Boyer Chute NWR was
established in 1995 to restore fish and wildlife habitat along the Missouri
River and in the Missouri River floodplain to provide public recreation opportunities
along the river corridor.
Crescent Lake NWR,
located in the Nebraska panhandle, consists of 45,818 acres of rolling
sandhills, the largest continuous dune area in America. The grasslands
range from the densely vegetated meadows to the sparsely covered "choppies" and
support a wide variety of wildlife.
North Platte NWR has the second
oldest bald eagle nest in modern times in Nebraska. The pair has nested
on the Refuge every year since 1993.
Although many kinds of wildlife inhabit Fort
Niobrara NWR, the rolling sandhills and breaks along the Niobrara River
Canyon are managed for upland species including buffalo and elk.
Valentine NWR lies in the heart
of a vast area of undulating sand dunes which stretch across north-central
Nebraska. The region, called the Sandhills, is the largest remaining tract
of mid and tall grass prairie in North America. Numerous lakes, productive
marshes, and tall grasses on hills and meadows provide habitat for many kinds
of wildlife. During fall and spring migrations, sometimes as many as 150,000
ducks can be found on the Refuge, with peak numbers occurring in May and
Basin WMD has been identified as a critical waterfowl habitat area
during spring and fall migration. Millions of geese and ducks stop in
the Rainwater Basin each spring to rest and feed before heading for northern