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05/24/2022
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the Lower Big Blue NRD, and Swan 5 Advisory Council hosted the 20th Annual Free Family Fishing Day and Youth Fishing & Casting Derby at the Willard L. Meyer Recreation Area near Tobias. The day consisted of a Youth Fishing Derby, Casting Contest...Read more
05/19/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors endorsed a new phase of a water management plan for much of eastern Nebraska, that impacts Platte River flows, when it met May 18th. The Lower Platte River Basin Coalition (Coalition), voted in April...Read more
05/12/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Soil is the Skin of the World is just one activity that will focus on soil health and it’s affects on water quality at the 2022 Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival on Tuesday, May 17th. USDA/NRCS State Soil Scientist, Aaron Hird, said his activity will allow students...Read more
05/09/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska – It wasn’t that long ago when drought conditions plagued this area and caused water conflicts to arise. As the current drought intensifies, we could find ourselves back in some of those same situations. The total precipitation for the Norfolk area shows that the last few months...Read more
05/06/2022
WAHOO, Nebraska – Over 200 fifth and sixth graders explored the outdoors during a moderately calm and cool spring day at the lake. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (NRD) held their 31st annual Spring Conservation Sensation at the Lake Wanahoo NRD...Read more
05/04/2022
BEATRICE, Nebraska - In response to much needed rain across the district, the temporary burn ban put in place April 25, 2022, at all Lower Big Blue NRD areas has been lifted. Areas impacted are: Wolf Wildcat WMA Bear Lake WMA Leisure Lake WMA Walnut Creek Recreation Area Cub Creek Recreation Area...Read more
05/03/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – John Petersen, JEO Project Manager, gave updates on the Elm/Turkey Creek and Lower Wood River watershed design plans at the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (NRD) Board of Directors meeting on Thursday. In 2021, Central Platte NRD received Watershed Flood...Read more
04/25/2022
BEATRICE, Nebraska - Effective immediately, April 25, 2022, all campfires or burning of any kind is prohibited at all Lower Big Blue NRD recreation areas. This ban is being issued at the request of our local volunteer fire departments due to high fire danger across the district. The fire ban...Read more
04/22/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – On April 20, the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors approved cost-share funding to help the Village of Davey take an extra precautionary step in decommissioning one of its wells. Davey officials sought cost-sharing for an “advanced well...Read more
04/19/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska - Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are a unique form of local government when compared to other parts of the nation, as Nebraska is the only state that addresses natural resource management concerns using this political structure. Given the fact that NRDs are granted...Read more

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NARD News
NARD News
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
05/16/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception in 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been building and maintaining flood control structures to protect lives, property and the future. From Gering Valley in the Nebraska Panhandle to Papillion Creek in the Omaha metro, NRDs across the...Read more
04/29/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Along with Lt. Governor Mike Foley and local dignitaries from the Nebraska Forest Service and Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) celebrated their 50th anniversary with the planting of two Red Oaks on the Nebraska state capitol grounds for the...Read more
04/28/2022
Nebraska Students’ Natural Resources Knowledge Shines LINCOLN, Nebraska – High schoolers from across Nebraska met in Cozad for the 30th annual Nebraska State Envirothon April 27, 2022. Concordia Lutheran of Omaha took home the championship along with $1,500 and will represent Nebraska at the...Read more
04/19/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception in 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been planting conservation trees and shrubs for windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife habitat and other conservation purposes. This spring, the NRD Conservation Tree Program plants their 100...Read more
03/21/2022
By John Berge, State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency; Robert Lawson, State Conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Collin Olsen, Regional Office Director for USDA’s Risk Management Agency LINCOLN, Nebraska – March 22 is National Ag Day, a time for us...Read more
03/09/2022
Photo Caption: The 2022 NARD Executive Committee from left, I&E Committee Chair Jim Johnson, Vice President Marty Graff, Secretary-Treasurer Joel Hansen, Past President Jim Eschliman, President Dr. Orval Gigstad and Legislative Chair Jim Meismer. LINCOLN, Nebraska – The voting members of the...Read more
03/04/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Between Feb. 17 and March 2, Nebraska high school students competed around the state during regional Envirothon competitions demonstrating natural resources knowledge by identifying trees and animal tracks, calculating the number of steers on rangeland, and determining soil...Read more
02/07/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have worked hand-in-hand with conservation partners to support landowners for 50 years to accomplish the mission of protecting lives, property and the future. NRDs deliver several state and federal programs including many projects...Read more
01/18/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts will host their annual Legislative Conference to highlight partnerships and recognize 50 years of natural resources policy at the Lincoln Embassy Suites Jan. 25-26, 2022. The two-day conference brings together Natural Resources Districts (...Read more

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