About Us

Lillian Annette Rowe Bird Sanctuary, commonly known as Rowe Sanctuary, is dedicated to the conservation of Sandhill Cranes, Whooping Cranes and other migratory birds, and their habitat along the Platte River in south-central Nebraska.

Owned and managed by the National Audubon Society, the original purchase of 782 acres in 1974, which was funded by Lillian Annette Rowe of Trenton, NJ, included 2.5 miles of river channel, wet meadows, and some agricultural fields. Additional land acquisitions have increased the current size of the sanctuary to 2,418 acres.  Along with preserving habitat for wildlife, nature-based education is a major focus at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center, where year-round education opportunities exist for local schools and the general public.

Staff
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Staff

Staff listing for the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary

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Stewardship Board
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Stewardship Board

Stewardship Board for the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary

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Iain Nicolson Audubon Center
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Iain Nicolson Audubon Center

So......you say it's made of straw?

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Facility Rental
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Facility Rental

A picturesque visitor center located within 20 minutes of Kearney.

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Newsletters
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Newsletters

Crane River Chronicles is the newsletter for Rowe Sanctuary.

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Audubon Nebraska Annual Report
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Audubon Nebraska Annual Report

Read about the achievements at Audubon Nebraska!

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