2017 Public Access Atlas

Access digital copies of guides and regulations publications from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Issue link: http://digital.outdoornebraska.gov/i/862350

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2 ABOUT THE PUBLIC ACCESS ATLAS This Public Access Atlas identifies and consolidates Nebraska's public access resources for the benefit of our hunters, trappers and anglers. By working cooperatively, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and its partners aim to improve wildlife habitat and increase hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities in Nebraska. AVAILABLE FORMATS OF THIS ATLAS The Public Access Atlas is available in the following formats: • Printed Version – Available for free at Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (Game and Parks) offices and wherever hunting, fur harvest, and fishing permits are sold. The printed atlas is published and distributed to vendors in late August each year. • Online Versions – Unlike the printed atlas, the online versions are periodically updated throughout the year. For the most up-to-date maps, access one of the online versions of the Public Acces Atlas by visiting OutdoorNebraska.org/PublicAccessAtlas: Interactive Atlas Map – Provides users the opportunity to scout out public access sites before going hunting by using printable aerial imagery or topographic base maps. Click or tap on individual sites and retrieve the site details along with the option to get driving directions for easy navigation. Digital Flipbook – Provides complete electronic version of the Public Access Atlas. Google Earth – KMZ files are also available for download and can be used in applications such as Google Earth. Downloadable Single Map Sheets – Provides single downloadable/printable map sheets in Adobe PDF format. ATTENTION HUNTERS - EMERGENCY HAYING/ GRAZING AUTHORIZED IN 2017 As of July 13, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture has authorized emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) tracts in 66 of Nebraska's 93 counties. This may be expanded to include additional counties later if drought conditions persist. As a result, some public access tracts listed in this atlas may be hayed or grazed this fall. Preseason scouting is recommended. See page 5 for explanation of how this could affect Open Fields and Waters Program sites. ATLAS DISCLAIMER The content of this atlas is intended to help connect hunters, trappers and anglers to public access opportunities available in Nebraska. The maps included in this publication are for informational purposes and general reference only. The atlas includes information from multiple partner agencies and organizations whose information is not managed or owned by Game and Parks. Every effort is made to provide and maintain this atlas in an accurate, complete and usable format, but Game and Parks does not guarantee that the Atlas is correct or complete. This atlas makes no claims to be suitable for navigational use despite roads being depicted on the maps for reference. This atlas is not legally binding and is not intended to be used for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Often, signs and fence lines mark the actual boundaries of public access properties. In the absence of fence lines, posted signs indicate the public access boundaries. The user of this atlas is responsible to make sure the land he/she enters is posted with signs denoting that a property is open to public access. It is also the responsibility of users to follow rules and regulations of the lands or waters they are accessing. Questions regarding the rules and regulations for the use of specific lands or waters can be answered by contacting the governing agency or organization listed. Some public access properties may be added or removed following the publication of the printed atlas due to printing dates and other circumstances. Pay attention to on-site signage while in the field and refer to OutdoorNebraska.org/PublicAccessAtlas for the most up-to-date version of the atlas. Below: Example of interactive map.

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