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Friends of Boyer Chute and DeSoto

Friends Group Information

The Friends of Boyer Chute and DeSoto National Wildlife Refuges’ mission is to support the refuges in their efforts to preserve, protect and restore the biological diversity and historical resources of the refuges, while providing the opportunity for wildlife oriented activities, education and scientific research.

Other Partners

The staff from Boyer Chute interacts on a frequent and continuing basis with many different federal, states, county and local governments and non-governmental organizations to coordinate collaborative activities. Included are the Papio-Missouri River NRD (PMRNRD), NRCS, Lower Missouri River Ecosystem Team, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE), Nebraska Game & Parks Commission (NGPC), Missouri River Natural Resources Committee, Ducks Unlimited, Back to the River, Inc., Nebraska Land Trust, Washington Co. Highway Dept., the Upper Mississippi Joint Venture of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and local landowners. A high profile example is the pooling of funding to purchase land and restore wildlife habitat within the Boyer Chute NWR acquisition area. Other examples are coordinating the refuge’s law enforcement program with Washington Co. Sheriff’s Departments, updating NE legislators on Service programs and emerging issues. 
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2012
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