Welcome to Rowe Sanctuary

Sandhill Crane Photo: Virginia Short

Our Mission

Our mission is to conserve and restore the Platte River ecosystem, focusing on cranes, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Year of the Bird

January marks the official launch of the Year of the Bird – an exciting partnership between National Geographic, Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BirdLife International, and dozens of other partners, in honor of the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

The Year of the Bird will be about celebrating the wonder of our feathered friends, examining how our changing environment is driving dramatic losses among bird species, and highlighting what actions people can take to reverse this trend.

Check out the exciting details on National Audubon’s website.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Check out our upcoming programming.

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Conservation
Conservation

Your dollars at work

Protecting habitat for migrating Sandhill Cranes and much more.

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Plan Your Trip
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Plan your trip

Tips to help you maximize your visit.

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Cranes of Rowe Sanctuary Photo Contest
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Cranes of Rowe Sanctuary Photo Contest

See the winning images from Rowe Sanctuary's annual photo contest.

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2017 Sponsors
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2017 Sponsors

Please help us thank the local businesses that support our work along the Platte River.

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Crane Cam
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Crane Cam

Rowe Sanctuary hosts tens of thousands of sandhill cranes each spring. Watch it here!

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Volunteering
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Volunteering

Become a member of our team.

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How to Support Rowe Sanctuary's Work
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How to Support Rowe Sanctuary's Work

Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary is a self-sustaining office that relies on the generous financial support of people like you.

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How you can help, right now