2015 Migration Overview

A regional biologist told some interested birdwatchers that the cold weather could delay peak Crane Migration until early April. After some investigation of Sandhill Crane data by the Crane Trust’s Lead Biologist, Andy Caven, it does appear that our numbers are a bit low comparing to recent years for this same…

Crane Trust Welcomes Genetically Pure Bison Home

The Crane Trust hosted an event celebrating the arrival of a herd of 41 rare, genetically-pure bison to 4,500 acres of Crane Trust land along the Platte River. The bison herd – descended from a genetically-pure herd raised on a ranch near Crawford, Nebraska, arrived in three stages: cows and calves first…


First-Ever Trail Run/Walk on Historic Platte River Island Showcases Nature’s Beauty

With final preparations underway for the Crane Trust’s first-ever trail run on historic Shoemaker Island, I couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty of this land and the incredible diversity of plants and wildlife that it supports. The fun-for-all…

RUN WILD FOR HABITAT: 2nd Annual Buffalo Stampede & Family Event

Run Wild for Habitat (or Take Your Time and Walk!)

The Crane Trust’s
5K Trail Run * Kids Mile * Family Event
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Crane Trust is holding its 2nd Annual Buffalo Stampede 5K Trail Run and Family Event Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Crane Trust Nature &…

Chimps, Cranes and Conservation Come Together at the Crane Trust: Presentation by The Jane Goodall Institute

Wood River, NE- Chimps, cranes and conservation converge this Saturday in an amazing display of nature and its interconnectedness when Bill Wallauer of The Jane Goodall Institute takes center stage at the Crane Trust’s Wild About Nebraska speaker and event series.

Wallauer’s presentation, “Chimpanzees and Conservation Around the World”, will…

Sports Illustrated Photographer Kicks Off Another Wild About Nebraska Weekend at the Crane Trust

Wood River, Neb–Internationally acclaimed Sports Illustrated photographer Bill Frakes will kick off another Wild About Nebraska weekend this Saturday, March 16, at the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center. Frake’s presentation, titled “Frakes Takes—My Life in Photography”, will start at 11:00 a.m.

Based in Florida, Frakes hails originally from Nebraska,…

Birds of Prey Take Center Stage at Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center


Birds of Prey Take Center Stage This Saturday at Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center

Wood River, Neb–Hawks, falcons, vultures, and owls, oh, my! These amazing birds of prey that ply the Nebraska skies will star in a special live presentation this Saturday, March 9, at the Crane Trust…

Whooper Watch – Fall Migration

For Immediate Release
November 8, 2012

Contact: Mary Harner, 308-384-4633 / Greg Wright, 308-520-4166

Whooper Watch™ Activated For Fall Migration of Endangered Whooping Cranes

Wood River, Nebraska—The Crane Trust has activated its Whooper Watch™ program this fall to enlist public support in sighting the endangered whooping crane as it migrates…

Crane Trust Research Symposium To Focus on Complex Platte River Ecosystem


For Immediate Release / Contact: Mary Harner (308) 384-4633
October 12, 2012

Crane Trust Research Symposium To Focus on Complex Platte River Ecosystem

Wood River, Neb–The Crane Trust will convene a comprehensive research symposium focused on the Platte River ecosystem on October 19, 2012, at the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor…