There is an amazing amount of information available on threatened & endangered species, learning about nature & natural resources, and getting active in the outdoors… check out these trusted sites.
The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project is part of a nationwide effort to address the needs of declining wildlife. Through its detailed plan, the NNLP seeks to refine and implement a blueprint for conserving Nebraska’s flora, fauna and natural habitats through proactive and voluntary conservation actions.
This site provides Nebraska-specific information about Threatened and Endangered species including information on the process by which species are listed as Threatened or Endangered, what a “Recovery Plan” is and how it is used, and examples of how Nebraska has worked to protect Threatened and Endangered species.
The Nebraska Field Office provides biological advice to other federal and state agencies, industry, and members of the public concerning the conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats. Conservation activities include protecting federally threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems, providing recommendations for ways to avoid, minimize, or compensate for harmful impacts to fish and wildlife resources and their habitats, and investigating the effects of contaminants on fish and wildlife.
This national site provides information about the Endangered Species Act of 1973, current news about Threatened & Endangered Species and information about specific Threatened & Endangered Species. Additionally, this site allows visitors to search for threatened & endangered species by name, state, and county. (NOTE: The information provided on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife page is not Nebraska-specific and includes information pertinent to the entire range of the species nation-wide. For the most accurate information about Nebraska’s listed species, please refer to this site or the Nebraska Threatened & Endangered Species webpage)
The Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership works to protect endangered Interior Least Terns and threatened Piping Plovers in Nebraska. Their work involves reducing the likelihood of conflicts developing between people and birds and increasing the amount of habitat available to nesting birds. This site has information about Piping Plovers and Least Terns and how public & private partnerships can be successful in protecting rare species.
NatureServe is an online encyclopedia of life. The site has accurate information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species.
The Endangered Species Coalition is a national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, education, religious, sporting, outdoor recreation, business and community organizations working to protect our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places. Visit the site for information about National Endangered Species Day, to learn about specific endangered species, and to read their blog.
Sponsored by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Nebraska Project WILD aims to provide information and resources for Nebraska’s formal and non-formal educators. Visit the site to view available resources, learn about upcoming educator workshops, and to engage children in learning outdoors.
Developed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, this site seeks to engage children, adults, educators and families in outdoor experiences. The site provides online resources and information about the benefits of getting outside and how to engage in nature.