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Dedication at Hansen WPA is March 15

The public is invited to the dedication of the new addition to Hansen Waterfowl Production Area at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15. The new 320-acre tract, which includes 185 wetland acres, increases the size of Hansen WPA and allows the wetland areas to be more effectively managed for waterfowl

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Volunteers Needed for RWB Frog Surveys

Researchers from the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit are seeking volunteers who will listen for the calls of frogs this spring. Nighttime surveys of eastern Rainwater Basin wetlands will be conducted from the roadside during the month of May to determine which frog species are present. No experience

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Next Brown-Bag Lunch Discussion is February 22

The RWBJV Science office will hold its monthly brown-bag lunch discussion at noon on Friday, February 22, in Hardin Hall, room 207 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The agenda includes updates on RWBJV partner projects and a presentation by Rachel Simpson, of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Nebraska

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RWBJV Recognizes Conservation Leaders with Wetland Stewardship Award

Hastings – The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture presented three Wetland Stewardship Awards at the annual Informational Seminar on February 6. The award recognizes significant contributions to wetland and habitat conservation in the Rainwater Basin and Nebraska’s mixed-grass prairie region. Livestock producer Bart Jacobson of Funk received the award for his

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Help Name the RWB’s Newest Waterfowl Production Area

Funk, Nebraska — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District launches a celebration of its 50-year anniversary by inviting members of the public to help name the district’s newest Waterfowl Production Area (WPA). The Rainwater Basin WMD was established in 1963 with the purchase of land

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RWBJV Info Seminar Registration is Open

Grand Island – The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture will host its 18th annual Informational Seminar on Wednesday, February 6 at the Hastings Hotel and Convention Center, 2205 Osborne Drive East, in Hastings. The one-day seminar is an opportunity for landowners, agriculture producers, natural resource professionals, and other interested individuals to

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Holistic Land Management Workshops Will Highlight Rainwater Basin

Agriculture producers living in the Rainwater Basin may be eligible for a $400 stipend to attend an upcoming series of workshops on holistic land management and planning. The four-part program, entitled “Holistic Land Management Training Opportunities: Increasing the Quality of Life and Land,” will be held at Central Community College

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Call for Posters for Informational Seminar

Ten openings are available for the poster session at the 2013 Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar. Poster topics should focus on landowners, research and monitoring results, and management. Topics need not be confined to activities in the Rainwater Basin, but should have a strong applied conservation nexus. Please send

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RWBJV Informational Seminar Scheduled

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 6, 2013 for the 18th annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar. The keynote speaker will be photographer Michael Forsberg. The seminar will be held at the Hastings Hotel and Convention Center in Hastings, Nebraska. Agenda and registration information will be available on the

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