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11/28/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District’s (LPSNRD) Cottontail Wildlife Management Area, north of Martell, will be undergoing invasive tree removal as part of a Grassland Restoration Project. A contractor is anticipated to begin in the next week and will be clearing...Read more
11/23/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Earthworms, insects and roots were artfully crafted by young Nebraskans throughout the year turning blank paper into award-winning posters. Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognize students from kindergarten to 12th grade, who competed in the annual “Healthy Soil...Read more
11/18/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – On Thursday, the Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) Board of Directors addressed the Infrared (IR) photography used by staff to see changes in irrigation practices for the Groundwater Management Program. IR Imagery of the entire District has been taken in...Read more
11/18/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors met Wednesday and approved the Backyard Prairie Pollinator Program, which will provide native grass and forb seed to district residents to plant on their property. Beginning in January, residents will...Read more
11/04/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors will elect a three-member Board Nominating Committee at their monthly meeting to be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at the CPNRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, NE. The...Read more
11/03/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) receives trees and shrubs from Bessey Nursery at Halsey National Forest for their Conservation Tree Program. Although last month’s Bovee Fire burned 19,000 acres, the 4-H Camp and the observation deck, the nursery stock...Read more
11/03/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) will host two public information meetings this month to explain proposed changes to the CPNRD’s Groundwater Management Plan. The proposed updates include new climate, hydrogeologic and socio-economic data of the...Read more
11/03/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska -- The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) drew a crowd for their October board meeting to hear discussions about possible groundwater use restrictions for next year. Because the district continues to be in a D3 & D4 drought, as determined by the U.S. Drought...Read more
11/01/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) is reminding producers in Phases II/III of the NRD’s Groundwater Management Program to take water and soil samples to submit with their annual crop report. The samples are required to provide ongoing monitoring of nitrate...Read more
10/31/2022
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- The Lower Big Blue NRD will provide $50 towards one soil sample to producers district wide. Producers in the districts Phase II Groundwater Management Area are eligible to receive cost share on up to three samples at $50 each. Regular soil sampling can help identify nutrient...Read more

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11/23/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Earthworms, insects and roots were artfully crafted by young Nebraskans throughout the year turning blank paper into award-winning posters. Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognize students from kindergarten to 12th grade, who competed in the annual “Healthy Soil...Read more
09/20/2022
Hall of Fame and Conservation Award Winners Recognized for Success LINCOLN, Nebraska – Natural resources stakeholders and subject matter experts will be in Kearney for the annual Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Conference at the Younes Conference Center Sept. 26-27, 2022. The conference...Read more
09/14/2022
Three individuals honored for conservation work LINCOLN, Nebraska – During Husker Harvest Days this afternoon, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognized three individuals, who will be inducted into the NRD Hall of Fame later this month. “Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts’...Read more
09/07/2022
Three individuals will be inducted into the NRD Hall of Fame LINCOLN, Nebraska – Questions about trees, erosion, drought or water quality? Stop in to visit with Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts during Husker Harvest Days Sept. 13-15, 2022. “This is a great opportunity for producers to meet...Read more
08/16/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – More than 51,000 trees of ETGreen’s 1 million goal take root advancing an ecosystem that provides shelter, safety, food, and more to a diverse range of species. In July 2021, Executive Travel, a Lincoln-based travel management company, announced its ETGreen initiative with a...Read more
08/10/2022
NRDs play an important role in outdoor learning LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have organized projects and programs to educate both youth and adults about conservation and natural resources. According to the Children and Nature Network, time...Read more
07/11/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – With the stroke of a pen and eager applause, Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaims July 11-15, 2022, as NRD Week in Nebraska to celebrate Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) 50th anniversary. “We are proud to celebrate five decades of protecting, conserving and improving...Read more
06/20/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception in 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been monitoring groundwater quality to protect lives, property and the future. Approximately 85 percent of Nebraskans rely on groundwater as their drinking water source and it is the primary...Read more
06/08/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Approximately 50 directors and staff from Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) convened in Scottsbluff for the annual NRD Basin Tour hosted by the South Platte, North Platte and Upper Niobrara White NRDs June 6-7, 2022. “We get far less rain than the rest of state,...Read more
05/24/2022
Press release from USDA Farm Service Agency Office. WASHINGTON, May 16, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling...Read more

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