A University of Nebraska–Lincoln project for student-integrated forest and prairie management at the Cedar Point Biological Station has received a $14,794 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
The funding will be used to support student intern stipends at the station and purchase associated equipment and supplies.
“NET funding allows CPBS to push boundaries and try new approaches to habitat and resource management,” said Jon Garbisch, associate director of Cedar Point and project lead. “Over the past several years, with help from NET, we have had great success removing and processing redcedar trees into a wide variety of products that are immediately useful for the facility. We currently demonstrate that redcedar is a resource and far more than an invasive plant that needs to be removed.”
The Nebraska Legislature created the NET in 1992. Using revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the trust has provided more than $349 million in grants to more than 2,400 projects across the state. Anyone — citizens, organizations, communities, farmers and businesses — can apply for funding to protect habitat, improve water quality and establish recycling programs in Nebraska. The NET works to preserve, protect and restore the state’s natural resources for future generations.