The Crane Trust is a habitat conservation nonprofit organization located on the beautiful Platte River in South Central Nebraska. In addition to offering tours of one of the greatest migrations in the world, the Trust works year-round to protect and preserve nearly 10,000 acres of critical habitat for the endangered whooping cranes, sandhill cranes, and countless other species sharing fragile river and prairie ecosystems.


As a Wildlife Biologist on the Crane Trust science team, one of the most commonly asked questions I get asked about my job is “What do you do in the winter months when you aren’t in the field every day?” People are often surprised when I say the science team is just as busy in the office in the winter months as out in the field in the summer.

Want a front row seat to the Sandhill and Whooping Crane migration this spring? Become a member today to get full access to our Virtual Crane Cam! Your membership makes a positive difference in habitat protection, habitat restoration, and outreach efforts to engage the community.