Ethanol and Wildlife - A Bad Mix?
In the race toward increased energy independence
and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, ethanol has been a major player,
perhaps to the detriment of wildlife and the environment.
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of the Uplands
Infrequently seen because they are rarely found near water, these unusual
shorebirds stop in the Rainwater Basin each spring.
Volunteers invade central Nebraska's Rowe Sanctuary every spring.
Once a rare sight here, migrant ospreys are now common and one pair
has built a nest in Nebraska.
with the Foxes
A photographer shares his experience after photographing six young
fox pups last spring.
Our nation's symbol can be viewed year-round across the state.
Hollestelle--Sculptor of Wildlife
From boyhood soap-bar carvings of birds, Hollestelle's art matured
to highly-detailed, animated wood birds in realistic postures and
classic bronze sculpture.
at the Capitol
The peregrine started calling as soon as John Dinan peeked around
the side of the building. Glaring threateningly at us from the nest
box, her raucous screams put the male in defense mode and soon both
were airborne, making sweeping dives at us as we inched closer to
the nest box on the 18th floor of the state capitol building.
Natural Legacy Plan
Last September a coalition of agricultural and sportsmen groups,
conservation agencies and members of the general public completed
a plan that is intended to serve as a blueprint for conserving Nebraska's
full array of biodiversity by reversing the decline of rare species
and ensuring common species stay common.
Once persecuted to dangerously low population levels, protection
and attitude changes have allowed our nation's symbol to make a remarkable
For many bird enthusiasts, it's not spring until they visit the Platte
River to see thousands of migrating cranes. Here's a how-to guide
for enjoying this annual wildlife spectacle.
During the past 10 years, 45,000 acres of Nebraska wetlands and related
uplands have been returned to their natural state. With increased
federal funding, conservationists hope to double the number of restored
wetland acres by 2007.