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National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Part 1 (FEB. 22 – 28, 2021)

February 19, 2021 1:42 pm Published by Comments Off on National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Part 1 (FEB. 22 – 28, 2021)

By Michelle Foss, Director of Resource Stewardship This week, we are promoting National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Advocacy and Education, which is part one of a two-part push to raise awareness about the detriment of invasive species. Every once in a while, you’ll hear about devastation from some pest...


Fontenelle Forest Announces Executive Leadership Change

December 14, 2020 4:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest Announces Executive Leadership Change

Fontenelle Forest (the Forest) announces today that Merica Whitehall, Executive Director, has resigned. The board of directors would like to thank Whitehall for her nearly five years of service as the Executive Director at the Forest. Under Whitehall’s leadership, a long-term master plan and a short-term strategic plan was developed. These...


Fontenelle Forest firewood is now for sale!

December 4, 2020 4:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest firewood is now for sale!

Fontenelle Forest firewood is now for sale! There is a new way to support Fontenelle Forest by purchasing something that many of you may already buy. If you have a fireplace, go camping, or have a fire pit for the back yard, please consider buying your firewood at Fontenelle Forest....


World Soil Day is December 5th

December 4, 2020 3:54 pm Published by Comments Off on World Soil Day is December 5th

by Michelle Foss, Director of Land Stewardship and Research “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” #WorldSoilDay How often do you think about soil? I mean, REALLY consider soil? And how it differs from dirt? One of the things we stress in our education programs is that soil is very different...


TRAILS CLOSED DECEMBER 7-10 FOR A FOUR-DAY MANAGED DEER HUNT

December 2, 2020 6:06 pm Published by Comments Off on TRAILS CLOSED DECEMBER 7-10 FOR A FOUR-DAY MANAGED DEER HUNT

ALL FONTENELLE FOREST TRAILS ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 7 – 10 (MON-THURS) FOR A FOUR-DAY MANAGED DEER HUNT Monday through Thursday all Fontenelle Forest trails will be closed for a managed deer hunt. There will be NO fob access. The Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and Raptor Woodland Refuge will be closed...


Wetlands Recovery Update (ongoing)

November 20, 2020 11:17 am Published by Comments Off on Wetlands Recovery Update (ongoing)

This blog will serve as an avenue to provide ongoing updates on our wetlands recovery efforts. Construction is set to begin by Dec. 1, 2020, and be completed by March 19, 2021. We appreciate your continued patience during this process and ask that you respect and follow all trail closures....


National Take a Hike Day is Nov 17

November 16, 2020 3:32 am Published by Comments Off on National Take a Hike Day is Nov 17

–By Michelle Foss, Director of Land Stewardship and Research What better day to take a hike than on National Take a Hike Day, November 17! At Fontenelle Forest, hiking is an integral part of the experience we offer. With 2,100 acres of land and 24 miles of maintained trails, there...


Young bald eagle recovered from fowl pox released back to the wild

November 6, 2020 10:00 am Published by Comments Off on Young bald eagle recovered from fowl pox released back to the wild

In early September, this second-year bald eagle was found on a riverbank near Hoskin, Nebraska. Unable to fly, emaciated, with her eyes crusted over with fowl pox, she was brought to Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery where she was given a chance to rest and heal – something that most likely...


Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research

October 31, 2020 4:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research

Photo above: Ann Hosford, President-elect of the Loveland Garden Club (right) presents a Club Conservation Commendation from The Garden Club of America to Fontenelle Forest Executive Director, Merica Whitehall (left). Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research...


Your Vote Matters

October 19, 2020 12:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Your Vote Matters

  As one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations, Fontenelle Forest strives to be a national leader in environmental stewardship and education. We aim to faithfully protect the land, animals, and resources that have been entrusted to our care – both within our organization and throughout our community – through conservation...


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