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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    opportunity as well as resting and feeding area for both spring and fall migrating ducks geese and shore birds  The area is now managed by the Nebraska Game Parks Comission as a wildlife management area providing hunting opportunity for Dove Pheasant Rabbit and Waterfowl  Kiowa  named after a famous tribe of native americans who used this area  was the first wildlife project undertaken by the Platte

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/kiowa-wetlands-wma.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    the west by the Bowen Arrow Ranch Much of the area was from the time of irrigation development until 1958 and served as a means for returning irrigation water down Tooey s spill from Pathfinder and Tri State Irrigation projects and canals back to the North Platte River This return water was channeled under the Enterprise Canal and allowed to find its way over the meadow and back to the North Platte River In 1958 Tooey s Spill was ditched directly to the river thus drying up much of the marsh Many obligate wetland plants still can be found on the channels previously used to return water to the river Gentian still blooms profusely on the wet meadow and Nebraska sedge can still be found Red tail hawks nest in old growth cottonwood trees snipe can be seen and heard on the wet meadow areas Meadowlarks nest in the meadow and various species of ducks nest on the remnants of the wetland White tailed deer can be found along old channels of the river Killdeer nest on the sandbars and many other birds use the area to nest and feed Russian olive are being removed from the old channels fence

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/spotted-tail.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    mostly salt grass meadow The area has three artesian wells and historically has had a very high water table It is currently the home to a very large prairie dog and burrowing owl colony Plans are being made to develop the wetland in partnership with the Burlington Railroad to mitigate for additional track as they expand their coal train operations Montz Ranch Carter Canyon Cedar Canyon WMA Bead Mountain Ranch

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/diamond-bit.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    property 6 000 native shrubs have been planted in rows and along the water drainage developed to return over flow irrigation water from neighboring fields to the river Whitetail deer wild turkeys pheasants and bob white quail can be found year around on the property Brown thrushes meadowlarks grasshopper sparrows and other prairie birds nest during season and numerous waterfowl migrate through the area during the fall and winter months

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/south-mitchell.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    salt water marsh  Under the Wildlife Management of the Nebraska Game Parks this area provides for deer dove pheasant and waterfowl hunting  The marsh area in recent years has been home to the first pair of SandHill Cranes to nest in Nebraska in modern times It provides sanctuary for many migrating waterfowl and nesting and brooding habitat for many shore birds This significant marsh was preserved with the

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/projects/faucus-springs.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : About Us
    Brandt Nebraska Game ParksCommission Law Enforcement Officer Jim Cannia U S Geologic Service Geologist Hydrologist Steve Donovan Ducks Unlimited Biologist Butch Ellis The Nature Conservancy Al Hansen Nebraska Game Parks Commission Fishery Biologist Anne James Nebraska Game Parks Commission Education Coordinator Naturalist Steve Knode U S Fish Wildlife Biologist Roy Lyles North Platte Natural Resource District Brad McKinney Pheasants Forever Biologist Ken Mayberry Scotts Bluff National Monument Superintendent Mitch Messmer

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  • Platte River Basin Environments : About Us
    Foundation Nebraska Game Parks Foundation Doris Duke Foundation Conservation Organizations Ducks Unlimited Pheasants Forever National Wild Turkey Federation Wildlife Forever Nature Conservancy Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wild Sheep Foundation Mule Deer Foundation Wildcat Audubon Chapter Community Civic Organizations Boy Scouts of America Rotary Club Western Nebraska Retrievers Club Corporate and Business Platte Valley Companies Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Scottsbluff Building Corporation Land Owner Conservation Partners The Gentry Kenitz Families

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/about/partners.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Platte River Basin Environments : About Us
    have created a legacy of protecting wildlife habitat providing public access and improving wild lands appreciation Berthelsen said the award has been presented each year since 2002 and is given to an individual group or agency that best represents the ideals of working in a partnership to accomplish its goal and objectives Kosman said such collaboration is important today because it brings together some of the best minds in conservation and allows the sharing of resources The award was pretty much for everything we do in total Kosman said When you consider the breadth of our impact on conservation on this part of the region you can truly understand the importance of a partnership As an example Kosman said Friday February 15 2008 that PRBE has just been notified that it has been awarded a 900 000 preliminary Nebraska Environmental Trust Grant subject to final approval following public comment to acquire the Montz Point Ranch south of Stegall in the Wildcat Hills Kosman said with a state lease there will be 5 400 acres acquired through a partnership between PRBE Pheasants Forever the Nature Conservancy Nebraska Game and Parks Nebraska Environmental Trust and others If approved Kosman said there would be 35 square miles of conservation property in the Wildcat Hills that will become part of the Wildlands Initiative The initiative is bringing together numerous organizations to ultimately create a master plan for the Wildcat Hills area that will establish a coordinated management approach Nebraska s Hod Kosman wins Ducks Unlimited 2006 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award 2006 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award COLUMBUS Ohio March 24 2006 Ducks Unlimited has recognized Nebraska s Hod Kosman with its 2006 Private Citizen Achievement Award Officials from Ducks Unlimited today announced the winners of the 2006 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards and the State Grant Awards at the 71st annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Columbus Ohio DU s Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the restoration and protection of North America s wetlands and waterfowl habitat Kosman helped to form and lead the Platte River Basin Environments PRBE which has helped to protect and restore 2 850 acres of wetlands and river bottom and 8 699 acres of uplands He has been part of establishing four state wildlife management areas and one nature center at a state recreation area Kosman s efforts have helped to secure grants from the Nebraska Environmental Trust NAWCA and numerous conservation organizations He has served in numerous leadership positions including as board member of the Nebraska Chapter of the Nature Conservancy He currently serves as a member of DU s Conservation Programs Committee and has played an integral role in supporting DU s Platte River Initiative which is working to protect 50 000 acres of the river s floodplain from the headwaters in Colorado to the confluence with the Missouri River in Nebraska Each of these citizens has made a profound difference in wetlands conservation said DU executive vice president

    Original URL path: http://www.nebwild.org/about/awards.php (2016-02-10)
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