Nebraska Conservation and Environmental Review Tool

Welcome to the Nebraska Conservation and Environmental Review Tool (CERT) – an interactive tool for conservation planning and NGPC environmental review.  The CERT provides conservation information on biological diversity, protected lands, and other natural resources for planning purposes and allows users to submit proposed projects for review of potential impacts to threatened and endangered species.

Conservation Planning:  The CERT allows users to access some conservation planning information without needing to register and log in.  Users can query data layers and download tables showing query results.  Users can also make and download maps using the existing data layers or in combination with layers they upload. To use the CERT for these purposes, click the Map tab above.  For information on querying data layers or making maps, click the Help tab.  In addition, users can register and log in to get more information in the Map. Once logged in, uses can also use the 'Create Project' function to receive a Conservation Planning Report detailing features in the vicinity of their project.

NGPC Environmental Review:  To be able to submit proposed projects for technical assistance or environmental review, users are required to register and log in.  To register, click on Create New Account.  After logging in, users will be able to use the 'Create Project' function to create and submit a project for review.  To get started, click the Help tab and read the 'Creating and Submitting a Project for Review' document.  The review will evaluate the project’s location and activities for potential impacts to state and federally listed threatened and endangered species.

For the Nebraska Conservation and Environmental Review Tool to properly work, please:

  • Clear your browser's cache by hitting CTRL-SHIFT-DELETE before each use
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Background photo: Sandhills alkaline lake in Garden County, Nebraska. Photo by Gerry Steinauer.