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    2016 March

    Finally…A  Place to Count Cranes on the North Platte River

    Finally…A Place to Count Cranes on the North Platte River

    Opening Up the Landscape

    In March of 2007, several of my colleagues and some volunteers set out to do something that had not been done before, at least not along the North Platte River. We hoped to get a count of the number of Sandhill Cranes coming into roost on the North Platte River within a 3 mile stretch of the river east of the Hershey North Platte River bridge. This stretch included two miles of river on the North River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and an additional mile of river to the east on some private land that we had worked on with grant funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund.

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