Preserving the Prairie
The Derr House Prairie — a few miles south of Wood River, Nebraska — is part of the Nature Conservancy's Platte River Prairies. These prairies are a chain of grasslands and wetlands along the Platte River in central Nebraska and total nearly 5,000 acres. Four additional easments total more than 2,800 acres, and more than 1,500 acres that the conservancy manages have been restored to prairie from cropland. This area is of particular ecological importance as it supports the Spring Migration of the Sandhill Cranes.
An abundance of flora and fauna can be found at the Derr House, open to the public for day hikes.