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Stay informed about upcoming Platte River Recovery Implementation Program activities, including public presentations, meeting dates, and other events. View the calendar...
One of the primary objectives for the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program is to protect, restore where appropriate, and maintain at least 10,000 acres of habitat in the central Platte River area between Lexington and Chapman. This area of interest generally includes lands on and within three miles on either side of the Platte River. The Program can achieve this goal through a number of methods, including purchasing land outright, as well as through easements or leases. Read more...
The Central Platte River Basin contains one of nature's great crossroads. Here, the east-west human transportation corridor, provided by the river valley, crosses the North American Central Flyway. Changing land use patterns and development have shaped the Flyway into an hourglass figure, with its narrow waist in south central Nebraska. The area is also a region of tremendous agricultural production. Irrigation water from the Platte, combined with groundwater from the Ogallala Aquifer, allows farmers to successfully produce on land once described as "The Great American Desert." The Central Platte River Basin also provides critical habitat for a number of endangered species, including the whooping crane. Millions of waterfowl pass through the region on their annual migration. Read more...
Click here to find contact information for the Program and to get in touch with Program staff. Read more...