Habitat Conservation Tips


Show Off Your Planted Prairie!

Native grassland and pollinator habitat conservation are vital to agriculture and to Nebraska wildlife. If you’re one of the thousands of folks who have visited the Natural Resources building at Husker Harvest Days, you may have picked up a packet of the Native Prairie or Pollinators seed from the NRDs. If you received and planted some of our native prairie or pollinator seed, we need you to show off your hard work!

Central Platte NRD has created a special website to upload pictures of your planting for this project. Simply click on the map, insert a pin, upload your prairie photo…and show your stuff!  GO TO WEBSITE  The website also allows you to place a “pin” on the map to show where you have grown your native prairie or pollinator habitat. It would be amazing if we can fill up the state with “pins” and pictures showing the extent of everyone’s efforts.

In 2008, CPNRD began conducting the Native Prairie Outreach Project at Husker Harvest days, distributing native prairie seed packets and educational materials to approximately 1,500 people annually including approximately 300 packets of seed totaling 11 acres worth of restored prairie are handed out. Visitors to the booth are also given information on native plant propagation and patch-burn grazing systems.  The event is sponsored by CPNRD, other NRDs, with assistance from the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts.

If you have any questions about the native seed project or the website call  David Carr at (308) 385 -6282 or email carr@cpnrd.org.


Click on the videos below for habitat conservation information.

Importance of Milkweed Habitat
Hand Harvesting Wildflower Seeds
The Foundation of Habitat Success
Creating Bare Ground
Controlling Invasive Trees
Emerald Ash Borer
Importance of Bare Ground for Native Bees
Importance of Milkweed Habitat