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Wildlife habitat to be discussed at meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct a public meeting July 8, 2010, in Thedford, Neb., to gather ideas on how the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project may 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 at kristal.stoner@nebraska.gov and (402) 471-5444 or Melissa Santiago at melissa.santiago@nebraska.gov and (402) 471-5708.