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Forest News

  • Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the previously announced enLIGHTen exhibit has been postponed until October 2015.

  • Please use caution when hiking in the wetlands and avoid wet areas. The west end of Hidden Lake trail is currently under 1' to 2' of water due to heavy rains. Falling trees are also a danger, especially on windy days.

  • To see our complete calendar or register for a program, click here.

Our Mission

To provide a place where people
can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature.
We want to inspire current and future generations
to care for the natural world.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in environmental stewardship and
education and the region’s premier nature center

Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations
and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha
encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River.

Association of Nature Center Administrators