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.

A landowner’s wish fulfilled, 76 years later

It is rare when a property deed tells a story, much less an eloquent one.  But when Dwight Dalbey decided to gift his never-plowed tallgrass prairie in Gage County to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 1944 to benefit University research, his words were chosen carefully.  As a result, he conveyed more than 503 acres in the deed; [Read the full story]

Five Generations of Stewardship Lead to Permanent Conservation of Historic Family Ranch

In the summer of 2012, much of Nebraska’s ponderosa pine forest was ablaze.  From the central Niobrara Valley to the western reaches of the Pine Ridge, historic drought, heat and wind created perfect conditions for the most destructive wildfire season in Nebraska’s recorded history.  [Read the full story]