Don and Lois Rogert of Waterloo, NE have been strong supporters of Ducks Unlimited for many years. Don, an avid hunter, and his wife Lois have attended many DU functions over the years and have instilled in their children and grandchildren the same love of the outdoors and support of wildlife conservation that they have been so adamant about themselves. Their long time support of DU is exemplified by their recent decision to gift a parcel of their property to DU. The parcel of Platte River property is located near North Bend, NE and represents a very significant gift to DU. Landowners who donate property to DU can realize significant tax benefits, but that is only a small part of the reason why the Rogerts decided to make this generous gift. Ducks Unlimited's conservation program in Nebraska will greatly benefit from this gift and that was very important to Don and Lois. The property has significant conservation value and DU will ensure these values are protected in perpetuity by placing a conservation easement on the tract. Ultimately the property will be sold to a conservation buyer and the proceeds of the sale will be used by DU to support other conservation efforts on the Platte River. According to DU biologist Jonas Davis, "The property has significant values to wildlife, especially waterfowl. The property contains over 1/2 mile of river frontage along the Platte and includes an island in the river, and has the opportunity to restore additional wetlands", said Davis. The Platte River provides important migration and wintering habitat for waterfowl. Conservation easements and habitat restoration work are tools used by DU to protect this valuable resource and insure adequate habitat is available for waterfowl both today and in the future. Gifts of land and other property are a wonderful way for landowners, like the Rogerts, to support Ducks Unlimited.