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NETWS Committees:

Positions below are appointed by the sitting board. We are always looking for additional help and committees are a  great way to get involved with your local chapter. To get involved, please reach out to the appropriate Chair for more information.

Nominating Committee (A three-member committee selected by the Executive Board responsible for preparing a slate of two candidates for each of the elective positions.):

Will Inselman
Research, Analysis, and Inventory Section Chief
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
will.inselman at gmail.com

Membership Committee (Responsible for recruiting wildlife resource professionals in the state of Nebraska to become members of the Society, the Central Mountains and Plains Section and the Nebraska Chapter. The Committee is responsible for maintaining a list of all student members, as well.)

Shaun Dunn – Chair
Natural Heritage Zoologist
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
shaundunn1 at gmail.com

Programs Committee (Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the annual meeting, as well as working with the Student Chapter committee on student-professional workshops.)

Erin Considine – Chair
Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Forest Service
econsidinetws at gmail.com

Certification Committee (Responsible for education, promotion, and dissemination of certification information to wildlife professionals.)

Carl Wolfe – Chair
Retired Wildlife Biologist
cwolfe321 at hotmail.com

Eric Zach
Jenny Prenosil
Jessica Jurzenski

Conservation Review Committee/Conservation Affairs Committee (This committee is responsible for reviewing legislative proposals, administrative regulations, environmental assessments and impact statements, and other subjects or issues affecting wildlife or wildlife habitat within the State. This committee shall make recommendations to the Executive Board for any action that should be taken by the Chapter, including support letters to congress representatives and senators.)

Eric Zach – Chair
Ag Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
eszach12 at hotmail.com

Matt Steffl
District Manager, Habitat Partners Section
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
matt.steffl at nebraska.gov

Jenny Prenosil
Conservation Ag Coordinating Wildlife Biologist
Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever
jennyprenosil at gmail.com

Jess Jurzenski, PhD
Environmental Scientist
Felsburg, Holt, and Ullevig
jessica.jurzenski at fhueng.com

Erin Considine
Amanda Ciurej

Education and Information Committee (The committee is responsible for seeking and employing methods of informing the membership and public of basic concepts of wildlife management and of Chapter and Society activities and interests. This committee is in the process of defining their goals.)

Erin Considine – Chair
Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Forest Service
econsidinetws at gmail.com

Amanda Ciurej – Newsletter
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior R5
Nebraska Ecological Services Field Office
akciurej at live.com

Awards Committee (Responsible for seeking and reviewing nominations for the Chapters awards and scholarships including Student Travel award, Joe Gabig award, Professional of the Year and Career Professional of the Year. This committee also oversees the Student Poster Competition and other annual meeting competitions, as needed.)

Andrew R. Little, Ph.D., CWB® – Chair
Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology and Habitat Management
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
alittle at unl.com

Student Engagement Task Force (Responsible for communicating student chapter and state chapter activities to each other and the NETWS board.)

Sara Nevison – Chair
Natural Legacy Wildlife Biologist
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
sarah.a.nevison at gmail.com

 
 
 

Student Chapters:

Chadron State College 

President (2021-2022) – Justin Gress justin.gress at eagles.csc.edu
Advisor – Teresa Frink, tfrink at csc.edu 

 
 
 
University of Nebraska at Kearney 

President (2020-2021) – Emma Raders, radersep at lopers.unk.edu
Advisor – Dustin Ranglack, ranglackdh at unk.edu

 
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

President (2021-2022) – Zach Hess, unlwildlifeclub at gmail.com
Advisor – Andrew Little,  alittle6 at unl.edu

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayne State College 

President (2020 – 2021 ) – Erika Hinz, erhinz01 at wsc.edu
Advisor – Mark Hammer, mahamme1 at wsc.edu