Bold Resistance to Nebraska KXL Pipeline

Written by Art Tanderup Edited by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos by Alison M Jones NWNL INTRO: For 35 years, Art Tanderup worked as a Nebraska Public School educator.  When he and his wife Helen (a student services consultant at a community college for years) retired, they returned to their family farm near Neligh,…

Protecting Nebraska Sandhills

Written by Sarah Sortum Edits by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Sarah Sortum, unless otherwise noted Sarah (Switzer) Sortum is a rancher and eco-tourism provider in the Nebraska Sandhills where she is fulfilling her childhood dream of living on the family ranch. She is a Nebraska Tourism Commissioner; founding member of the Great…

Wild and Scenic River: Niobrara River

All photos © Alison M. Jones On May 24, 1991, sections of Nebraska’s Niobrara River were added to the Wild and Scenic River System. A total of 104 miles of the Niobrara River are designated under the Wild and Scenic River System. 76 miles are designated as Scenic, and 28 miles are Recreational. The designated sections…

Wild and Scenic River: Missouri River

The Missouri River is the longest U.S. river - longer even than the Mississippi River into which it flows.  Two sections of the Missouri River that flow between Nebraska and South Dakota have been protected from development under the Wild and Scenic River Act, established in 1968.  Fifty-nine miles were added on November 10, 1978, and…