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Prairie Grouse Monitoring Project Has a Successful First Year

Starting in spring 2020, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission initiated a new monitoring program to learn more about Nebraska’s greater prairie-chicken and sharp-tailed grouse populations and how best to conserve them. The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture partnership has worked closely with NGPC to help develop a methodology and framework

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Fourth Year of Waterfowl Surveys

The Rainwater Basin Wetland Complex (RWB) in Nebraska is the focal point of spring waterfowl migration. Each spring, millions of ducks and geese stopover in this region during their northward migration. Based on population objectives and waterfowl foraging requirements, the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture (RWBJV) estimates 60,000 acres of wetland

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Several new publications could help improve conservation planning efforts

Newly published research suggests that vegetated buffers can help reduce the amount of neonicotinoid pesticides in Rainwater Basin wetlands. Researchers collected water samples from 26 wetlands in spring 2015 to measure amounts of a number of neonicotinoid pesticides and invertebrate communities. Results reported in “Neonicotinoid insecticide concentrations in agricultural wetlands

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Voices of the 2019 RWBJV Informational Seminar

The 2019 RWBJV Informational Seminar was the 24th in a long line of useful and enjoyable seminars. The Seminar, with its plenary, tracked presentations, awards, exhibitors and networking opportunities had something for everyone. In this post, you will hear about its appeal from a landowner, an exhibitor, a graduate student,

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24th Annual RWBJV Informational Seminar

The 24th annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar was held February 7, 2019 in Grand Island, Nebraska.  This year’s seminar focused on projects and issues across the entire RWBJV Administrative Area including, and expanding beyond, the Rainwater Basin Wetland Complex. The plenary session highlighted the North American Waterfowl Management

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Registration is open for the 24th RWBJV Informational Seminar

Join landowners, agricultural producers, conservation professionals, congressional staff, researchers, and students for a day of education and networking about conservation in Nebraska. The 24th annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Ramada Midtown Grand Island (the former Hotel Grand Conference Center)

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Research Indicates Working Conservation Lands Can Host Milkweed and Monarchs

(Posted 9/5/18) Monarch butterflies, with their iconic orange and black-patterned wings resembling stained glass, are arguably one of the most loved and recognized insects in North America. Unfortunately, populations have experienced steep declines in recent years. A major factor is loss of their host plants, milkweeds, along their migration route.

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