Nebraskans have an interesting relationship with nature. On one hand we have a deep respect for the natural world and the need for balance. This manifests itself in our conservation efforts and abundance of state parks. On the other hand we are not shy about changing our environment to suit our needs and preferences. This […]
Have you ever noticed that your GPS device does not show many points of interest and local businesses? This can be a major concern especially to travelers who are new to the area and need to know where they can get a tank of gas or a hotel room. Business owners can benefit tremendously if […]
The New York Times hails Baxter Black as “…probably the nation’s most successful living poet…” and the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is excited to announce that Black will be the voice promoting the Byway on radio spots this summer. Black is well known for his quirky humor, cowboy poetry, bushy mustache and lively stage presence. […]
What a beautiful tribute to this great state! It captures the heart and soul of what makes this state so special to those who call it home! Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute There is no place like Nebraska. Here’s the Tribute to Nebraska video that was played at #NAYI13 Opening Ceremonies. All of the pictures were […]
Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan – April 2013 “The Sandhills is an iconic American landscape, a land that fundamentally changed the way Americans view the country and themselves. Each site encompasses a unique set of stories that connect the site to the theme and the respective storylines…” Please click to read the entire Sandhills Journey […]
Join renowned nature photographer Mike Forsberg as he documents diverse waterfowl and wildlife across the Great Plains. In Nebraska’s Sandhills, Mike visits with University of Nebraska hydrogeologist Jim Goeke to examine how the hidden waters of the Ogallala Aquifer keep Blue Creek open during the winter months — a haven for geese and trumpeter swans.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg_g12aJ3-Q
The Bessey Ranger District near Halsey plans to turn on water to campsites and the shower house at the Bessey Recreation Complex by Thursday, May 23. This is the final step in preparing the campsites for the summer season….
The Nebraska National Forest – Bessey Ranger District/Bessey Nursery – has been named as an attraction on the 2013 Nebraska Passport Program. Check out the story here!
The Nebraska National Forest – Bessey Ranger Unit has a monthly newsletter. Check out the May newsletter here!
The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is pleased to announce the winners of two scholarships in the amount of $250 each. This is the first year for the scholarships to be offered and 30 well-qualified applicants from all areas of the Byway applied. The winners are Justy Bullington of Mullen and Jordan Gross of Grand Island. […]