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The Sandhills

Partners Program wetland restoration project in Nebraska's Sandhills photoThe Sandhills of Nebraska is a 19,600-square-mile sand dune formation covered by native grasses in north-central Nebraska. The hydrology associated with sand dunes has created a vast groundwater reservoir and 1.3 million acres of wetlands.

The Sandhills represents the largest contiguous tract of grassland remaining in the United States and provides valuable breeding habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds. The abundance of wetlands and grasslands makes the area important to wildlife and ranching. Ranching is the primary economic use, with over 90% of the land in private ownership.

For more information, visit the Sandhills Habitat Program.

mule deer photo American avocet on nest photo sharp-tailed grouse photo

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