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Natural Legacy Project Demonstration Sites

The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project is the blueprint for conserving the amazing biodiversity in Nebraska, which includes at-risk, threatened and endangered species — also known as the Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Within Nebraska, there are 39 Biologically Unique Landscapes, which have been identified with high concentrations of Species of Greatest Conservation Need and are prioritized for natural community conservation. With the majority of lands in Nebraska privately owned, it is important that we demonstrate habitat management techniques and engage with local communities to achieve successful conservation initiatives.

The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project has designated 20 demonstration sites which represent different habitat types, have Species of Greatest Conservation Need, have administrative support to implement conservation and are publicly accessible. Below is a brief description of the habitat enhancements, public education and monitoring at six demonstration sites located across Nebraska.

2013 projects

Sandsage Prairie-Clover: Survey of Historical Occurrences in Nebraska
Sponsor: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lauritzen Gardens
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2011 projects

Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges
Sponsor: The Nature Conservancy
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Upper Niobrara Riparian Restoration Project
Sponsor: multiple
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Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Working Lands Initiative
Sponsor: multiple
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Partnerships in Riparian Restoration
Sponsor: multiple
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2010 projects

Response of Herpetofauna to Grazing and Fire in Wet, Tallgrass Prairies
Sponsor: multiple
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Enhancing Diversity and At-Risk Species Habitat in Degraded Prairie Landscapes
Sponsor: Enhancing Diversity and At-Risk Species Habitat in Degraded Prairie Landscapes
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