I. Introduction

II. The Whooping Crane—A General Description

III. The Migration Route

IV. The Importance of Nebraska to the Whooping Crane

V. Federal Endangered Species Legislation

VI. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 ... A. The Listing Process ... B. Intra-agency Obligation—Section 7 ... C. The Taking Prohibition—Section 9

VII. NESCA [Nebraska Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act]—Mechanics and Purpose

VIII. Little Blue II

IX. The Effectiveness of NESCA: Post–Little Blue II

X. A New Threat—LB 1106

XI. Conclusion