Home » Tag Archives: Aquatic Habitat Program

Tag Archives: Aquatic Habitat Program

SRA Fishing and Fishing Access Improvements

EF20190625_0566

Want to highlight some recent projects in progress or completed on a couple State Recreation Areas.  You can read the entire press release about a number of SRAs and recent projects, but here I just want to highlight those that will improve fishing and fishing access: Two Rivers State Recreation Area A new ADA-accessible fishing pier opened this spring thanks to a $224,000 public-private partnership matching memorial donations with federal funds. Louisville State Recreation Area A more than $1.2 million …

Read More »

Moberly Award

MoberlyAwardPlaqueInset

Our Aquatic Habitat Program was recently recognized by the American Fisheries Society.  Follow the link and read all about it! NEBRASKA GAME & PARKS, DON GABELHOUSE, AND MARK PORATH RECEIVE STANLEY A. MOBERLY HABITAT CONSERVATION AWARD

Read More »

Brook Trout Spawning

BrookTrout01

Almost every fish in Nebraska waters spawns at some time during the spring.  That can occur from early, early spring all the way through summer.  So, yes, I am stretching when I use the word “spring” to describe the timing of that reproductive activity. However, that wording is correct because they do not spawn in the fall. With two exceptions. . . . Brown trout and brook trout in Nebraska are fall spawners.  Yes, we do have populations of both …

Read More »

Standing Bear Update

EF20190625_0800

Many of you will remember that we started an angler access and renovation project on Standing Bear Reservoir this spring (Standing Bear Renovation).  Beside the renovation of the fish community, this concept map describes the work being done: Weather has been relatively favorable this summer, dirt has been moving and progress is being made.  Got a few photos to show.  These are some of the angler access improvements along the north shoreline: Here is a big picture view from the …

Read More »

News Items, June 5, 2023

DSCN3009

Got a couple of news items which I want to spread: Summit Lake SRA event celebrates improvements Celebrate the completion of recent improvement projects at Summit Lake State Recreation Area near Tekamah on June 10. A ribbon cutting for a new playground will take place at 11 a.m. Enjoy archery, fishing and kayaking for free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with provided equipment. A fish fry is scheduled at noon; meals are $12 for adults, $8 for age 12 …

Read More »

Standing Bear Renovation

EF20190625_0800

Short notice on this, so I am going to post it ASAP.  I have a news release I want to publicize today: Standing Bear Lake to be chemically renovated Standing Bear Lake in Omaha will be chemically renovated April 11, weather pending, to remove the remaining fish population as part of an ongoing Aquatic Habitat Restoration Project. Public access to the area will be limited the day of application and all entrance roads will be closed during the application process. …

Read More »

Anglers help bring new life to aging waters in 2022

Anglers in Nebraska got a lot accomplished this year — just by buying a fishing permit. Regardless of their success on the water, their purchase of a permit — and the Aquatic Habitat Stamp that is included — helped fund more than $8 million in improvements through the Nebraska Aquatic Habitat Program in 2022. In essence, they helped bring new life to aging waters. The program, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022, enhances aquatic ecosystems by implementing restoration techniques in …

Read More »