Highlights of the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

Scope of the Challenge “Channel widths along the river, have reduced by as much as 80 to 90 percent of the former 1860’s channel in the upstream reaches, with lesser amounts of decrease in the reaches near Grand Island.” (pg. S-28) “Of the historic river channel area (high bank to high bank), roughly half of […]

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Nebraska Wildlife Federation update and summary of Platte River Cooperative Agreement issues

The Platte River Cooperative Agreement, signed in July, 1997, committed the states of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, and the US Department of Interior, to develop a Proposed Program that would address the habitat needs of four rare wildlife species that depend upon the Platte River: the Whooping Crane, Interior least tern, piping plover, and pallid […]

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