NRDs 2022 Basin Tour

NRDs 2022 Basin Tour

06/06/2022 - 12:00pm to 06/07/2022 - 3:45pm

The NARD, in partnership with the South Platte, North Platte, and Upper Niobrara White NRDs, is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2022 NRD Basin Tour.  The tour will be based out of Scottsbluff on June 6-7.

Join us as the NRDs lead us on a two-day tour showcasing several NRD projects across the Nebraska Panhandle.  Attendees will get an expert-guided tour of many unique projects that work to manage and protect the region’s natural resources.

Below is a short version of the tentative two-day agenda:

Monday, June 6th

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott - 902 Winter Creek Dr, Scottsbluff, NE - 12:00 p.m. MT the bus will be departing the Fairfield Inn.  Lunch will be provided when boarding the bus.    

Monday’s portion of the tour will include projects in both the South Platte and North Platte NRDs before concluding with dinner and returning to the hotel.  All expenses are included with your registration fee.

Tuesday, June 7th

Following breakfast at the hotel, the bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. MT and include destinations in both the North Platte and Upper Niobrara White NRDs before returning to the hotel no later than 4:00 p.m. MT.

Some of Monday and Tuesday Tour Highlights

  • Surface Water Irrigation Diversion  
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Multi-Purpose Reservoir   
  • Lake Minatare Lighthouse
  • Minatare Canal Return Project
  • Pine Ridge Forestry    
  • Groundwater Management Projects
  • Chimney Rock


Registration Deadline

To guarantee a spot on the bus, register online, or download registration, and return to the NARD office before May 19thSeating and hotel rooms are limited; register soon to guarantee a spot.  

Registration will cover all meals and activities, motor coach expenses and Monday night lodging (NARD will make reservations for overnight lodging).  If you are arriving early and would like a room Sunday night, reservations need to be made through the NARD as well.  Use the basin tour registration form to reserve an extra night stay (Sunday evening). 



Basin Tour registration fee will include the following:

  • Monday, June 6th:  Lunch, conservation tour, snacks, beverages, activities, evening group dinner and single room occupancy lodging at Fairfield Inn & Suites – Scottsbluff.
  • Tuesday, June 7th:  Breakfast at the hotel, conservation tour, lunch, snacks, and beverages.