(Posted 9/17) The Atlanta Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) is owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and is located one mile northwest from the town of Atlanta in Phelps County, Nebraska. This WPA was purchased in 1964 and encompasses 1,147 acres, including a 488-acre playa wetland surrounded by
While I was lining up management on wetlands, I called up Chris Bragg about tree control on his mom’s Wetlands Reserve Program site in Kearney County. After we talked about trees, he mentioned how he’d really like to clear up some of the dense vegetation on the site to provide
Over 180 landowners, agricultural producers, conservation professionals, researchers and students (representing over 40 different organizations) gathered on Thursday, February 2nd for the 22nd Annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar at the Hotel Grand Conference Center in Grand Island, Nebraska to meet, learn, exchange ideas and discuss conservation issues, research,
Atlanta, Nebraska may not be a destination for most people, but Atlanta Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) will be a spring migration destination after this year’s extensive wetland and watershed restoration. Atlanta WPA is owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and is one of the largest
Conservation partners, agriculture producers, and researchers will gather in Grand Island on Thursday, February 2 for the 22nd annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar. This long-running event has become a mid-winter tradition for Nebraska’s natural resource professionals. It provides an opportunity for RWBJV partners, landowners, and others to meet,
Join us on Feb 7, 2017, for the Playa Wetland Ecology Symposium at the 77th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE. On March 17, 2011, the RWBJV and Playa Lakes Joint Venture co-hosted the first Playa Wetland Ecology Symposium in Grand Island, Nebraska. More than
As part of the Berggren Pheasant Plan, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is providing incentives to landowners enrolling in USDA’s Continuous-CRP. The Berggren Pheasant plan seeks to enhance pheasant habitat within prioritized areas of the state, including the Rainwater Basin area, and to increase recreational opportunities for hunting. This
A tool to identify and prioritize potential pit-fill projects based on the pits’ volume and location in public or WRP watersheds. View the Pit Fill Ranking by County 2015.
In cooperation with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service, the RWBJV developed a model to identify eligible properties with high restoration potential in the Rainwater Basin. View the WRE Ranking Model 2015.
The ability to predict wetland inundation helps managers make decisions about hydrologic restoration and pumping of supplemental water.
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