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PRBE receives Nebraska Environmental Trust grant | Rural Radio Network

PRBE receives Nebraska Environmental Trust grant

PRBE receives Nebraska Environmental Trust grant

Platte River Basin Environments, Inc.  recently announced that it will receive $120,000  from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “North Platte River Valley Habitat  Restoration  and  Enhancement  Partnership  II”  project.  The Trust  Board  announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 5,   2018 in Lincoln.  T

In 2012, the Platte River Basin Environments, Inc. (PRBE) joined with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the U.S.   Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a highly popular and biologically successful partnership for habitat restoration work on private lands along the North Platte River. The partners, with crucial funding support from the NET,  spent over $966,000 in grant  and  matching  funds  to  restore  over 45  miles  of  wetland  slough through  removal  of sediment, and invasive vegetation; restore 994 acres of cottonwood savannah through invasive tree removal; plant 158 acres of diverse native prairie; enhance and manage 299 acres of wetland habitat   through   invasive   herbaceous   vegetation   removal;   and   install   livestock   grazing infrastructure to facilitate grazing on over 2,400  acres of floodplain grassland.

The success of PRBE’s efforts has resulted in high demand for habitat restoration activities. Additionally,  the biological need for habitat  restorations remains urgent and ever increasing due to  degrading factors  such as invasive  species  and diminished hydrology.  The project partners  propose  to expand  their  partnership  both  in  funds  available  and  in  geographic  scope  in  order  meet landowner requests and biological needs.

By implementing habitat restoration activities along the North Platte River and tributaries within the watershed, PRBE will work with landowners to restore, enhance, and manage the wetland and associated upland habitat values on lands within the entire watershed and will find win-win solutions for integrating wildlife habitat into land management operations.

Project goals will be achieved by (1) providing financial assistance for habitat   activities  on  wetlands   and   associated  uplands   on  private  and  privately   owned conservation entity properties, (2) providing education and technical assistance to landowners in the restoration and long-term management of habitats and integration projects into land management   operations,    and   (3)   using   demonstration   sites   to   exhibit   the   numerous environmental, wildlife,  and economic benefits of wetlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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restore, enhance, and manage the wetland and associated upland habitat values on lands within the entire watershed and will find win-win solutions for integrating wildlife habitat into land management operations. Project goals will be achieved by (1) providing financial assistance for habitat   activities  on  wetlands   and   associated  uplands   on  private  and  privately   owned conservation entity properties, (2) providing education and technical assistance to landowners in the restoration and long-term management of habitats and integration projects into land management   operations,    and   (3)   using   demonstration   sites   to   exhibit   the   numerous environmental, wildlife,  and economic benefits of wetlands.

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