I am The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Science in Nebraska. My main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and share those lessons with other land managers. I also work to raise awareness about the value of prairies and prairie conservation through my photography, writing, and presentations.
I spend a lot of time photographing prairies and their inhabitants. My photos can be frequently be seen in publications and on websites of The Nature Conservancy. I’m also a frequent contributor of text and photos to NEBRASKAland magazine.
I’m the author of a book entitled “The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States”, published by the University of Iowa Press. http://www.uiowapress.org/books/2010-spring/helzer.htm
I live in Aurora, Nebraska, a beautiful small town right on the edge of tallgrass and mixed-grass prairie.