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Rainwater Basin
Wetland Management District

Vast numbers of waterfowl fly above and around a wetland, darkening the sky.  Hundreds of other waterfowl float upon the water at Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District.
P.O. Box 8 - 73746 V Rd.
Funk, NE   68940 - 0008
E-mail: rainwater@fws.gov
Phone Number: 308-263-3000
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Millions of migratory birds use the wetlands found in Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District.
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Agriculture and development has replaced 99 percent of the grasslands and 90 percent of the wetlands with cropland. The 4,000 large wetlands that once existed are now fewer than 400. To protect these areas, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has purchased some of the more prominent remaining wetlands using revenue from the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Program (Duck Stamp). The first wetland was purchased in 1963; land acquisition continues today.

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