Important Message: ALL TOURS, ACTIVITIES, AND EVENTS ARE CANCELLED. REFUNDS ARE IN PROGRESS AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PATIENCE

Out of an abundance of caution due to the recent increase in the COVID 19 (Coronavirus) awareness in Nebraska, the Crane Trust will be closed to guests and volunteers starting March 12, 2020 through April 5th, 2020. We are not aware of anyone that has tested positive for the COVID 19 (Coronavirus) visiting the Crane Trust. 

We’re deeply sorry for any inconvenience. WE ARE WORKING ON ISSUING REFUNDS FOR TOURS and we truly appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

The Crane Trust is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting, maintaining, and restoring the physical, hydrological and biological integrity of the Big Bend reach of the Platte River through science, habitat management, and education.  We rely on volunteers and donations to support and fund our organization’s mission.

Sincerely,

Brice Krohn, President, Crane Trust

Chuck Cooper, CEO, Crane Trust

 


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.

On Sunday 29 March we counted an estimated 475,600+/-65,100 Sandhill Cranes.

Every year my partner and I sleep in a small wooden box or hay bale blind on –or sometimes in– the Platte River.

On Saturday 21 March 2020 we counted an estimated 524,266+/-110,222 Sandhill Cranes in the Central Platte River Valley (CPRV).