Battling Invasive Species

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

850 acres of habitat along the North Platte River in Nebraska is being restored with support from Wildlife Forever. Growth of Salt cedar, Russian olive, downy brome, musk thistle, and Canada thistle were overcoming the native plant species and disrupting the ecological balance needed for productive upland habitat. The project, undertaken in partnership with Platte River Basin Environments, will foster the return of native grassland plant species and a healthy ecosystem. The project will also restore growth of willow and cottonwood trees along the riparian river frontage. Thanks in part to the support of Wildlife Forever’s members, sportsmen and women and outdoor enthusiasts will find enhanced recreational opportunities along the North Platte River corridor.