Grant: $103,510 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - May. 8, 2008
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Award Description: This project will partially restore and enhance the ecological functions and values of riverine/grassland habitat along the central Platte River by: a) restoring approximately 27,000 linera feet of riverine backwater and wetland slough habitat; b) promoting, restoring, and maintaining a diverse stand of native prairie plants and wildlife by clearing 167 acres of invasive trees from 1,456 acres of wet meadow habitat; c) restore 5.5 miles of crane roosting habitat by removing invasive species; d) reseeding approximately 50 acres of cropland to a high diversity mixture of local ecotype seed; and (e) disking and mowing low vegetated islands on the river channel.
Project Description: Several areas were worked along the central Platte River valley to restore wetlands, riverine areas, habitats for Whooping Cranes, Least Terns and Piping Plovers.
Jobs Summary: These existing positions operated heavy machinery to clear the river of invasive species and do restoration work of designated prairie and grassland acreage. (Total jobs reported: 5)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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