Landowner Enrolls Lagoon in Wetlands Reserve Easement


Dave Hilfterty grows dryland winter wheat and irrigated corn in Perkins County, Nebraska. Dave had a challenge that was perfect for a Wetlands Reserve Easement. Amongst his five irrigation circles there’s a lagoon, which he got tired of trying to farm through.

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This is Playa Country — a weekly look at the wildlife, wetlands and prairies of the western Great Plains, and the people who manage them — brought to you by Playa Lakes Joint Venture, an organization dedicated to conserving birds and bird habitat.

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Original broadcast: September 2013

Posted: May 25, 2014
Topics: Conservation Easements, Landowner Stories, Ogallala Aquifer Initiative, Playas