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The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project State Wildlife Action Plan

A Blueprint for Conserving Wildlife and their Habitats

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The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project has developed and is implementing a blueprint for conserving Nebraska's flora, fauna and natural habitats through the proactive, voluntary conservation actions of partners, communities and individuals.  


The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project was published initially in 2005 as the state’s first Wildlife Action Plan.  Voluntary landowners, partner organizations, public land managers, and many others have used the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project to guide conservation work that benefits wildlife, habitat, and the residents of Nebraska. 

Our federal government requires all states to have an action plan and update it at least every 10 years.  Because of new information about Nebraska’s species and landscapes and recommendations from the public and natural resource professionals in the state, we completed a voluntary revision in 2010-2011.  Significant changes include revised Tier I and Tier II At-risk Species Lists, Biologically Unique Landscape boundary changes, inclusion of newly identified threats and strategies, and more.  In coming years, this revised Nebraska Natural Legacy Project will be our blueprint for successful conservation in the state to:

  • Reverse the decline of at-risk species (and avoid the need for state or federal listing as threatened or endangered)
  • Recover currently listed species and allow for their de-listing
  • Keep common species common
  • Conserve natural communities

View/Download Full Document - Nebraska Natural Legacy Project (second edition)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Purpose

Chapter 2: Plan Development Process

Chapter 3: Methodology: Identifying Natural Communities, At-Risk Species and Biologically Unique Landscapes

Chapter 4: Conservation Actions to Address Barriers to Conservation and Stresses affecting Species and Habitats

Chapter 5: Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion

Chapter 6: Mixedgrass Prairie Ecoregion

Chapter 7: Sandhills Ecoregion

Chapter 8: Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion

Chapter 9: Adaptive Management, Monitoring, Inventory and Research

Appendix : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 |12

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