Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Partnership Update January 2018 – May 2018 Spring 2018 Rainwater Basin Waterfowl Monitoring Surveys Completed This spring we completed the second year of data collection on waterfowl use of wetlands in the Rainwater Basin. RWBJV and Ducks Unlimited staff recorded species and numbers of waterfowl on
Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Partnership Update September 2017 – December 2017 I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It is that time of year for winter, but it was a quick change from sandals at Thanksgiving to coveralls at Christmas. With the frigid weather, construction
I don’t know where summer went – school has started and so have the hunting seasons. It has been a busy summer for all of the partners. Below is a short synopsis of the projects that have been completed. Please contact the office if you have questions or want more
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The RWBJV Partnership received some great Christmas presents from the United States Department of Agriculture. This included the announcement of 10,000 acres of State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
I don’t know what happened but summer is gone. School has started, harvest is right around the corner, and fall hunting seasons have opened. The wet spring slowed construction in the east, but it was full steam ahead with projects in the Western Rainwater Basin. I hope everyone had a
Spring migration has come and gone, and now the crops are being put in the ground. So is the cycle of events in the Rainwater Basin. With the dry conditions, the RWBJV partners have been able to continue with construction on numerous public and private land projects. Here is a
I hope everyone had a great holiday season. With the start of the New Year, the RWBJV Management Board will be meeting this month. The focus will be to review our past accomplishments and also chart a path forward for the next year. I look forward to the New Year
Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Partnership Update Fall is in the air; leaves changing colors, teal hunting in the basins, and epic marches across the Sandhills in pursuit of Greater Prairie-Chickens and Sharp Tailed Grouse. These are some of my favorite experiences in the Rainwater Basin Administrative Area at this time
I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. This year the RWB went from the driest winter to one of the wettest springs. The wet conditions may have slowed construction projects, but the partners have remained busy. Here is an overview of some of the partnership highlights.
Spring Migration is right around the corner. We have great water and habitat conditions in the east basins this year. If you’re in the area, take some time to enjoy the world-renowned waterfowl and shorebird migration spectacle this spring. The following update highlights a variety of different RWBJV partnership activities.