In the wetlands of the Rainwater Basin and across Nebraska’s mixed-grass prairies, Rainwater Basin Joint Venture partners achieve habitat conservation through cooperation and sound science. Landowners, conservation organizations and government agencies work together through Joint Venture programs to provide habitat for millions of migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and other wildlife in this highly productive agricultural landscape.

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RWBJV featured in Prairie Fire

The April issue of Prairie Fire Newspaper includes an article about the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture’s scientific and strategic approach to habitat conservation.

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Center for Grassland Studies Highlights RWB Grazing

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.

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Our partners include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, which manage public lands for wildlife habitat. However, agriculture producers and other private landowners are indispensable partners in habitat conservation. The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture offers private lands programs that can benefit both agriculture and wildlife.


Eight out of ten years, I could never get in there and harvest that low spot. Now I can just put it out of my mind.

Clay County Farmer

As livestock producers, we can get benefits out of the wetlands, but those benefits also help the wildlife, hunters, and the migration.

RWB Cattleman