Corners for Wildlife is a program developed in 1995 by Nebraska Pheasants Forever (PF). This program was designed to establish permanent wildlife habitat on center pivot irrigation corners. Corners for Wildlife receives funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and local Natural Resources Districts, in addition to funding provided by local PF chapters.
How it Works
Enrollment in this program is based on a five (5) year contract. Producers are able to receive 75% cost-share assistance for establishing a grass and legume planting on the corner. In addition, producers wishing to plant trees and shrubs on the corner can receive 75% or 100% cost-share for the plants (100% cost-share for planting more than 400 trees/shrubs), and 50% cost-share for fabric weed barrier. There is also an annual payment based on the length of the contract and the conservation practice chosen.
The UNWNRD will lay the weed barrier and plant the trees for free as long as the number of trees ordered for the project exceeds 400, and the landowner agrees to pay 50% of the cost of the weed barrier.
Funding for this program is available on a first come first serve basis. Applications will be taken until funding is exhausted.
As of 2001, 525 corners had been enrolled in the program throughout Nebraska; 3,430 acres of nesting area have been created, and 245,944 trees have been planted (an average of 468 per corner).
If you have questions
or would like to enroll in the program,
please contact UNWNRD at (308) 432- 6190.