to the Prairie
Crane Trust Nature
& Visitor Center
Nature & Visitor Center
The Crane Trust recently became aware of the potential development of a sand and gravel pit and a temporary asphalt/concrete plant southwest of the I-80 and Alda road junction being developed on what is now 143.5 acres of cornfield. This is directly across from the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center’s front door. This plant would be directly visible from our Visitor’s center and trail system, which welcomes over 45,000 people every year.
While a bag of gravel may look fairly benign, the process of producing it is anything but benign. Beyond the physical changes to the landscape and significant environmental…