Common Ground Program: Students Learn Compassionate Land Management Skills at the Crane Trust Nature Center

  • Location
    Wood River, Nebraska
  • Status
    Active

The Problem

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.

Our Plan

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.

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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    Clean Water
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    Community Enhancement
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    Habitat Destruction
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    Migratory species
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    Wildlife

The Benefit

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    Animals
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Common Ground Program: Students Learn Compassionate Land Management Skills at the Crane Trust Nature Center
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