Nebraska Tourism Commission

Sandhill crane viewing gives Nebraska ecotourism a boost

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)WOOD RIVER, Neb. — It started with a piece of a cardboard box nailed to a wood railing on the waterfowl viewing deck at the Platte River near Alda. Hand-printed in block letters across the sign: “Crane viewing on private property. Large roost site. Up close. $50.00 per person.” There was a telephone number and a…