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CE: Nebraska Natural Legacy Conference

Wednesday, October 9, 201912:00 amThursday, October 10, 201911:59 pm
Gering Civic Center, Gering, NE

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Natural Legacy Conference in Gering on October 9−10!

Join us in Gering, NE for engaging presentations will focus on natural resource management, biodiversity, wildlife research, citizen science, environmental education, and conservation issues. Attendees will have the option to go on field tours that highlight conservation projects in western Nebraska, including the opportunity to see and learn more about Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep.
Register today for this conference opportunity for conservation professionals, university students, naturalists, and landowners! Your registration fee of $40 includes all of the program events, snacks, and meals. Registration is half-off for Nebraska Master Naturalists, students majoring in wildlife related fields, and landowners. Contact to inquire about discount eligibility.
This event is made possible through support by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

Basic Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, October 9:
8:30 am Coffee, tea, fruit, and pastries
9:00 am Welcome
Morning Program
Keynote Presentation by Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf and Dr. Dirac Twidwell
Noon Lunch
Sessions on Research, Environmental Education, and Citizen Science for Nebraska's wildlife
Evening Reception and Poster Session
6:00 pm Dinner

Thursday, October 10:
9:00 am
Coffee, tea, fruit, and pastries
Morning Program
Wildlife Sessions
Noon Box Lunch To Go
Option for Afternoon Field Tours

Please note that 50% of the registration fee collected will be retained for the event if you must cancel your reservation.

This year for the first time, we are pleased to be able to use Nebraska Game and Park Commission’s Active Net program for the registrations. Please don’t hesitate to contact Melissa at if you have any trouble registering or for any general questions about this event.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Gering!
Active Net Registration:

Lodging is available at the Monument Inn (308-436-1950; online promo code is legacy).
There are also other nearby lodging options in Gering and Scottsbluff.

For those who may be interested in camping, options include the Wildcat Hills SRA and nearby Buffalo Creek and Cedar Canyon WMAs. A local Nebraska Master Naturalist has offered up primitive camping at the nature preserve on his farm along the North Platte River just east of Scottsbluff or more sheltered camping with some facilities at the farmstead. Please for more details.

Hope to see you in Gering!

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