Consequences

The protection of Interior Least Terns and Piping Plovers in Nebraska and surrounding states is a high priority of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement.

Any and all suspected violations of the Act will be thoroughly investigated and all violations will be reviewed for possible prosecution.

It is the policy of the Office of Law Enforcement and its Special Agents assigned to Nebraska to make every effort to work with the general public and industry to avoid conflicts with endangered species and the need for enforcement action.

All intentional violations of the law will be investigated and any and all equipment, vehicles, and/or boats involved in the violation will be seized.

The citizens of Nebraska are encouraged to take an active role in the protection of their natural resources and report all violations that they have knowledge of. Rewards of up to $5,000.00 have been paid in Nebraska for information that led to the arrest and conviction of person(s) unlawfully taking endangered species.

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