Nebraska NWTF Hunting Heritage State Super Fund Projects
Numbers updated in May of 2012
Administered jointly by the NWTF, its state chapters and state wildlife agencies, the Hunting Heritage Super Fund is used for projects that support the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of the hunting tradition. Nationally, NWTF chapters and cooperating partners have raised and spent more than $412 million for wild turkey conservation. Since 1985 over $732,062 has been raised and spent by Nebraska chapters on projects within the state. A sampling of these projects is provided below.
Spent $281,303 on habitat improvement projects.
- maintenance and development of brood habitat
- wildlife openings
- prescribed fire
- tree planting
- riparian restoration
- water development projects
- control of invasive plant species
- support for seed subsidy and conservation seed programs
Habitat enhancement projects have impacted more than 12,300 acres within the state.
- 418 acres of wildlife openings
- 208 acres of prescribed burning
Purchased equipment for habitat management including:
- equipment for prescribed burning
Projects were completed on:
- Ballards Marsh WMA
- Bassway Strip WMA
- Basswood Ridge WMA
- Bohemia Prairie WMA
- Buffalo Creek WMA
- Cedar Canyon WMA
- Cozad WMA
- Enders Resevoir SRA/WMA
- Flathead WMA
- Grove Lake WMA
- Harland County Reservoir FR
- Harry Strunk Lake
- Hickory Ridge WMA
- Little Blue WMA
- Long Lake SRA
- Meridian WMA
- Metcalf WMA
- Myrtle Hall WMA
- Nebraska National Forest
- Oak Glen WMA
- Plum Creek Valley WMA
- Red Willow Lake
- Rose Creek WMA
- Santee Sioux Tribal Land
- Swanson Reservoir SRA/WMA
- Table Rock WMA
- Taylor’s Branch WMA
- Twin Lakes WMA
Spent $187,268 on educational programs and literature including scholarships, education boxes, 4-H and teacher workshops.
- Awarded 168 scholarships
- Donated more than 298 education boxes to area schools
Spent $12,225 on educational projects for volunteers and professionals including:
- Volunteer leadership workshops
- Wild Turkey Woodlands field days
- State web sites and newsletters
- Purchased 321 educational CD-ROMs
Spent $46,731 to introduce youth to outdoor activities, conservation and hunting. Sponsored 110 JAKES Conservation Field Days throughout the state.
Spent $16,800 to protect and promote the hunting tradition including contributions to the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Spent $3,000 to support hunter safety classes and initiatives within the state. Purchased hunter safety materials and equipment, including interactive shooting systems.
Spent $2,991 to trap and transfer turkeys within the state. Expenses include the purchase of trapping equipment such as nets, rockets and rocket charges.
Spent $17,085 on programs, materials and equipment to introduce women to the outdoors, hunting and conservation. Conducted 62 Women in the Outdoors events throughout the state.
Spent $2,092 to protect wild turkeys and other wildlife through support of state sponsored reward programs, the printing of reward signs and reward payments.
Spent $11,632 on wild turkey management.
- operation of wild turkey check stations
- hunter success and satisfaction surveys
- completion of wild turkey management plans
- support of law enforcement activities
Purchased equipment to support law enforcement and management activities including:
- weight scales for check stations
- survey/surveillance cameras
- gates to limit vehicular access
Spent $55,000 to purchase 3,220 acres of land or conservation easements to preserve wildlife habitat and provide additional hunting areas.
Spent $86,934 on other projects including organizational dues, travel expenses to professional meetings, special NWTF projects, and chapter rebates.