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Wildlife habitat focus of July 8 Nebraska meeting

From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will hold a public meeting July 8 in Thedford to gather ideas on how the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project can be revised to better address the needs of wildlife habitat.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project is a blueprint for conserving wildlife and their habitats. Nebraska’s wildlife populations have declined because of habitat loss, habitat degradation, diseases, and competition and predation from invasive exotic species. The Legacy Project strives to prevent further losses of the state’s biodiversity and enhance healthy, stable native wildlife populations. In the past five years, nearly 200,000 acres of habitat have been enhanced by using voluntary, incentive-based actions that benefit landowners and wildlife.

For more information, contact Kristal Stoner by e-mail at kristal.stoner@nebraska.gov and (402) 471-5444 or Melissa Santiago by e-mail at  melissa.santiago@nebraska.gov and (402) 471-5708.

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