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Niobrara River Meetings

The Niobrara River has its origins just across Nebraska’s western border.  Other than that, it runs entirely within Nebraska’s borders and is without a doubt one of the state’s most unique and important natural resources.  Its hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities are among the best not only in Nebraska, but in the country.

If you have not had the opportunity to experience any of those Niobrara River recreational resources, you need to, as soon as possible.  But even if you have not, this resource is very important and should be of interest to all Nebraskans:

Public Invited to Meetings About Niobrara River Studies

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission invites the public to attend informational meetings regarding studies completed on the Niobrara River.

Game and Parks will present information from the six studies it has completed about the function and values of the river. Those studies include the science behind the water levels in the river; the economic and social values of recreation on the river; the economic and social values of the river for agricultural, industrial and municipal uses; and the impact river flows have on fish and wildlife.

The meeting schedule is:

— Dec. 8 – Chadron, Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District, 430 E. Second St., 6:30 p.m.

— Dec. 9 – Valentine, Niobrara Lodge, 803 E. U.S. Highway 20, 6:30 p.m.

— Dec. 10 – Butte, Community Hall, 520 Thayer St., 6:30 p.m.

— Dec. 16 – Lincoln, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Gene Zuerlein at 402-471-1542 or gene.zuerlein@nebraska.gov.

Niobrara River, Norden Chute
Niobrara River, just above mouth, Niobrara State Park
Niobrara River east of Valentine
Maybe what the Niobrara River looks like now, Ft. Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, but. . . .
Warm memories from a warmer time

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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