The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers various opportunities for the public to get involved in conservation efforts.
Donate to the Wildlife Conservation Fund
Since 1984, tax-deductible donations to the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund have helped the thousands of species that call Nebraska home. Wildlife Conservation Fund projects help those species considered non-game, or those that are not hunted or fished. Donated dollars have big impact; Wildlife Conservation Fund dollars are matched with other grants, so that a dollar donated becomes four dollars for helping wildlife.
Learn More about the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation
The Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation is an organization of Nebraskans for Nebraskans focused on the future of parks, wildlife management and conservation in our state. Your tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation—in any amount—helps care for and preserve the outdoor resources that make Nebraska special.
Learn more via the foundation website
Project WILD provides interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum and materials that focus on wildlife. Project WILD programs and materials assist learners of all ages to develop the awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to act responsibly in matters concerning wildlife.
Become a Master Naturalist
Get up close and personal with Nebraska’s natural resources! Participants in the Nebraska Master Naturalist Program engage in nearly 60 hours of in-depth training about Nebraska’s ecosystems, plants and animals, conservation biology and more. Explore Nebraska alongside scientists, faculty, and natural resource professionals. Contribute your time and expertise through exciting volunteer opportunities in habitat conservation, environmental education, citizen science, and more. Most importantly, connect with Nebraskans who share your passion for nature.
Learn more via the Master Naturalist website
Nebraska Natural Legacy Project
The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project is part of a nationwide effort to collaboratively address the needs of declining wildlife across the country.
Organizations/individuals involved: Ducks Unlimited,Calamus Outfitters, Farmers Union, Education Service Units, Fontenelle Forest, National Park Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Natural Resource Districts, Nebraska Alliance for Conservation and Environment Education, Nebraska Audubon, Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Corn Growers, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska Partnership for All-Bird Conservation, Nebraska State Museum, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Pheasants Forever, Inc., Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Private Landowners, Rainwater Basin Joint Venture of Nebraska, Sandhills Task Force, Santee Tribe, The Conservation Alliance of the Great Plains, The Nature Conservancy, University of Nebraska, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service and Western Nebraska Resources Council.