Officials say a long-awaited government blueprint on how Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming can preserve Platte River habitat for the whooping crane and three other species will be released this week.
Lynn Holt is with the government's Platte River EIS office and said the draft environmental impact statement will contain four suggestions on how to manage the Platte River basin.
The report could play a key role in the often-contentious battle over managing the river. The Platte is formed in Nebraska by the North Platte from Wyoming and the South Platte from Colorado.
The three states and the Interior Department agreed in 1997 to cooperate on endangered species issues involving the whooping crane, interior least tern, pallid sturgeon and the piping plover.
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