Allison Zach

Allison Zach

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Background
  • Interests
  • Grants

Contact Information

TitleInvasive Species Program Specialist
Address422 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
  • office: 402-472-3133
  • fax: 402-472-2946


My Story

Allison is the Invasive Species Project Coordinator. Allison serves as the coordinator for all state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations involved in invasive species research, management and policy across the state of Nebraska. Allison collaborates with agencies and organizations to develop state-wide invasive species management plans to aid partners with invasive species management and prevention. Allison coordinates activities of and represents the Nebraska Invasive Species Advisory Council as the liaison with the State Legislature. Allison develops materials and provides outreach to Nebraska governments, individual stakeholders, and the general public regarding the management, and research of invasive species. Allison networks with other invasive species biologists in the state and region, including diverse stakeholders such as the public, state and federal government agencies, non-government organizations and others.

Allison received her B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2004 and M.S. in Wildlife Management from Minnesota State University in 2010. Prior to joining the Coop Unit, Allison worked at the Nebraska Department of Roads for 5 years where she was responsible for writing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, managing projects, training and supervising staff, and development of public guidance documents and web pages. She hired, managed and trained consultants to complete environmental reviews of transportation projects. She served as a liaison with state, federal, and non-governmental organizations including Natural Resources Districts, the Nebraska Game and Parks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, APHIS-Wildlife Services, and the National Parks Service. Allison previously worked at the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality conducting training and providing guidance documents to staff and the public on regulatory air permitting requirements. Allison previously served as the intern coordinator for Senator Chuck Hagel in Washington D.C. which provided her firsthand experience meeting with constituents, preparing legislation, and networking with Senate staff and Nebraska legislators.

Allison Zach



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Master of ScienceWildlife ManagementMinnesota State University2010
Bachelor of ScienceFisheries and WildlifeUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln2004






SNR Program Areas

  • Environmental Science

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Invasive Species


Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/ 2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/ 2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title2021 State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan Grant Program
Starting Date01/07/2022


Ending Date09/30/2022
Funding Level$6,455.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Game and Park Commission


Grant TitleAquatic Nuisance Species
Starting Date08/01/2020


Ending Date12/31/2022
Funding Level$93,706.00
Funding AgencyFish and Wildlife Service


Grant TitleMonitoring, Mapping, Risk Assessment and Management of Invasive Species in Nebraska
Starting Date01/01/2020


Ending Date12/31/2024
Funding Level$673,689.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Games and Parks Commission


Grant TitleANS Management Plan (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/10/2019


Ending Date12/31/2021
Funding Level$46,775.00
Funding AgencyUS Fish and Wildlife Service


Grant TitleAquatic Nuisance Species (Additional Funding)
Starting Date07/20/2018


Ending Date12/31/2019
Funding Level$47,695.00
Funding AgencyDepartment of Interior


Grant TitleAquatic Nuisance Species (Additional Funding)
Starting Date07/01/2017


Ending Date06/30/2018
Funding Level$50,000.00
Funding AgencyUSFWS


Grant TitleNebraska Aquatic Nuisance Species Mangement Plan
Starting Date06/22/2015


Ending Date06/30/2019
Funding Level$25,315.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service


Grant TitleDeveloping a Network for Invasive Species Outreach and Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date04/02/2015


Ending Date06/30/2016
Funding Level$60,456.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Environmental Trust


Grant TitleMonitoring, Mapping, Risk Assessment and Management of Invasive Species in Nebraska (additional funding)
Starting Date01/01/2015


Ending Date12/31/2019
Funding Level$350,000.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service


Grant TitleAquatic Nuisance Species (additional funding)
Starting Date10/12/2011


Ending Date12/31/2015
Funding Level$24,875.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service