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

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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,

Brown-Bag Lunch is April 23

The RWBJV will hold its bimonthly brown-bag luncheon on Tuesday, April 23, in the 2nd floor conference room of the Grand Island Federal Building, 203 W. 2nd Street. The luncheon will start at 12:00 noon CDT and end at approximately 1:00 p.m. Our guest speaker is James Broska, Science Coordinator

Dedication at Hansen WPA is March 15

The public is invited to the dedication of the new addition to Hansen Waterfowl Production Area at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15. The new 320-acre tract, which includes 185 wetland acres, increases the size of Hansen WPA and allows the wetland areas to be more effectively managed for waterfowl

Volunteers Needed for RWB Frog Surveys

Researchers from the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit are seeking volunteers who will listen for the calls of frogs this spring. Nighttime surveys of eastern Rainwater Basin wetlands will be conducted from the roadside during the month of May to determine which frog species are present. No experience

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