What We Do
NCEF educates the public, media and elected officials about important conservation issues.
We work to mobilize a diverse network of people to engage in public policy.
We empower Nebraskans to protect their natural resources through locally-led community organizing.
Originally from Bellevue, NE, AmeriCorps member Amanda Gangwish is equipped with a dual degree in biology and environmental studies from the University of Nebraska. She approaches this work with a drive to push the United States to become a world leader in...read more
Camaura Scott’s service-oriented ambition is what led her from Florida to Nebraska to serve as an AmeriCorps member with Common Ground. “It is very rare to find an AmeriCorps service position that is specifically focused on environmental issues,” she said. “The Common...read more
An Omaha transplant from Colorado, Nic Nealy arrived in Nebraska for his post-secondary education to study environmental biology at Creighton University. After graduation, he decided to stay in Omaha to become part of the change he was beginning to witness. Nic’s...read more
A true Midwesterner, Jamison Willis grew up in the small farming community of Mapleton, MN, then moved to Ashland, WI where he earned a degree in Meteorology. For the past year, Jamison has been serving the communities of Omaha, Norfolk, Columbus, South Sioux City,...read more
Originally from upstate New York, AmeriCorps member Zoe Vallas fell in love with Nebraska’s wide open spaces in 2012 when she first visited the state. As an AmeriCorps member with NCEF’s Common Ground Program, Zoe speaks with Nebraskans about what they care about,...read more