Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

Each participating student in this service program will learn leadership skills while gaining empathy and understanding of the Platte River ecosystem. Students will discover and discuss how these projects benefits themselves and their community as well as the river and the surrounding landscape, the Crane Trust Nature Center and the ecotourists who visit this area.

How are you going to do it?

Through the Common Ground program students will learn compassionate land management skills at the Crane Trust Nature Center. These students will be removing invasive young eastern red cedar trees from native prairie habitat, they will extend the present hiking trail system by developing a new trail and they will be creating a new viewing blind where they and the public can observe sandhill cranes and other wildlife along the Platte River.