The Platte River and its flood plain support a variety of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that provide habitat for a variety of species. Wetlands, grasslands, and woodlands are examples of some of the habitats found along the Platte. Explore them here… Wetlands What is a wetland? Wetlands are the link between land and water, providing a […]
The interrelationship between species in the river, wetland, grassland, and woodland habitats of the Platte River prairie ecosystem is a complex, dynamic food system. By exploring food chains and food webs, you will discover how energy is transferred from one organism to another. All living things are connected.
The chain of grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands that make up the Platte River prairies is a complex ecosystem that supports a highly diverse community of plants and animals. In order to protect the fragile links in this chain, biologists and land managers from state and private institutions work in cooperation to manage the ecosystem for biological diversity. […]