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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    Game and Parks Commission the Nature Conservancy and the Nebraska Environmental trust The ranch consists of 4 800 acres and was homesteaded in the late 1800 s as a working cattle ranch Part of the ranch history was noted as a halfway house for travelers located half way between the communities of LaGrange Wyoming and Scottsbluff Nebraska The telephone service also ended at the ranch headquarters and many people would have the ranch family relay messages to neighbors family and friends The topography of the ranch varies from rolling sand sage prairie hills to steep sandstone escarpments There are natural springs that originate in two woody canyons coming off the west slope of the escarpments These springs supply a dependable source of water for a variety of wildlife and livestock and previously for ancient humans The ranch has a rich cultural and archaeological importance for its fossil and artifact discoveries The ranch is home to elk mule and whitetail deer wild turkey bobcat coyote and a small band of resident big horn sheep There are also several other game and non game species that are found on the ranch It is a unique ecosystem This property will be managed for

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/montz-ranch.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    enhanced by the escarpments located in the middle of the continental split between eastern and western bird species    The restoration flock of bighorn sheep introduced into Cedar Canyon Wildlife management are has also found this area to be desirable A growing number of elk have also taken up residence on the ranch Mule deer can frequently be found on the open meadows and wooded escarpments  Â

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/carter-canyon.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
       Mule deer wild turkeys bobcats Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep and numerous other game and non game species may frequently be seen on the management area    In 2001 Cedar Canyon became the release site for the reintroduction of Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep in the wildcat hills of western Nebraska Twenty two bighorn sheep captured in Colorado were released on the management area The herd now

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/cedar-canyon.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    north of the main range escarpments Approximately 40 miles of canyons and 3 springs are found on the area and pine and juniper cover the escarpments The local Audubon chapter has documented over 120 species of birds visiting or making homes on the ranch Flocks of mountain blue birds are highly visible from early spring to late fall Clumps of skunkbush sumac golden current and choke cherries can be found

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/bead-mountain-ranch.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    ecosystem and encompasses approximately 4 300 acres Numerous game animals occur on the area which induce deer elk turkey rabbit squirrel and morning dove Several species of non game wildlife occur on this area also including a vast array of songbirds Public access foot access only and recreation is allowed on the property which includes hunting fishing horseback riding hiking mountain biking photography bird watching etc Buffalo Creek WMA is

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/buffalo-creek-wma.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    open space This desire resulted in his donating the property to The Nature Conservancy via a life trust to Myron and Mage Taylor who managed the property for 50 plus years The property is very diverse in topography ranging from steep canyons and bluffs to flat prairie that provide for a wide array of wildlife and plants communities The property is managed to protect and enhance its biological values while

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/tcn-murphy-ranch.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    the Nebraska Environmental Trust The primary focus of management is for wildlife and public The area is home to numerous wildlife species including elk deer turkey rabbits squirrels as well as numerous songbirds and furbearers Many recreational activities are allowed on the property such as hunting hiking horseback riding mountain biking bird watching and photography The area is adjacent to National Forest property which allows for a much larger tract

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/chadron-creek.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    Platte River The area encompasses approximately 500 acres of riparian river frontage meadow and wetland Some wetlands are sustained by seepage from the Tri State irrigation canal The aging old growth cottonwood and willow trees along the internal water course is home to a great blue herron rookery Many white tailed deer turkey and various species of waterfowl can be found on the area year around Migrating waterfowl are found here in large numbers in the winter months Bald Eagles can frequently be seen here during the winter The area is heavily infested with salt cedar Russian olive and Canada thistle Remnants colonies of native plant species such as snowberry golden current and choke cherries can still be found in some areas Efforts to control the Russian olive infestation have met with limited success especially in areas where the groundwater levels rise when the Tri State irrigation canal is flowing Mature trees were pulled and stacked in the fall of the year Sprouting from the roots which were left have resulted in tremendous numbers of trees taking the place of the larger trees removed by mechanical means The piles have been chipped for mulch which is being used on community

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/horse-creek.php (2016-02-10)
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