Water & Environment

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Water & Environment

It’s a trap! Study finds effects of weather, time on wildlife sightings

Since the early 1900s, ecologists and conservationists have glimpsed wildlife via camera traps: temporary photo stations that capture evidence of whatever animals wander by.

Panhandle Perspectives: Landowner attitudes about water quality in North Platte Valley

A large majority of people who responded to a recent survey rated water quality in the North Platte Valley of western Nebraska as good or excellent.
North Platte Valley survey

Digital archive preserves first 50 years of Nebraskaland magazine

The first 50 years of Nebraskaland magazine are now available free in digital form online after a three-year collaboration between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.
Nebraskaland magazine

Latest Platte Basin Timelapse project showcases trumpeter swan's return to Nebraska Sandhills

The Platte Basin Timelapse project recently published a story, photo essay and video collection that spotlights the largest waterfowl species in the world, the trumpeter swan. Once nearly hunted to extinction, swans have been reintroduced in the Nebraska Sandhills, where they thrive today. With "Return of the Swan," the Platte Basin Timelapse project highlights a conservation success story, and challenges on the horizon.
Platte Basin Timelapse swan

Nebraska groundwater levels rise following wet year

Groundwater levels across much of Nebraska continue to rebound from the historic 2012 drought, according to the 2019 Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report.
Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report

2020 Yonts Water Conference available online

Lincoln, Neb.

Panhandle Perspectives

Platte Basin Timelapse project continues to inspire grad student

More than four years ago, when Ethan Freese was an undergraduate student in the School of Natural Resources, he interned with the Platte Basin Timelapse.
Ethan Freese

Forbes leads development of food-energy-water nexus network

In recent years, the food-energy-water nexus has received increased research attention due to the growing strains placed on all corners of it by increasing population, migration, climate change and other factors.
Cory Forbes