Habitat Protection & Maintenance

The natural habitat of the Platte River and surrounding landscape were formed over millennia. The natural forces that shaped this environment include periodic floods, drought, fire, and other climatic factors.

Once a braided river more than a mile wide, interlaced with sandbars and surrounded by a sea of grass – the Platte River we see today is highly altered from its historic condition. The Crane Trust seeks to maintain a glimpse of what was and the wildlife that depends on this system through habitat management.