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

Laura Casne

Eric Davis

Grace Dempsey

Ryan Engel

Madeline Ferber

Angel Hadachek

Steven Kirchner

Ben Kinkor

Briana Kouma

Maggie Krist

Libby Markham

Mariska Molnar

Eliza Newkirk

Olivia Nicholarsen
Kendra Noller
Elysia Olguin

Ashley Pankonin

Hannah Richardson
Samantha Sigman
Dakota Stock
Ashleigh Stolhman
Moira Swanson

Rita Thomas

Sophia Vacanti

MaryKate Wray

Misty West
Andrew Wright

Our Board

Brian O’Neal

Board President

Mike Ayars

Board Director

Eric Johnson

Board Treasurer

Diane Lally

Board Secretary