Conservation Nebraska protects our state’s natural legacy by educating the public, supporting communities, and increasing civic engagement.


Conservation Nebraska educates the public, media and elected officials about important conservation issues.


We work to mobilize a diverse network of people to engage in public policy.


We empower Nebraskans to protect their natural resources through locally-led community organizing.

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Our Staff

Eliot Bostar
Executive Director
Chelsea Johnson
Deputy Director

Amanda Gangwish

Program Director

AmeriCorps Conservation Directors

Peggy Apthorpe

Jadon Basilevac

Awinita Bunner

Rhiannon Carlile

Eric Davis

Ryan Engel

Kathleen Gurney

Angel Hadachek

Katlyn Kavan

Grace Kollars

Briana Kouma

Sarah McLain

Olivia Nicholarsen

Samantha Nieman

Kendra Noller

Julisa Prieto-Garcia

Madison Snodgrass

Moira Swanson

Candice Teal

Lauren Thompson

MaryKate Wray

Our Board

Brian O’Neal

Board President

Mike Ayars

Board Director

Eric Johnson

Board Treasurer

Diane Lally

Board Secretary