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.

Sand County Foundation Brings Symposium to Lincoln and the Rainwater Basin

Farmers and ranchers from across the U.S. will gather in Lincoln, Neb., July 25-26, to discuss solutions to critical land, water and wildlife environmental issues that could be voluntarily addressed by motivated landowners. “Innovations on the Land: Private Conservation for the Public Good,” is presented by Sand County Foundation in

RWBJV Receives Nebraska Environmental Trust Grants

Wetlands and wildlife in the Rainwater Basin will benefit from several recently announced Nebraska Environmental Trust grants, including three grants awarded to the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture. Wetlands in the Rainwater Basin provide migratory habitat for millions of geese and ducks each spring, as well as hundreds of thousands of

New Waterfowl Production Area Gets a Name

Funk, Nebraska – “Spoonbill Flats” is the name selected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Rainwater Basin’s newest Waterfowl Production Area. The USFWS’s Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District received 143 responses to its request that the public help name the new WPA. Andrew Nelson of Springfield, Nebraska,

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