We’ve all been there – talking to someone who expresses the opinion that Nebraska is topographically challenged and devoid of anything but agriculture. When I hear such remarks, I have a bad habit of asking, “did you see our state from 30,000 feet or through a windshield on I-80?” This reflexive response stems from experience — I’ve seen a lot of Nebraska and know that it is a place of diverse beauty with stunning landscapes, pristine rivers, world-class wildlife, and important history. But to be fair, the skeptics are right about one thing; 97% of the land is privately owned and most of that is in agriculture.
This article is written by Dave Sands, Executive Director of Nebraska Land Trust. Click here to download the document.