How Great Would a Great Plains National Park Be in Cherry, Brown and Keya Paha Counties?
Truly, we do live in a utopian area of the United States. Wild, scenic, fresh air, clean water, along with a unique, diverse ecosystem which has been kept in a pristine condition due in large part to the landowners who care for the land like their first born. Which is something they HAVE to do in order to keep themselves and their families in business. Whether they’re a rancher, farmer, or outfitter - river, hunting, or fishing - all are professions that require a pristine landscape.
As a way to appease those who wanted the O’Neill Reclamation Project in the 1970s, the Niobrara River received the Scenic River Designation in 1991. Good or bad, that’s what the 76-mile stretch of the Niobrara River is now, beginning at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, and continuing on to Nebraska State Highway 137.
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