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Morel mushroom season has begun in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. – There is good news for foragers. The morel mushroom picking season is just beginning. Some morels now are being found along eastern Nebraska’s river bottoms. In a few weeks, they will emerge in hilly wooded areas above rivers. “Look for morels near dead and decaying trees like cottonwoods,” said longtime morel hunter Greg Wagner, public information officer with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “Walk slowly and scan the ground carefully. Where you find one, you should …

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Webinar series will celebrate American Wetlands Month in May

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Celebrate American Wetlands Month this May with a series of virtual webinars. In a state full of diverse aquatic habitats, these webinars will be a great chance to get to know Nebraska’s wetlands. A variety of topics will be covered, from types of wetlands to the species that rely on them for survival. Registration is required and can be completed by visiting the event entries at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov or Facebook.com/NGPCWildlifeEducation. The series schedule is: • May 4 – …

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Celebrate state parks centennial at Rock Creek Station Natural History Day

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn some history, gain some knowledge on resource management and celebrate state parks on May 8 at Natural History Day at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hosting the event, which is open to the public and part of the state parks centennial celebration. Landowners and conservationists are encouraged to attend. The event will feature eight 45-minute hikes on natural history, land and game species management, geology and history from …

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Chadron State Park campground temporarily closing for construction

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CHADRON, Neb. — Chadron State Park is closing its campground from April 25-28 for its road improvement project. Gregg Galbraith, park superintendent, said the closure will allow workers to pave the roads without interruption and ensure the asphalt has properly cured before being subject to the weight of traffic. He said the campground will reopen the night of April 29 if the work occurs without delay. Galbraith said most campers seeking sites this time of year have been turkey hunters, …

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Virtual Panhandle BioBlitz is May 1-2

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission are inviting the public to survey the natural resources of the region during the Virtual Panhandle BioBlitz May 1-2. A bioblitz is an inventory of species, such as plants, mammals, birds, insects and fungi, in a specific area during a specific period. The free event will begin with a welcome segment May 1 at 9 a.m. MDT. Participants will then be encouraged to explore the …

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Riverview Marina SRA to close temporarily April 22 for culvert replacement

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Riverview Marina State Recreation Area in Nebraska City will be closed temporarily April 22 due to the replacement of a culvert under the entry roadway. One-lane access will be allowed starting April 23. Two-lane access should be available within two weeks.

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Gracie Creek Pond rehabilitation project initial phase to begin

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Anglers will notice construction work at Gracie Creek Pond on the upstream end of Calamus Reservoir in Loup County. The work is the initial phase of the pond’s rehabilitation project. Nebraska Department of Transportation crews will remove nearly 20,000 cubic yards of soil from the north and west side of the parking lot. The soil will be removed to make way for sediment to be excavated during the pond’s rehabilitation, which should begin late this summer or …

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Open Fields and Waters Program seeking new enrollments

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is looking to provide additional hunting and fishing opportunities on private lands through its Open Fields and Waters Program. Landowners willing to allow public, walk-in access for hunting or fishing can receive annual, per-acre payments through the program. Participating landowners are afforded liability protection through the Nebraska Recreational Liability Act. Additional financial incentives often are available for habitat improvements, such as Conservation Reserve Program enrollment or management upgrades. Game and Parks …

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Commission approves 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting recommendations

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons at its meeting April 20 in Kearney. Commissioners approved staff recommendations to increase deer permits and bonus antlerless-only whitetail tags in several management units to stabilize populations. For antelope management units, an additional 39 either-sex permits and 390 doe/fawn permits were approved. An additional 78 bull elk and 267 antlerless elk permits were approved to reduce elk populations in many elk …

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Five ways to get involved in Nebraska Bird Month

LINCOLN, Neb. — This May, join fellow bird lovers in celebrating Nebraska Bird Month by getting trained, celebrating birds, and boosting research through a variety of events planned across the state. More than a dozen events, such as the statewide Nebraska Bird Month 2021 BirdBlitz, provide opportunities for all skill levels. Here are five ways to get involved: Get iNaturalist trained: Learn how to use this online-based, community science platform to document Nebraska’s birds and help collect real scientific data; this …

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