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How to Support a Climate-resilient Environment

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How to Support a Climate-resilient Environment

We Are All in This Together

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum strives to provide the public with expert guidance and dependable resources, including resources that support environmental resilience in the face of climate change. 

Each of us has a responsibility to do what we can in our small corner of the world to create and nurture sustainable landscapes that support the environment and the creatures that inhabit it alongside us. To that end, this webpage will offer NSA publications, articles, podcast episodes, videos and link to other resources that support a climate-resilient landscape. Check back here frequently to learn more and to see what additional resources have been added. 

Downloadable Resources


Drought-tolerant Trees for Eastern Nebraska

Drought-tolerant Trees for Western Nebraska 

Trees and Drought: Recommendations to Increase Drought-tolerance

Perennials to Plant for a Low-water Garden (xeriscape)

Lawn Alternatives

Gardening with Prairie Plants

6 Tips for Creating a Drought-tolerant Landscape

How to Water Effectively

Watering Guidelines for Newly Planted Trees

Supporting Pollinators and Other Wildlife

Pollinator Plants for Eastern Nebraska

Pollinator Plants for Western Nebraska

Plants that Attract Specific Pollinators

Caring for Your Pollinator Garden Season by Season

How to Layer Your Landscape to Attract More Wildlife

How to Attract More Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Backyard


The Seed: What Is a Climate-Resilient Landscape? -- Winter 2024

The Seed: Let's Rethink the Lawn -- Winter 2023

The Seed: Working toward a Waterwise Landscape -- Winter 2013