Know Nebraska: Backyard Livestock

Nebraska is no stranger to livestock. Cows outnumber humans by 3.5x, and three Nebraska counties are currently among the top US cattle counties (Cherry, Custer, and Holt County). However, when thinking about livestock in Nebraska, one doesn’t typically tend to picture...

Know Nebraska: Foraging and Food Forests

Food insecurity is an issue that plagues communities across the nation. Food deserts, or areas where residences do not have access to a reliable source of healthy food within a convenient traveling distance (typically a full service grocery store, rather than a corner...

Know Nebraska: Nebraska Invasive Species

What are invasive species? Though the natural world doesn’t follow man-made borders, every species on earth has somewhere it originated from, and places where it would throw off the natural balance. The term “invasive species” describes any plant, animal, pathogen,...

Know Nebraska: Beekeeping in Nebraska

Beekeeping is a practice which has existed for thousands of years. It is thought that Egyptians were the first practitioners of beekeeping, starting the practice around 10,000 years ago; where they would utilize hollowed-out tree stumps to mimic the natural habitats...

Know Nebraska: Nebraska’s Green Infrastructure

Nebraska’s water resources are highly revered not only across the state, but across the country. Nebraska has the most groundwater out of any other state, due to the presence of the Ogallala Aquifer and we’re home to 80,000 miles of rivers and streams. Nebraska also...

Know Nebraska: Nitrates in Nebraska

What exactly are nitrates?Nitrates, which is a form of nitrogen, are plant nutrients needed for improved growth, but excess of these nutrients can cause adverse impacts on human health. When too much nitrogen or fertilizer is applied, plants cannot absorb the nitrates...

Celebrate National Rivers Month

June 1st annually marks the beginning of National Rivers Month! Rivers are an extremely important natural resource in Nebraska, with 79,056 miles of rivers throughout the state. Conservation Nebraska is dedicated to educating the community about the protection of...

Day of Service: Honoring 9/11 Day

Day of Service: Honoring 9/11 Day

Early this month, volunteers across the country came together to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by joining in acts of volunteer service as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, commonly known as 9/11 Day. 9/11 Day is...

Beginners Guide to Green Cleaning

Beginners Guide to Green Cleaning

It is commonly known that conventional cleaners have a number of chemicals that can worsen asthma, COPD, and irritate your eyes and throats if used too heavily. A 2020 study, from Norway, determined that people who have a job cleaning, or clean at home, have a higher...