OUR VISITOR CENTER IS CLOSED

To ensure the health and safety of our guests and volunteers, the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center is temporarily closed. In the meantime, please enjoy our hiking trails. Our trails however, are open between 10am and 4pm. Click HERE to view the trail map.

Watch here and on our Facebook page for information about the nature and visitor center's reopening.


BUT OUR WORK GOES ON

We exist to protect and maintain the physical, hydrological and biological integrity of the Big Bend area of the Platte River so it continues to function as a life support system for whooping cranes, sandhill cranes and other migratory bird species. With your help we can make a difference. Learn more and get involved.

We counted an estimated 18,900+/-1,100 Sandhill Cranes in the Central Platte River Valley (CPRV) between Chapman and Overton, Nebraska, on 12 April 2021.

We counted an estimated 35,800+/-5,300 Sandhill Cranes in the Central Platte River Valley between Chapman and Overton, Nebraska, on 6 April 2021.

We counted an estimated 216,700+/-58,500 Sandhill Cranes in the Central Platte River Valley (CPRV) between Chapman and Overton, Nebraska, on 28 March 2021.