Places We Protect in Nebraska

Use this map or browse the list below to explore our preserves and places we protect in Nebraska. 

Nebraska Preserves

Niobrara Valley Preserve
Biological crossroads of the Great Plains.

Platte River Prairies
Protecting and connecting Nebraska's imperiled prairies.

Murphy Ranch Watchable Wildlife Area
Showcasing the beauty of the Wildcat Hills.

Cherry Ranch
Working ranch works for conservation.

Rulo Bluffs
Missouri River forests welcome migrating songbirds.

Private Lands

Switzer Ranch
Conservation is a family affair.

Rainforth Easement
Partnering with a farmer sustains a favorite spot of sandhill cranes. 

Horse Creek Fen
Working with the Sandhills Task Force on the Beginning Rancher program.

Kelly Ranch
A family's desire to protect native wetlands and sandhills prairie.

Southeast Nebraska Flagship Initiative
Multi-partner effort catalyzes tallgrass prairie efforts. 

Battling Against Phragmites
Rich Walters works to clear the Platte of this disruptive reed.

River Programs

Platte River
The Conservancy is using several strategies to protect this iconic river.

Missouri River
Public/private partnerships and innovative science are advancing our conservation mission on the Big Muddy.

Niobrara River
This wild and scenic river is loved by biologists and recreational users alike.


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