Our agency is led by a team of professionals dedicated to the outdoors. Their job is to care for the state’s fish, wildlife, park, and outdoor recreation resources in the best long-term interests of the people and those resources. To do that, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission leans on its 10 division leaders who work in concert with a nine-member board of commissioners.
Budget and Fiscal
Planning and Programming
A nine-member board of commissioners oversees the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The commissioners are not elected officials, but are appointed by the Nebraska Governor and confirmed by the Legislature. Eight of the commissioners serve each of eight districts across the state. The ninth serves at large. Commissioners serve in a volunteer capacity.
Among the many duties of the Commission and staff are establishing hunting seasons and regulations for game species; managing Nebraska’s state parks, state recreation areas and other public lands; managing the fisheries at numerous public lakes across the state; helping landowners establish good conservation practices on their land; working to conserve Nebraska’s threatened and endangered species; and providing hunter and boater education, as well as other resources for those who wish to learn to enjoy the outdoors. We are committed to the idea that time spent outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, bird-watching, canoeing, camping or one of the many other outdoor activities Nebraska has to offer, is time well spent.Meet the Commissioners
Nebraska Game and Parks is a family of passionate, innovative professionals who work together to connect people to the natural world and support conservation in Nebraska. The job we face is complex: The needs and interests in every ecosystem are diverse and many — among wildlife, plants, people and places, but we take seriously our role in striking a balance that benefits the most.