Medowlark

About Us

 

Mission Statement

The Nebraska Environmental Trust is established to conserve, enhance and restore the natural environments of Nebraska. A prosperous future requires a sound natural environment. We must act dynamically, progressively and systematically to ensure bountiful and thriving natural resources.

The Trust is to complement existing activities, stimulate private investment and emphasize long term gain. The Trust is to lead in the development of a vision of Nebraska's future environment. The Trust is to collaborate with public and private efforts to achieve that vision.

 

Our Finances

The Nebraska Environmental Trust’s grants are funded through the proceeds of the Nebraska Lottery. Around 44% of the money remaining after the payment of prizes, operating expenses, and the initial transfer to the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund is transferred to the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund to be used as provided in the Nebraska Environmental Trust Act.

Nebraska Lottery Website

 

Nebraska Environmental Trust Board

 

District 1

Jim Hellbusch–Term expires March 2027
Jeff Kanger–Term expires March 2025
John Orr –Term expires March 2023

District 2

Felix B. Davidson–Term expires March 2025
Paul Dunn – Term expires March 2023
Mark Quandahl– Term expires March 2027

District 3

Josh Andersen–Term expires March 2025
Quentin Bowen–Term expires March 2023
Rod Christen–Term expires March 2027

Agency Directors

Dr. Gary Anthone, Division of Public Health, NE Dept. of Health and Human Services
Jim Macy, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Tim McCoy, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Tom Riley, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Steve Wellman, Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 

Board Committee Assignments PDF

 

Nebraska Environmental Trust Staff

Karl Elmshaeuser– Executive Director
Holly Adams - Grants Administrator
Shelly Rea - Grants Assistant
Sandra Weaver – Administrative Specialist