Nebraska Invasive Species Project
January 2010 - December 2014
- Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
This five-year project continues the work begun with funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. However, while many of the same goals exist, the project now takes on many new tasks in collaborating with the Commission. For example, the project recently released a draft of the Nebraska Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan. Similar plans are in effect in most other states but is lacking in Nebraska. Other invasive species management plans are scheduled for development, encouraging cross-agency collaboration even further. The now fully equipped education and outreach program is reaching out to broad audiences across the state, and has recently focused on state policy makers in hopes of solidifying upcoming invasive species legislation. The Invasive Species Newsletter is now distributed electronically to around 400 people. With five more years of funding, the future of the project lies in many more collaborative efforts in invasive species research and management in Nebraska.