Statewide Forest Action Plan

The Nebraska Forest Service is asking for public input on issues related to the state’s trees and forests during a series of public meetings (March 2 – March 11, 2020). The meetings occur ahead of the submission of Nebraska’s Statewide Forest Action Plan—a federally mandated document that assesses the condition and trends of tree and forest areas. The meetings will provide an overview of the Forest Action Plan, priority forest areas, and issues within the respective landscapes. Public meeting attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback through the submission of written comments. Those unable to attend in-person meetings may review and submit comments online. That information will be found on this webpage once the public commenting period begins.
Sunrise at Chat Canyon wildlife refuge in Cherry County Nebraska.
Sunrise at Chat Canyon Wildlife Management Area in Cherry County, Nebraska. Courtesy: Eric Fowler, NEBRASKAland Magazine
The public commenting period on the Statewide Forest Action Plan is 45 days
Monday, March 2 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
Community Physical Meeting Location Date/Time Priority Forest Landscapes Reviewed
South Sioux City

Papio Missouri River Rural Natural Resources District Office 
1505 Broadway, PO Box 129, Dakota City, NE 68731

Monday, 3/2/2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Missouri River, Elkhorn River
Valentine Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District Office
303 E US-20, Valentine, NE 69201
Tuesday, 3/3/2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Niobrara Valley
Chadron Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District Office
430 East 2nd Street Chadron, NE   69337-2433
Wednesday, 3/4/2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Pine Ridge
Scottsbluff North Platte Natural Resources District Office
100 547 Airport Rd Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Thursday, 3/5/2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Wildcat Hills, Platte River
North Platte West Central Research and Extension
402 W State Farm Rd, North Platte, NE 69101
Meeting in the Synder Building
Friday, 3/6/2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Platte River, Loess Canyons, Loup River/Central Loess Hills, Republican River
Omaha Papio Natural Resources District Office
1060 Wilbur St, Blair, NE 68008
Monday, 3/9/2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Missouri River, Platte River
Lincoln Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Office
3125 Portia St, Lincoln, NE 68521
Tuesday, 3/10/2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Platte River, Blue Rivers, Nemaha Rivers
Grand Island Central Platte Natural Resource District Office
215 Kaufman Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803
Wednesday, 3/11/2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Platte River, Loup River/Central Loess Hills, Blue Rivers, Republican River