Northeast Nebraska RC&D & Partners Focus on Wildlife Habitat

The July 11th Habitat Management Tour in northern Cedar County will take an up-close look at techniques used in managing grassland habitat for wildlife.  Biologists will pick apart what’s been learned in attempts to re-invigorate old Conservation Reserve Program lands to make them the most productive wildlife habitat possible, talk about long-term management and maintenance of the those acres, and share the expectations, challenges and surprises of habitat work. Other points of interest will include prairie plant ID, tree planting for wildlife, and long-term woodland management.

This tour will be of interest to those who want to know more about the life cycle needs of local wildlife populations, have management activity requirements in their own CRP contracts, have a general interest in plant identification, or have questions about managing trees and woodlands for wildlife.

The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council in cooperation with Pheasants Forever and Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is hosting this Habitat Management Tour.  It will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11th at 88592 Hwy 15 (8 miles east of Hartington on Hwy 84 & 3 ½ north on Hwy 15) at the George and Gretchen Hirschbach’s property.  There is no fee to attend and no need to pre-register.  Transportation will be provided on-site for the actual tour itself.  The workshop will conclude no later than 5 p.m.

For more information about this tour or others, contact the Northeast Nebraska RC&D at 402-582-4866 or via email at [email protected].