We exist to  protect and maintain the physical, hydrological and biological integrity of the Big Bend area of the Platte River so that 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.

Update Week 1: Aerial Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) Counts of the Central Platte River Valley, 02/12/2019

Watching the cranes roosting on the river is a remarkable experience.

The Crane Trust protects a unique form of wetland within the Central Platte River Valley (CPRV) called a “wet meadow”.