Wildlife Management

Wildlife Management
Wildlife Management
Woodlands, wetlands and streams provide habitat for many plant and animal species on the ARDC. The Agricultural Research and Development Center provides the opportunity for a variety of environments to coexist in the same setting. For example, diverse environments all in the same section of land can be found where the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building is located - including pastures for cattle grazing, cropland, riparian corridor, woodlots, feedlot, and landscaped areas. Sliver Creek flows through the southwest corner of the ARDC with sub-irrigated meadows and over 100 acres of wetlands. Native species of plants and wildlife, agro-forestry woodlots, and a natural riparian corridor can be found at various locations at the ARDC.

Learn more about wildlife management by visiting the following links:

* Agro-Environmental Trail - The Agro-Environmental Trail is located in the same section of land as the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building at the ARDC. The trail project is a partnership for learning about the interaction of agriculture and the natural environments in Eastern Nebraska. It is a cooperative project involving the following organizations:

  • Audubon Nebraska
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lower Platte North NRD
  • Lower Platte Corridor Alliance
  • National Park Service
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Agro-Environmental Trail will be a premier facility for people of all ages to learn about the natural resources and agricultural environments in eastern Nebraska. This resource will provide the setting for educators, researchers, and the public to implement projects that will increase knowledge on the interaction of agricultural, and natural environments.

The goals and activities of the trail are:

  1. Provide a hands-on opportunity to teach adults and students about agriculture and the natural environment,
  2. Demonstrate the co-existence of agriculture and the natural environment through Best Management Practices for agriculture and urban settings,
  3. Demonstrate the interaction of watershed components of the Platte River,
  4. Create an infrastructure that benefits both humans and the natural environment, and
  5. Highlight native species of plants and wildlife of eastern Nebraska.

* School of Natural Resources

* Resource Publications