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 Info Seminar is February 10, 2015

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.

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RWBJV Has New Science Coordinator

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

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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.


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