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February 2023

Get to Know: Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have questions about the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)? Join Conservation Nebraska and USDA Rural Development of Nebraska for an event all about REAP. We will learn about the program and how you can apply before the next deadline of March 31, 2023. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_oo3jICC2Q92yaHmAXYjc-Q The Rural Energy for America Program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make…

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Eggs Over-Easy: Raising Backyard Chickens

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

"What is the avian flu?" "Why have egg prices increased?" "Maybe I should get chickens of my own, but that could be difficult/expensive..." If these are all things you've wondered about recently, this is the webinar for you! Join Conservation Nebraska and Omaha Permaculture for an event all about backyard chickens. Gus von Roenn, founder and executive director of Omaha Permaculture, will be giving a presentation on how to raise your very own chickens (from local ordinances, to space requirements…

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Common Household Herbs for Food and Health

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wonder what herbs will help you get over a nasty cold? Or which herbs will taste the best with the meal you’re preparing? Well you're in luck! Join Bob Henrickson of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and explore all things herbs. From flavors, to properties for health, herbs come in all shapes and sizes. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_UelGkZA_Rg-5DzOmwtlpdQ

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A Hunter’s Role in Wildlife Conservation: Where Nebraska Sits Today

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Over the past 100 years, several key pieces of legislation have established what is today known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Hunters play a key role in that model, both as a method of wildlife management and as one of the primary funders of state fish and wildlife agencies. The shift in use of firearms and ammunition for recreational target shooting, as well as the decline of hunter numbers in certain demographics, put hunter recruitment, retention and…

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March 2023

Ecotourism in the Great Plains

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In this presentation, guests will learn about ecotourism starting with nature tourism concepts in Africa leading to how it’s being practiced in Nebraska and the region. Nature-based tourism as a form of conservation can serve as a bridge between landowners, conservationists, and the general public. We’ll explore several ecotourism operators, challenges for the industry, and how you can get out there and see the Great Plains. Katie Nieland is the Associate Director at the Center for Great Plains Studies and…

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