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Why should I become a Member of the Crane Trust?

Visit and view the river from the comfort of your own home! With a Crane Trust Membership of $75 or more, you get exclusive access to the Virtual Crane Cam. Members also have the opportunity to participate in guided virtual tours during crane season!

Over the last three years, the Crane Trust has developed a Virtual Crane Experience to allow members the opportunity to witness the spectacular Spring migration of Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes from the comfort of your home.

As we prepare to welcome over one million Sandhill Cranes to the Platte River valley this spring, the Crane Trust’s Virtual Crane Cam is ready to give members full access to this spectacular migration.

All membership levels provide access to the Virtual Crane Cam, priority booking for day tours, and other member-exclusive content. Additional benefits are described below. Most importantly, your membership supports our mission to preserve and protect this vital habitat!

  • $75 - MEMBER
  • $250 - FRIEND OF THE TRUST (includes a beautiful Photo Book with professional photographs of the migration)
  • $1,000 - LEADER (includes the Photo Book and an invitation to a virtual Member Roundtable event)
  • $2,500 - AMBASSADOR (includes the Photo Book, invitation to a virtual Member Roundtable event, and Priority booking for VIP Tours)
  • $5,000 - PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL (includes Photo Book, invitation to virtual Member Roundtable event, Priority VIP booking, and a personal visit from Crane Trust Executives)

Your new or renewed membership will help us make a difference in habitat protection, habitat restoration, and outreach efforts to engage the community in our mission.

We are grateful for the hundreds of Crane Trust members who have supported our important work focused on conservation, research and education over the last few decades. We look forward to welcoming new members into the Crane Trust family this year!