Places We Protect

Platte River Prairies


Close-up of wildflowers amid prairie grasses.
Derr prairie Pitcher sage and restored prairie at The Nature Conservancy’s Derr Tract in the Central Platte River area. © Chris Helzer/TNC

Full of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, wildflowers and grasses, there’s something special to see year-round.

Located between Grand Island and Kearney, Nebraska, the Platte River Prairies are a chain of grasslands and wetlands that are managed for biological diversity.

Platte River Prairies Campaign

The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska has launched a campaign for conservation at the Platte River Prairies. Support is needed to protect and rebuild habitat; support research and science; and help connect people to nature.

Learn More About the Platte River Prairies Campaign