Whooping cranes tend to migrate north later than sandhill cranes. But a lone bird may end up hanging out with the sandhill cranes, as they eat and nest together, said Julie Geiser, public information officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The meetings will include an overview of what the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission knows about mountain lions in the state.
The “Focus on the Future” planning document outlines how the agency will deal with changing demographics, climate fluctuations, land-use changes, relevancy to the public, water issues and policy challenges through 2022. “Our world may be changing, but our mission is not,’’ said Jim Douglas, commission director.
Biologists monitoring the critters found that their range has been expanding and their survival is high.
During a commission meeting Thursday in Columbus, Michelle Stryker provided an update on the Ponca and Fort Atkinson results of a planning tactic used for the first time in Nebraska last year. Agency staffers, designers and members of the public collaborated on a vision for development in sessions known in planning circles as a “design charrette.”
The Nebraska Trout Slam was just the thing to get Justin Powell’s competitive juices flowing.
Over the next two weekends, the park will lead “Marsh Madness” tours at sunrise and sunset to view migrating waterfowl.
Each spring, more than a half-million sandhill cranes stop in the state to fatten up before journeying to nesting grounds up north.
Soaring Hawk is open for its first full season after a test run this past fall. Next month, the state’s second multi-course zip line, a six-liner, will open at Mahoney State Park. Until then, this is Nebraska’s one and only.
Nebraska’s next waterfowl hunting season landed intact Friday but not without taking flak from a few duck hunters.
Improvements are scheduled to begin at the Johnson Lake State Recreation Area inlet. The project will improve angler access to the existing breakwater.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider 2018 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its Friday meeting in Columbus.
The plan is to divert excess Platte water via canal, culvert and pipeline over the Platte-Republican divide near Smithfield in south-central Nebraska’s Gosper County and run it south into the Republican via Turkey Creek.
More than 10,000 visitors showed up both Saturday and Sunday, the biggest count in 20 years at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Nebraska’s Platte River is littered with the remains of proposed water projects.
More than a half-million geese have been reported at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, about 100 miles south of Omaha near Mound City, Missouri. A similar count was estimated 35 miles north of Omaha at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Caddy’s Parkside Grill, a family dining restaurant, will be open for lunch and dinner, with plans to eventually serve breakfast.
If people weren’t thinking about the promise of warm weather when they entered the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show on Sunday, they sure were when they got a look at all the toys of summer in the CenturyLink Center.
See a photo gallery featuring some local hunters' top prizes from across the Midlands.
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park will be closed to all vehicle traffic while an old residence at the park is burned Saturday
Jonathan Wood and his buddy spent the hours of the flight alternately congratulating themselves and daydreaming of the moments that awaited once they touched down in Los Angeles.
Chad Gideon is among a growing number of Nebraska landowners to take a shot at ecotourism by sharing his little slice of river, woods and wildlife with paying visitors. Ecotourism promotes travel to natural areas and greater understanding and appreciation for nature, local society and culture.
Registration is underway for Plains Safaris, a conference on tourism and conservation in the Great Plains that will be held April 18-20.
Bald eagle numbers at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge typically peak in late winter as they congregate on the refuge before many move north.