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Audubon Bend

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Size (acres):  2371.95

River Mile:  789.3 to 793.8

Bank:  Right descending bank

County:  Cedar

State:  Nebraska

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2009, under Water Resources Development Acts 1986, 1999, and 2007 authorizations.

On-Site Management:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Site Access:  Motor vehicles are restricted to established roadways and parking areas.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The Audubon Bend site is located within the Missouri National Recreational River along the Missouri River.

  • The site is being developed to enhance natural features and functions to provide habitat for native fish and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species.
  • Cultivated land will eventually be planted into native prairie grasses, cottonwood forest habitat or other habitat types. A phased approach will be taken to convert a portion of the cropland to wildlife habitat.
  • In addition, an estimated 30 acres of natural cottonwood regeneration is naturally establishing along the riverfront.

Status:  Open to the public.  Under cultivation at this time.  Habitat plans are being developed.

Site Use:  The area is available for hunting, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, etc.

Site-use Regulations:  
  • People visiting these areas must comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including hunting, fishing, etc.  In general Title 36 Part 327 of the Code of Federal Regulations governs the use of Corps property.  Other regulations may apply to properties owned by other federal agencies.
  • Special regulations and restrictions may be posted on site.

Special-use Regulations:  No target shooting, primitive camping or off-road vehicles permitted. Special regulations and restrictions may be posted on the area.

For More Information

Contact Information:  Contact the Corps’ Gavins Point Visitor's Center at (402) 667-2546 or contact (402) 667-2569.

Story Maps Link:  http://rsgisias.crrel.usace.army.mil/story_maps/nwo/mrrp/index.html#

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