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Grasslands and Wildlife

TPNRD works with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Pheasants Forever, and other partners to create new wildlife habitats and enhance existing ones.  These available programs provide options that are offered to promote and restore landscapes beneficial to both game and non-game species of wildlife. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact Bill Carhart, Grasslands Stewardship Coordinator, at the TPNRD office. 

WILD Nebraska Legacy projects

WILD Nebraska along with the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project is a partnership with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission that has benefited many acres in the TPNRD.  This partnership primarily focuses on the reduction of invasive tree species in two biologically unique landscapes within the TPNRD. 

For more information, please contact the TPNRD office or visit the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website listed below.

Corners for Wildlife

TPNRD partners with Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Environmental Trust to provide grasses and wildflower seeds and shrubs for land that may be unproductive or too small to farm effectively, such as pivot corners. This program helps turn these marginal areas of land into habitats for Nebraska's game birds, such as quail, pheasant, and non-game species. 

For more information please contact the TPNRD office or view the PDF below provided by Pheasants Forever.

Corners for Wildlife PDF

Prescribed burns

Prescribed burns can help revitalize grasslands, as well as reduce invasive Eastern Red Cedar trees. The unique grasslands in the TPNRD, with loess hills to the east and Sandhills to the north, can potentially benefit from properly conducted prescribed burns. 

For more information on where to receive training on conducting a safe and effective prescribed burn, please contact the TPNRD office or visit the Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council website.