Rick Schneider


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Rick Schneider is currently the program manager for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Natural Heritage Program (http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/wildlife/programs/nongame/Heritage.asp). The program collects, manages, and disseminates scientific information on threatened, endangered, and rare species and natural communities to inform conservation and land-use decisions in Nebraska. He also serves as the cochair of the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project, to develop and implement Nebraska’s State Wildlife Action Plan.


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