AmeriCorps Spotlight: Taylor Harmening

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Taylor Harmening

Taylor Harmening is a Common Ground AmeriCorps member in the central region of Nebraska. Taylor Harmening of Papillion, NE is a fan of all things outdoors – from fishing and hunting, to hiking and spending time at the lake with her family. With a degree from Wayne...

Take the Nebraska Common Ground Survey

Take the Nebraska Common Ground Survey

Conservation Nebraska's Common Ground Program is aiming to improve stewardship of Nebraska's natural resources by increasing knowledge of and concern for the most important conservation issues facing our state. To do this, our focus is on providing educational events,...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Amanda Gangwish

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Amanda Gangwish

  Originally from Bellevue, NE, AmeriCorps member Amanda Gangwish is equipped with a dual degree in biology and environmental studies from the University of Nebraska. She approaches this work with a drive to push the United States to become a world leader in...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Camaura Scott

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Camaura Scott

Camaura Scott’s service-oriented ambition is what led her from Florida to Nebraska to serve as an AmeriCorps member with Common Ground. “It is very rare to find an AmeriCorps service position that is specifically focused on environmental issues,” she said. “The Common...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Nic Nealy

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Nic Nealy

An Omaha transplant from Colorado, Nic Nealy arrived in Nebraska for his post-secondary education to study environmental biology at Creighton University. After graduation, he decided to stay in Omaha to become part of the change he was beginning to witness. Nic’s...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Jamison Willis

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Jamison Willis

A true Midwesterner, Jamison Willis grew up in the small farming community of Mapleton, MN, then moved to Ashland, WI where he earned a degree in Meteorology. For the past year, Jamison has been serving the communities of Omaha, Norfolk, Columbus, South Sioux City,...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Zoe Vallas

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Zoe Vallas

Originally from upstate New York, AmeriCorps member Zoe Vallas fell in love with Nebraska’s wide open spaces in 2012 when she first visited the state. As an AmeriCorps member with NCEF’s  Common Ground Program, Zoe speaks with Nebraskans about what they care...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Emily Hauck

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Emily Hauck

Emily Hauck was born and raised in Gering, NE, where today she continues to serve as an AmeriCorps member with Common Ground in the panhandle region of Nebraska. She shares her love of northwest Nebraska’s wide open spaces with community members across the region by...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Ben Umberger

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Ben Umberger

Meet Ben Umberger, one of our Common Ground Conservation Directors serving the Southeast region of Nebraska. Common Ground is an AmeriCorps program focused on building a statewide infrastructure of Nebraskans who care deeply about conservation and...

2016 Conservation Summit Videos Now Online

2016 Conservation Summit Videos Now Online

On December 7th, 2016, the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters and Nebraska Conservation Education Fund hosted the Third Annual Nebraska Conservation Summit. More than 350 attendees joined us for discussions about the various ways climate change could impact...