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RWBJV Receives Grants from Nebraska Environmental Trust

Wetlands and wildlife habitat in the Rainwater Basin will benefit from over $652,000 in Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund grants awarded to the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture. The Rainwater Basin’s wetlands provide migration habitat for millions of geese and ducks each spring, as well as hundreds of thousands of shorebirds, and

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NET Grant Will Support Prescribed Fire Program in Central Loess Hills

The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture will receive $133,500 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to help expand the use of prescribed fire in the Central Loess Hills to manage the encroachment of eastern red cedar trees, which reduce productivity of pasture lands and degrade habitat for central Nebraska’s grassland birds. The

RWBJV featured in Prairie Fire

The April issue of Prairie Fire Newspaper includes an article about the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture’s scientific and strategic approach to habitat conservation.

Center for Grassland Studies Highlights RWB Grazing

The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture’s Working Lands Initiative is featured in the Winter/Spring 2014 newsletter of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Grassland Studies. To read the article, visit the Center’s website.

New Website about Joint Ventures

The North American Migratory Bird Joint Ventures have a new website. Visit http://mbjv.org to read about the projects, scientific work, and accomplishments of the joint venture partnerships that protect migratory bird habitat across North America.

RWBJV Announces Wetland Stewardship Awards

Grand Island – The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture presented two 2014 Wetland Stewardship Awards at its annual Informational Seminar, held February 11, in Grand Island. The award recognizes significant contributions to wetland and habitat conservation in the Rainwater Basin and Nebraska’s mixed-grass prairie region. Clay County cattle producer Steve Shaw

Rawhide Corral Available for Rainwater Basin Wetland Grazing

Cattle producers who engage in wetland grazing programs or who work with public land agencies in the Rainwater Basin may avail themselves of a portable livestock corral and handling equipment through a no-cost lease. The Little Blue Natural Resources District, in partnership with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, maintains a

RWBJV Info Seminar is February 11

Grand Island – The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture will host its annual Informational Seminar on Tuesday, February 11. Now in its 19th year, the seminar has moved to a new venue: the Midtown Holiday Inn, 2503 S. Locust Street, Grand Island. The one-day seminar is an opportunity for landowners, agriculture

Rainwater Basin featured in Tri-State Livestock News

An article in Tri-State Livestock News, entitled “Stock’s Role in Wetland Control” highlights the roles of grazing, haying, and other habitat management techniques employed by RWBJV partners in the Rainwater Basin.        

RWBJV Has New Implementation Plan

The new RWBJV Implementation Plan, approved at the November 2013 Management Board meeting, is available on the website’s Library page. Also available are the four bird conservation plans — for Landbirds, Shorebirds, Waterbirds, and Waterfowl — on which the Implementation Plan is based.

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