Welcome to the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition
Interested in monitoring your pastures?
The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition developed the Rangeland Monitoring Program to provide on-site assistance for landowners who are ready to implement a pasture-monitoring system — but would like a little help getting started.
The NGLC Rangeland Monitoring Program is available to landowners and managers across the state on a first-come, first-serve basis for a low cost-recovery fee of $25. The program incorporates both plant and soil monitoring and includes technical assistance, laboratory analysis and interpretation of data. More
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Increasing Profits While Regenerating Resources
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Soil Health and Water Conservation Through Grazing Cover Crops
Lincoln, NE – April 25, 2016 –Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition announced today that it will receive $99,066.00 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “Soil Health and Water Conservation Through Grazing Cover Crops” project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 7, 2016 in Lincoln. This is the first year of award with a potential for 2nd and 3rd year funding totaling $99,066.00 and $99,066.00 respectively. The project is one of the 118 projects receiving $18,799,900 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year. Of these, 69 were new applications and 49 are carry-over projects.
Based on the theory of “Teach a man to fish,” this project focuses on grazing cover crops on highly erosive row crop acres that are part of routine row crop plant rotations and/or targeted for reseeding to pasture and range grasses for grazing purposes. On row crop acres that are part of routine crop rotations, grazing cover crops enhances soil health and conserves water through reduced wind and rain erosion. On row crop acres targeted for cool season or native grass reestablishment, the use of cover crops is a logical first step to enhance soil health. This is a three-year project, with the goal of conducting a cover crop grazing demonstration each year in each of the eight NGLC districts statewide. However, the scope of the Soil Health and Water Conservation Through Grazing Cover Crops Project has potential for greater awareness of the importance of soil health and water conservation throughout Nebraska.
The Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 1992. Using revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the Trust has provided over $250 million in grants to more than 1,900 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 Nebraska Environmental Trust works to preserve, protect and restore our natural resources for future generations.
Holistic Regeneration of our Lands: A Producer's Perspective
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The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition is an independent organization of ranchers, interest groups, and agencies whose mission is to collaborate on projects that improve the management and health of Nebraska grazing lands and ensure long-term stability of rangeland resources. The NGLC is funded through grants from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Nebraska Environmental Trust, and the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.