This site is designed to be a hub of information about prairies, especially Nebraska prairies, for landowners, biologists, and communtiy members. It addresses all aspects of the prairie, including resources, events, management , guides, restoration techniques, research, outreach, contacts, and much more. Just click on one of the categories at the top of this page or on one of the links to the right to get started.
The Prairie Club is an intergenerational, multi-cultural club that gathers at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center the first Saturday of each month to take part in fun and educational activities focused on the tallgrass prairie.
If you want to learn more about the club, please call Chris Thody, 402-797-2301.
All meetings of the Prairie Club are on the first Saturday of the month, from 10:00-12:00 noon at Spring Creek Prairie.
The Nature Conservancy depends heavily on the efforts of volunteers like you to make our conservation efforts successful.
Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about your natural world.
Platte Prairies Work Days for 2014
We would love your help with seed harvesting, native plant nursery work, invasive species control, and other jobs to restore and maintain healthy grasslands at the Platte Prairies.
Email Mardell (mjasnowski@ tnc.org) or call her at (402) 694-4191 to be added to the Platte Prairies Work Days reminder list or to ask questions.
Family Outdoor Club
Third Saturday of Each Month 10-11:30am
Outdoor activities geared toward kids ages 2-8 with their parents or guardians. Outdoor exploration, art activities, take-home projects, and more. $5 per family per Saturday.
Harvest Celebration Sunday October 5, 2014 1-6pm
Fall farm fun. FREE ADMISSION
Bader Park Tour
October 11, 2014 9 AM–11 AM
Join us for a walking tour of Bader Park located 3 miles south of Chapman, Nebraska, along the Platte River. The outing begins at 9 a.m. Those wishing to carpool to Bader should meet at the Prairie Plains office at 1307 L Street in Aurora at 8:30 a.m.
Nature Trails & Bison Herd Exhibit
The Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center’s Platte River Discovery Trail is a wonderful destination for all ages. Go birding, cool your feet in the Platte River, spend quiet time with our live bison herd, or relax atop our observation tower with a commanding view of the surrounding prairie and Platte River Valley. Native plants, wildflowers and wildlife abound along miles of natural hiking trails. Open year round and handicap accessible!
The Nebraska Natural Legacy Conference will take place October 8-9, 2014 at the Gering Civic Center
The seminar will highlight current research and habitat management techniques. Presenters will share their latest research results and tricks-of-the-trade in their area of expertise. Participants will have a chance to discuss conservation practices with others in their field and get outside to tour a site of interest.