Sandhills Wildlife and Prairie Conservation

Ranch Life Couldn't Be Better

Located in Burwell, Nebraska, the Morgan Ranch sits in the heart of the Sandhills. With its abundant grasses, perfect climate, and plentiful spring-fed streams, the region is widely recognized as among the best cattle producing areas in the world.

Sitting atop the world’s largest underground water resource, the Ogallala Aquifer, the Sandhills provide a rich, natural environment recognized by the American Audubon Society for special designation and by the World Wide Fund for Nature as a distinct eco-region, with as much as 85% intact as a natural habitat, the highest level in the Great Plains. However, as the largest and most intricate wetland ecosystem in the United States, the Nebraska Sandhills are fragile environment and provide a constant lesson on value of conservation. You can learn more about the Eastern Sandhills from this nature guide.