Geography and Spatial Science Mission Area
Nebraska's Inland Ocean: Restoring the Saline Wetlands
The water that comes out of the ground around Lincoln can be almost as salty as the ocean. Historically, that created a rare environment for salt-adapted plants and animals. But much of that habitat was lost as the city has grown. A partnership is working to restore it, NET radio reports. Conservation and Survey Division's Dana Divine talks about why the wetlands are so very salty and what has happened over the years to put the wetlands as habitats at risk.
Geography Student Spotlight: Margaret Davenport
Seeing the world has always been a dream for Margaret Davenport. "Ever since I was little, I've enjoyed reading atlases," she said. "I truly enjoyed sitting down and looking at maps for hours on end." That excitement for exploration led Davenport to study geography at SNR.