• This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

West Basin Recharge Project Moves into Phase II

RWBJV partners (Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District [CNPPID], Ducks Unlimited [DU], Nebraska Department of Natural Resources [NDNR], Tri-Basin Natural Resources District [TBNRD], and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District [USFWS RWB WMD]) have completed multiple project elements associated with Phase I of the Western

Read More

Conservation Results in Record Whooping Crane use in the Rainwater Basin Wetland

In 2013, the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture (RWBJV) adopted a revised Implementation Plan.  This plan incorporated habitat objectives for the priority species for the mixed grass prairie region of Nebraska.  Playa wetlands in the Rainwater Basin Wetland Complex (RWB) remained a priority habitat with additional recognition on the importance these features for waterfowl, shorebirds, and the federally endangered Whooping Crane.  Whooping Cranes

Read More

Featured Project: Whitefront Wildlife Management Area

By Randy Stutheit, Wetland Biologist, NE Game and Parks Commission, Lincoln, NE The Whitefront Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is owned by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and is located 2 miles west and 2 miles north of Clay Center in Clay County. This WMA contains approximately 212 acres

Read More

Smartweed Marsh WMA Fencing Project

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) purchased the Smartweed Marsh West Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Nuckolls County in 1990.  Smartweed Marsh WMA contains approximately 38 acres of wetland and 2 acres of upland habitat.  Several management projects have taken place on the property including sediment removal, clearing trees

Read More

Well Conversion Projects at Sacramento/Wilcox Wildlife Management Area

Two groundwater wells at the Sacramento/Wilcox WMA were recently converted (spring of 2020) from natural gas to electricity. Two other wells were previously converted in the spring of 2017. 1970’s vintage Chrysler 413 and 440 well motors had become difficult and expensive to maintain. Exposure to the elements for several

Read More

Collaborative Conservation for Waterfowl Habitat and Groundwater Recharge

RWBJV partners, including Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (CNPPID), Ducks Unlimited, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Tri-Basin Natural Resources District, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District (USFWS RWB WMD) have completed all project elements funded through the Platte Basin Collation (PBC) Western Basins

Read More
Four photos taken from time lapst video

Time Lapse Videos of Wetland Restorations Posted

Following a wetland restoration, it takes months or years to see the return of seasonal water and wetland vegetation. In three time lapse videos of 20-40 seconds, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission documented changes seen over three years. Two of the videos are from Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area

Read More

Western Basin Recharge Project – A Status Update

The first year is in the books, and the RWBJV partners successfully delivered over 1,900 acre-feet of water into Funk Waterfowl Production Area (WPA).  Surface water deliveries first reached Funk WPA on November 20, 2018 and were completed one month later.  Multiple partners worked with the staff at the U.S.

Read More

Registration is open for the 24th RWBJV Informational Seminar

Join landowners, agricultural producers, conservation professionals, congressional staff, researchers, and students for a day of education and networking about conservation in Nebraska. The 24th annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Ramada Midtown Grand Island (the former Hotel Grand Conference Center)

Read More
Page 1 of 3123