October – December 2016 Update

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)

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May – September 2016

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

January – April 2016

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

October – December 2015 Update

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

July – September 2015 Update

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

March – June 2015 Update

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.

December 2014 – March 2015 Update

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.

September – November 2014 Update

I want to wish all of the RWBJV Partners a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The RWBJV partnership just completed our annual reporting and Federal Fiscal Year 2014, and it was our most successful ever. As a partnership we leveraged $5.6 million dollars and impacted over 10,200 acres. These

June – August 2014 Update

Grants, grants, and more grants. With enactment of the 2014 Farm Bill, there have been a variety of new funding opportunities available to the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture partnership (RWBJV). The partnership has continued to pursue the traditional funding sources as well. The following is an overview of some of

March – May 2014 Update

Spring migration has come and gone, but we made the most of this migration with numerous tours for agency staff, corporate sponsors, and several potential new partners who are interested in contributing to the RWBJV.  Thanks to all of the partners who helped make these tours a success.  Here is

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