Cabela's is dedicated to conserving the fish, game and wild places that are our heritage. Similarly, Natural Resources education at University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a long and proud history of preparing students to meet the challenges of a world that is increasingly responsive to creating and managing fish and wildlife habitat, protecting threatened and endangered species, and supporting conservation of ecosystems. Together, Cabela’s and the university are working together to provide tangible, experiential opportunities for students. To that end, Cabela’s has funded an apprenticeship program intended to facilitate first-hand participation for students interested in natural resources management.
Nine students, representing the School of Natural Resources and Agronomy and Horticulture, were selected for the inaugural cohort of Cabela’s Apprenticeships and presented a summary of their experiences at the Cabela’s office in Lincoln on Dec. 2, 2016. Experiences covered a far-reaching geographical range and also a variety of topics:
• David Burbach – Land Management of Nine-Mile Prairie
• Jazmin Castillo – Estimation of Distribution and Abundance of Spotted Hyena in Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana
• McKenzie Hauger – Evaluating Movements of Channel Catfish in the Red River of the North, Manitoba
• Tim Lambert – Population Dynamics of Channel Catfish in the Platte River
• Christina Peters – Landscape Design and Management at Panhandle Research and Extension Center and Wildcat Hills Nature Center
• Chance Vorderstrasse – Habitat Management as Part of Nature-Based Entrepreneurship: Growing Deer TV
• Jacob Wagner – Assessing Forage Quantity in Trumpeter Swan Wintering Areas
• Anne Wilton – Using New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology to Enhance Conservation Biology Research
• Charrissa Zuerlein – Population Structure Analysis of Painted Turtles
The next Cabela’s Apprenticeship application period will be advertised in early 2017 with an emphasis on projects that help connect people to outdoor activities.
More details at: http://snr.unl.edu