Chadron Library Hosting Online Plant Diversity Program Wed At Noon

CHADRON – Chadron Public Library and the Nebraska State Forest Service (NSF) are partnering to offer online programming to our community this summer. Justin Evertson will present “The Native Spirit: Plants, Pollinators and Biodiversity” on August 12, 2020 at 12:00 Noon.

He will discuss Nebraska’s plant diversity and how these plants can be used in the home landscape to add beauty while also helping to sustain pollinators and biodiversity. Offering this program over the lunch hour means that community members can participate in a virtual brownbag lunch talk.

The presenter Justin Evertson has been employed by the University of Nebraska since 1990 working with both the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA) and the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS).

Justin is the “Green Infrastructure Coordinator” for the Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscapes unit of NFS where he oversees programs that provide funding, technical assistance and educational outreach for sustainable landscape enhancements in communities across the state.

Passionate about trees, the native landscape, biodiversity and sustainable landscape development, Justine has authored several publications with an emphasis on woody plant selection.

Justin grew up on a farm in western Kimball County where he learned an appreciation for shortgrass prairie and Nebraska’s wide-open spaces.

He earned his architecture and community and regional planning degrees from UNL (1988/92) and lives in Waverly (near Lincoln) where he plants many trees and works to increase the biodiversity and sustainability of landscapes throughout the community.

To attend this online event, please email Chadron Public Library at and you will be sent a link and a password for Zoom.

Please call the library staff with questions at 308-432-0531. The presentation will be 45 minutes followed by time for questions.