CONSERVED! Three Sisters Berlet Farm

July 7, 2023

Nebraska Land Trust (NLT) is proud to partner with Deborah Twombly, Victoria McGoldrick and Christina Robb to conserve their family farm.

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CONSERVED! Graham Crowe Ranch

June 23, 2023

Nebraska Land Trust (NLT) is proud to partner with Les and Jan Graham to conserve their 8,244 acre ranch in Holt County. This is NLT’s largest easement to date.

Graham Crowe Ranch is one of the largest grasslands in northeast Nebraska under one owner and includes over 4 miles of Niobrara River frontage. In addition to keeping this ranch in working agriculture, this agricultural land easement provides numerous other environmental benefits including improvements to water quality in the area.

The ranch is also incredibly ecologically diverse, with a lengthy list of identified species of conservation concern, including the Piping Plover, Ruby-throated Humming Bird, and Regal Frittilary Butterfly, among others.

A special thank you to the Grahams for conserving this important piece of Nebraska’s agriculture and natural resources.

Nebraska Land Trust has worked with landowners to conserve 47,214 acres to date across 23 counties. As always, we hope you stay tuned as we continue working to conserve Nebraska’s agricultural, historical and natural resources.

CONSERVED! Turkey Creek Preserve Addition

Nebraska Land Trust is proud to partner with the Turkey Creek Preserve Foundation to conserve an additional 317 acres in the existing Turkey Creek Preserve.

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Conserved! H-Bar Ranch

Nebraska Land Trust (NLT) is proud to partner with Brent and Janet Steffen to conserve their nearly 6,000 acre ranch in Thomas County.

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The Landscape 2022 Impact Report

Our 2022 Annual Report is now available. See what we have accomplished this year and where we are headed in 2023!

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2022 Strategic Plan

The 2022-2027 Strategic Plan provides the organizational values, principles, objectives, and priorities that are rooted in our mission and drive our day-to-day work.

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20th Anniversary Special Edition Impact Report

The Nebraska Land Trust celebrates 20 years of conservation! This special edition report is dedicated to the past decade of conservation easements all across Nebraska.

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2020 Impact Report

The Nebraska Land Trust worked with five more families to conserve rangeland from the prairies of eastern Nebraska to the buttes of western Nebraska.

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Large Prairie Forever Protected next to Willa Cather Memorial Prairie

Inspired by seemingly endless grasslands near Red Cloud, Willa Cather captured the beauty of Nebraska’s prairies in words like no other.  Although the prairie is no longer endless, a visitor to the 612-acre Willa Cather Memorial Prairie south of Red Cloud can still capture that experience, especially when they gaze at the Read the full story

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