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
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)
(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.
Playas are shallow, rain-fed wetlands that provide crucial ecosystem services, such as wildlife habitat, flood control, and aquifer recharge, throughout the Great Plains. In addition to threats such as sedimentation and invasive species, playas may also be vulnerable to changes in precipitation and temperature associated with climate change. Playas are
(Posted 5/8/18) Since 2012, the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture has helped fund research focused on better understanding the potential for and the impacts of cattle grazing in wetlands. The first project (2012-2014) focused on the impacts of cattle grazing on seed production in Rainwater Basin wetlands. An article based on
Hear what your colleagues and neighbors had to say about the 2018 RWBJV Info Seminar in these short audio clips. Then, plan to join them in 2019 to learn, network, exchange information, and have a great time!
The North American Arctic Goose Conference and Workshop (NAAGC), an international event devoted to research and management of geese and their habitats, will be hosted in the heart of the Central Flyway in Lincoln, Nebraska, from March 13-17, 2018. This will be the 14th NAAGC, building on a tradition that
(Updated 1/12/18) Join landowners, agricultural producers, conservation professionals, congressional staff, researchers, and students for a day of education and networking about conservation in Nebraska. The 23rd annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Hotel Grand Conference Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. The
(Posted 9/17) Despite a 90% loss in wetland habitat, playa wetlands in Nebraska’s Rainwater Basin (RWB) provide essential foraging and resting opportunities to approximately 7 million migratory dabbling ducks, such as mallards and northern pintails, each spring. Such opportunities are necessary for ducks to accumulate the energy and protein needed
The RWBJV partnership recently finalized a pair of documents designed to be a source of information for public land managers, private lands biologists, and private landowners interested in achieving the best possible wetland habitat conditions for the millions of wetland-dependent birds that rely on this region annually. The Best Management