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.

The poet Wallace Stevens wrote of “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” and Crane Trust tour guide Guy Roggenkamp can tell you at least as many ways of looking at cranes.

It is no secret that critical habitat for many species around the world is being lost every day to development and we are no different here in the Platte Valley.

Like Whooping Cranes, Peregrine Falcons have shown us how endangered species can come back from the brink of extinction in response to conservation efforts.