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.

There was much excitement on August 21st, 2017, as the total solar eclipse approached. People gathered in the hundreds at the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center to take in the spectacle.

During the spring migration of the Sandhill Cranes, the Crane Trust offers morning and evening guided blind tours to watch the cranes roosting on the Platte River.

A lifelong area resident who grew up having family picnics on the Platte River, Bob Johnson is very supportive of the Crane Trust’s conservation mission.