2016 NGLC-Sandhills Task Force-Audubon Grazing and Birding Tour
The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) is once again hosting a summer grazing tour which will be held on June 14th in the Nebraska Sandhills near Thedford. The NGLC has partnered with the Sandhills Task Force and Nebraska Audubon to bring ranchers and bird enthusiasts together to learn more about successful grazing practices, Sandhill ranch heritage, indigenous and migratory birds, and wildlife habitat. Proper grazing in the Sandhills provides income for ranch businesses, wildlife and bird habitat, vegetation diversity, and increased water quality and quantity. Come learn grazing strategies from area ranchers as well as information about birds and habitat from statewide experts.
The full day event will kick off with an optional birding route, followed by registration and breakfast, three ranch visits, and an evening banquet with a special guest speaker. We will be visiting the Eatinger Ranch, Reed Hamilton Ranch, and the Dailey Angus Ranch. Please visitwww.SandhillsTaskForce.org to read about the ranches, explore the agenda, download the brochure, and register online. A brochure is also attached to this email.
Pre-registration is due by June 6th for meal counts and you can sign up online by visiting www.SandhillsTaskForce.org, or by emailingShelly@SandhillsTaskForce.org, or by calling/texting Shelly Kelly at 308-214-0065. You will also be able to register at the door. The pre-registration cost is $15 for the full event and $10 if you can’t attend the banquet. You can pay at the door, online, or by mail.
Other event sponsors include Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Bird Observatory of the Rockies, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Sandhills Scenic Byway.