Ashley is a contributor to our series, Voices of the Platte. Ashley Oblander is currently a Hubbard Fellow with The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska and is based at the Platte River Prairies. She grew up in a small northeast Iowa town and has always loved nature. However, her passion for conservation started during her undergraduate degree at Central College while working on a prairie restoration project. After getting her Master’s degree in biology with the University of Nebraska in Omaha, she worked for The Nature Conservancy in Iowa for a little over a year before returning to Nebraska for her fellowship. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, photography, and spending time with family and friends.
Posted on December 1, 2011
Throughout the pandemic, I have found myself connecting with nature through different means. Like many people who work in the conservation field, I find solace in the outdoors and that’s where I retreat when life is stressful and hard to handle. Lucky for me, through my current job, I live on a nature preserve and […]