the Prairie

Like Never Before 

Visit the
Crane Trust Nature
& Visitor Center

Nature & Visitor Center
Family Fun

Where the
Genetically Pure  
Bison Roam
the Prairie

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 Crane Viewing 

 Tour in January 2018

Crane Trust Certified as Globally Important Bird Area

After much communication with the National Audubon Society, the Crane Trust has been certified as a globally important bird area (IBA) thanks to the Whooping Cranes and the huge abundance of Sandhill Cranes that visit us each year. Our ownership and easements protect 31 miles of Platte River channel that will never be developed further. This September the United States IBA Committee confirmed that the visit of 208,300 Sandhill Cranes and 8 Whooping Cranes in one day in March meant that the Crane Trust is a vital resource for our birds.

Important bird areas are classified by having threatened or…


The Great Migration