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Central Platte River


sandhill cranes on the Platte River photo

The Central Platte River extends approximately 90 miles from Lexington to Chapman, Nebraska. The Platte River is considered to be one of the most endangered waterways in the United States. The central Platte River provides critical migration habitat for the endangered whooping crane, spring staging habitat for 80% of the world’s sandhill crane population, breeding habitat for the threatened piping plover and endangered least tern, and migrational and wintering habitat for millions of waterfowl. Over 300 bird species have been observed along the Platte River, and over 140 species are known to nest along the river.

whooping crane photo  

piping plover on nest photo

Projects on the Central Platte River

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