Locations

Fontenelle Forest
Nature Center

1111 Bellevue Blvd. North
Bellevue, NE 68005

From I-80, take Hwy 75 (Kennedy Freeway) south to Chandler Road. Turn left onto Chandler. Stay on Chandler approx. 1 mile until the road ends at the stop sign at Bellevue Blvd. Turn right onto Bellevue Blvd. Continue approximately .5 of a mile to the nature center (on the left).

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Camp
Brewster

1313 Bellevue Blvd. North
Bellevue, NE 68005

From I-80, take Hwy 75 (Kennedy Freeway) South to Chandler Road. Turn left onto Chandler. Stay on Chandler approx. 1 mile until the road ends at the stop sign at Bellevue Blvd. Turn right onto Bellevue Blvd. Continue approximately .3 of a mile to Camp Brewster (on the left)

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Camp Logan
Fontenelle

720 Camp Gifford Road
Bellevue, NE 68005

From I-80, take Hwy 75 (Kennedy Freeway) South to Chandler Road. Turn left onto Chandler. Stay on Chandler approx. 1 mile until the road ends at the stop sign at Bellevue Blvd. Turn right onto Bellevue Blvd. Continue for a little over .5 of a mile and turn left onto Childs Road. Continue on Childs Road through the housing development. The road becomes Camp Gifford Road and will change into a gravel surface. After the first curve, Camp Logan Fontenelle will be on your left.

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Hitchcock Wetlands
Learning Center

103 Camp Gifford Road
Bellevue, NE 68005

From I-80, take Hwy 75 (Kennedy Freeway) South to Chandler Road. Turn left onto Chandler. Stay on Chandler approx. 1 mile until the road ends at the stop sign at Bellevue Blvd. Turn right onto Bellevue Blvd. Continue for a little over .5 of a mile and turn left onto Childs Road. Continue on Childs Road through the housing development. The road becomes Camp Gifford Road and will change into a gravel surface. Continue 1.5 miles on the gravel surface. The Wetlands Learning Center will be on your right.

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Neale
Woods

14323 Edith Marie Ave.
Omaha, NE 68112

From I-80 take Hwy 75 North. Merge onto Storz Expressway towards Florence Blvd/Eppley Airfield. Take the Florence Blvd ramp and turn left at the stop sign. Florence Blvd. becomes J. Pershing Drive. Continue through the T intersection at Mormon Bridge onto River Road. From there, you will travel 2.7 miles to White Deer Lane (past NP Dodge and Hummel Park, stay to the right at the fork in the road). Turn a slight left onto White Deer Lane and left again onto Edith Marie Ave.

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Camp Wa-kon-da

(Park here for History and Southern Uplands Trails)

402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005

From I-80, take Hwy 75 (Kennedy Freeway) South to Chandler Road. Turn left onto Chandler. Stay on Chandler for a little over half of a mile. Turn right onto Fort Crook Road. Stay on Fort Crook Road for approx. 1 mile. Turn slightly left onto Galvin Road. Continue on Galvin Road for roughly .5 of a mile. Turn left onto Gregg Road. Stay on Gregg Road for a little over .5 of a mile. Turn right onto Bellevue Blvd. Continue for a little over .5 of a mile and turn left onto Forest Drive. Camp Wa-kon-da will be on your left.

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Our team at the Forest

Directors

Merica Whitehall
Executive Director
Dawn Jensen
Director of Finance & Administration
Kevin Hendrix
Director of Development and Marketing
Denise Lewis
Director of Raptor Recovery
Pattarawan (Tan) Watcharaanantapong
Director of Education
Michelle Foss
Director of Stewardship and Research

 

Staff

Jim Beebe
Chief Ranger at Fontenelle Forest
Dan Borgaila
Facilities Supervisor
Natalie Drake
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
Patrick Conner
Animal Care Assistant
Betsy Finch
Manager of Raptor Rehabilitation
Kathy Fischer
Naturalist
Christina Joel
Development Associate
Michaela Johnson
Restoration Biologist
Andrew Klinkenborg
Manager of Donor Relations
Chelsy Kremin
Visitor Services Assistant 2
Isabella Lombardo
Land Steward
Brooke Manes
Assistant Manager of Raptor Rehabilitation
Dana Meyer
Manager of Marketing and Events
Matt Miller
Restoration Biologist
Reece Myers
Chief Ranger of Neale Woods
Tim O’Hara
Adult Programs Manager
Heidi Seals
Public and Outreach Programs Manager
Barb Shiffermiller
Manager of Visitor Services
Maddy Wahl
Facilities Rental Associate
Kenneth White
Raptor Care Specialist
Carrie Nunez
Raptor Rehabilitation Specialist

PART-TIME EDUCATORS

Kyle Anderson Julie Carbonell Dianne Guinn
Liz Gunkelman Tisha Johnson Marcus Kubik
Jessie Sevener Trish Wakefield Jake Wohlers
Deborah Woracek

VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANTS (PART-TIME)

Miriam Holder Kate Optiz

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Nickie Konen | President Shannon Mullen O’Keefe | President-Elect Susan Nemer Haddix | Past-President
Sarah Griger | Treasurer Fred Uhe | Secretary

DIRECTORS

Dan Bolt
Tom Bragg
Matt Ferguson
Ryan Gibson
Sarah Griger
Matt Hardebeck
Brent Hardebeck
Amy Henderson
Andrew Huettner
Janelle Kauffman
Portia Kennel
Nickie Konen
Chris Morrow
Shannon Mullen O’Keefe
Susan Nemer Haddix
Don Preister
Brittni Redding
Todd Rivers
Hassan Shalla
Brad Thrasher
Ray Turkle
Fred Uhe
Bob Wells
Jose Zambrano

HONORARY TRUSTEES

Stephen Kaniewski
Susan and George Haddix
Gerry and Bruce Lauritzen
Marilyn Mammel
Ann Pape
Walter Scott, Jr.

Honorary Stewards

Shawn Bengtson Charles Gifford
Jeffry Green
Neal and Debra Ratzlaff

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