When Loy and Jean Baumann received a unanimous vote of approval from Keith County, for their 240-acre conservation easement on the north side of Lake McConaughy, Loy naturally thanked the Commissioners for their support. Read the full story
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The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Nebraska Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. Read the full story
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
It was a glorious October day in 2016 when a team from the Nebraska Land Trust (NLT) descended on Mary Lou Chapek’s land in Washington County. The warm weather was complimented by the warm colors of autumn as shades of red, orange and yellow seemed to glow beneath a deep blue sky. Oak/hickory woodlands blanketed the steep hills flanking the Missouri Valley, while marshes, lakes and creeks occupied the valley floor. Read the full story
After the Nebraska Land Trust (NLT) completed the Kennedy conservation easement in 2013, a conversation began around the management of their woodland. The protected property lies along the lower Platte Valley, an area known for its oak-hickory woodland bluffs. However, the “oak” in “oak-hickory” is under considerable pressure to keep its name in the title. Read the full story