WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE:
All Wetland trails SOUTH of Gifford Road remain closed. All Wetlands trails NORTH of Gifford Road are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.
WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE:
All Wetland trails SOUTH of Gifford Road remain closed. All Wetlands trails NORTH of Gifford Road are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.

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Extended Summer Hours Now In Effect!

Hike longer with our extended summer hours! From Memorial Day to Labor Day summer hours are in effect at Fontenelle Forest. This means you have more time to enjoy all the things you love about the Forest. Whether you’re a member or purchase daily admission, your next trip to the…

Maintaining Fontenelle Forest’s Trails

by Reece Myers, Chief Ranger of Neale Woods Our trails are here for members and guests to enjoy, but often people do not realize how much work goes into maintaining them for public use. Trail maintenance is something that is often not given much thought unless one understands the theory…

Exploring Tech through Nature: Do Space at Fontenelle Forest

This year, the Forest embarked on a new and exciting partnership with Do Space in an effort to inspire kids to love both tech and nature.Similar to Fontenelle Forest, a large part of Do Space’s mission is to provide equitable access to STEM programming for children in the local community. For…

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…

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…

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

  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…

Wetlands Flood Recovery Update

Hello Wetlands fans! It’s mid-October, and we wanted to provide an update on the Wetlands area! Our original timeline has been delayed due to conducting wetland delineations and working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to secure permitting for construction. Due to this, we have received an extension…

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