Grand Island — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has hired Dana M. Varner, Ph.D., as the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture’s Science Coordinator to help plan, design, and develop science-based conservation programs in Nebraska’s mixed-grass prairie region. Varner holds a Ph.D. in Wildlife Sciences from Auburn University and earned her M.S. in
(Lincoln, NE)- The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts has been awarded $60,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for a project that will assist landowners with wetland conservation on private lands in the Rainwater Basin. Through this grant the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts will continue to work with the Rainwater
The Little Blue Natural Resources District will receive $135,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for a project to improve the function of Rainwater Basin wetlands. This is a second-year award, with potential third-year funding of an additional $135,000. The “Watershed Restoration to Enhance Rainwater Basin Wetlands” grant is helping to
Wetlands and wildlife habitat in the Rainwater Basin will benefit from over $652,000 in Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund grants awarded to the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture. The Rainwater Basin’s wetlands provide migration habitat for millions of geese and ducks each spring, as well as hundreds of thousands of shorebirds, and
The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture will receive $133,500 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to help expand the use of prescribed fire in the Central Loess Hills to manage the encroachment of eastern red cedar trees, which reduce productivity of pasture lands and degrade habitat for central Nebraska’s grassland birds. The
The April issue of Prairie Fire Newspaper includes an article about the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture’s scientific and strategic approach to habitat conservation.
The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture’s Working Lands Initiative is featured in the Winter/Spring 2014 newsletter of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Grassland Studies. To read the article, visit the Center’s website.
The North American Migratory Bird Joint Ventures have a new website. Visit http://mbjv.org to read about the projects, scientific work, and accomplishments of the joint venture partnerships that protect migratory bird habitat across North America.
Grand Island – The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture presented two 2014 Wetland Stewardship Awards at its annual Informational Seminar, held February 11, in Grand Island. The award recognizes significant contributions to wetland and habitat conservation in the Rainwater Basin and Nebraska’s mixed-grass prairie region. Clay County cattle producer Steve Shaw
Cattle producers who engage in wetland grazing programs or who work with public land agencies in the Rainwater Basin may avail themselves of a portable livestock corral and handling equipment through a no-cost lease. The Little Blue Natural Resources District, in partnership with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, maintains a