CRP group works to preserve Salt Creek Tiger Beetle habitat

Monday, September 13, 2021

Habitat for the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle is now a focus of a group of Nebraska collaborators. The collaborators come from UNL's Community and Regional Planning program and local government officials and agencies. 

Goals for the group include preventing the extinction of the rare beetle and preserving it's habitat. Environmental monitoring systems have been installed, including wire-based, real-time sensors to monitor and evaluate salinity status, hydrological interactions, and the vegetation community of Lancaster County saline wetlands. 

"This collaborative research project will fill critical data gaps for multiple agencies and hopefully raise awareness of the wetland's value," said Zhenghong Tang, professor and director of the CROP program. "Our advanced wireless-based monitoring system will increase the capacity of wetland managers to observe and assess wetland conditions."

More information about this collaboration may be found at: