of the Nebraska Land Trust

To foster the protection of agricultural, historical and natural resources on land in Nebraska, through education, partnering, and permanent conservation.

NET and NRCS Provide Funding for Pines and Buttes Conservation

With passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can provide 50% to 75% of the funds needed to purchase conservation easements on working farms and ranches.

In 2014, the NLT responded to this opportunity by submitting a “Pines and Buttes Preservation Project” grant request to the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET). This $900,000 grant (approved in 2015) will [Read the full story]

Ranchers; Nebraska’s Prairie Conservation Heroes

By Colin Searl, Nebraska Land Trust Intern

Over the past two hundred years the American Midwest, like much of our country, has been cut up, paved, and transformed into something unrecognizable to the settlers and Native Americans of the past. However, there is one group of people who have lived with the land and done more to conserve our native ecosystems than any other group or organization.  These conservationists are ranchers.

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