Grand Island – The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture is a recipient of the 2015 Wings Across the Americas Award for habitat conservation partnerships. The national award, given by the U.S. Forest Service, recognizes a USFS partner whose work benefits a species or group of species through significant habitat improvements. The
Grand Island – The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture will host its 20th annual Informational Seminar on Tuesday, February 10 at the Midtown Holiday Inn, 2503 S. Locust Street, Grand Island. The one-day seminar is an opportunity for landowners, agriculture producers, natural resource professionals, and other interested individuals to learn about
Mark your calendar for the 20th annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar. The one-day seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Grand Island’s Midtown Holiday Inn. Agenda information will be available in January.
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.