Hours Education and Outreach
Conservation Biological Monitoring
Conservation of natural resources can be defined as the
management of a natural resource to ensure current and future use by
prevention of destruction or degradation of that resource.
For more information go to the Society for Conservation Biology
. The A. Jewell Schock Museum of Natural History supports and organizes regional conservation projects including:
Prairie Restoration and Conservation.
Mark Hammer coordinates on-going prairie restoration and conservation
activities at the
WSC Ecological Study Area (ESA), at the Thompson Barnes Wildlife
Management Area Prairie
and at the Dog Town Creek Prairie. The restoration and
conservation activities at these area prairies serve as a field
laboratory for WSC students. The La Porte Cemetary east of Wayne
also conserves tallgrass prairie diversity.
residents and WSC students have come together to restore these prairies
and to study and their biological diversity. Contact Mark Hammer
for more information on these projects.
Watershed Ecology and Conservation.
Dr. Barbara Hayford is supervising
undergraduate research examining correlations between riparian
range condition and stream quality. Research
sites include streams in the Bazile Creek and Verdigris Creek
Watersheds and in the upper White, Niobrara, and Cheyenne River
watersheds. The Nebraska sites have been designated as
Biologically Unique Landscapes in the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project
. This project also involves research of steppe watersheds of Mongolia and is linked to the Mongolian Aquatic Insect Survey
and Mongolian Chironomidae
. Contact Barbara Hayford
for more information.