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October 2018 – February 2019 Update

Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Partnership Update Spring migration is right around the corner and conditions in the basins look to be as good as ever.  We might have the wettest conditions since 2001.  If you get a chance, make time to enjoy the greatest migration spectacle in North America.   Below

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June – September 2018 Update

Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Partnership Update The September Management Board Meeting will mark the end of an era.  This meeting will be the last for Gloria Erickson and Mike Onnen.  With the retirement of Greg Reisdorff and the transition to retirement for Gloria and Mike, the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture

Highlights from September’s Management Board Meeting

September’s meeting of the RWBJV Management Board was bittersweet.  During the meeting three long-time board members, Mike Onnen, Gloria Erickson, and Greg Reisdorff, were honored for their service.  These individuals were involved with the Joint Venture for a total of over 57 years. Mike Onnen served the RWBJV for 28

January – May 2018 Update

Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Partnership Update 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 wetlands throughout the Rainwater Basin

September – December 2017 Update

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

May – September 2017 Update

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

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)

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

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