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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  • Mar

Funding Available to Fill Irrigation Reuse Pits

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide cost-share to area producers through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program to fill abandoned irrigation reuse pits in the watersheds of priority wetlands located in the Rainwater Basin Wetland Complex in south-central Nebraska. Rainwater Basin Joint Venture partners have additional cost-share dollars available

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  • 27
  • Feb

RWBJV Presents Wetland Stewardship Awards

The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture presented its Wetland Stewardship Award to three recipients at the 20th annual Informational Seminar in Grand Island on February 10. The award recognizes significant contributions to wetland and habitat conservation in the Rainwater Basin and Nebraska’s mixed-grass prairie regions. One award went to Tim Smith

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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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