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Nebraska Natural Legacy Partnership Team Requests Innovative Proposals

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Natural Legacy Partnership Team (NLPT) is requesting proposals that will facilitate the expansion of the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project in any of the 39 Biologically Unique Landscapes.

The NLPT is looking for proactive, collaborative opportunities to conserve wildlife in Nebraska by reaching out to landowners, local communities, conservation and agricultural organizations.

The NLPT will competitively award proposals for innovative projects that may be habitat improvement, research, inventory, monitoring, planning or a combination of these types. Projects must benefit animal Species of Greatest Conservation Need according to the Natural Legacy Project.

There is $240,000 available and a minimum of 35 percent non-federal match is required. Funds for the Legacy Partnership Team Innovative Grants are from State Wildlife Grants through the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Proposals are due April 17. For more information and the application form visit NebraskaNaturalLegacy.org. Contact Kristal Stoner kristal.stoner@nebraska.gov or Melissa Panella melissa.panella@nebraska.gov at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission with any questions.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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