Refuge Happenings

Cooperative Agricultural Agreement Opportunities

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Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge is seeking experienced grazing permittees to assist us in the responsible management of Refuge lands in order to better maintain wildlife habitat. The purpose of the grazing program is to utilize this important habitat management tool to promote and enhance native grass and wildflower diversity in the prairies, enhance nesting cover for migratory birds and waterfowl, and to reduce invasive species. For more information and the application please click on the link below.

Cooperative Agricultural Agreement Opportunities

Fort Niobrara Vision Statement

Fort Niobrara NWR will strive to preserve, restore, and enhance the exceptional diversity of native flora and fauna and significant historic resources of the Niobrara River Valley and Sandhills of Nebraska for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.Fort Niobrara NWR habitat management goals will seek to maintain a healthy Refuge environment that will provide opportunities for visitors to enjoy wildlife-dependent uses of the Refuge in a natural setting. Interpreting a unique assemblage of habitats, wildlife and the Refuge’s historical heritage, as well as improving facilities will enhance the visitor’s experience while protecting the cultural integrity of the area. To meet these challenges, the Service will seek partnerships with other agencies, interest groups, landowners, and local communities. These efforts will result in greater protection of wildlife, fish, and plant resources throughout north-central Nebraska.

USFWS Mission

US Fish and Wildlife Service Mission

The US Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

About the Complex

Fort Niobrara/Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Fort Niobrara/Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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