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10/16/2020
AUBURN, Nebraska – A warm, sunny day greeted the 208 FFA students who competed at the annual Southeast Area Land Judging Contest. Held every fall, the 2020 contest took place on Oct. 7, 2020, east of Auburn, Nebraska. The contest was sponsored by the Nemaha Natural Resources District with...Read more
10/15/2020
BEATRIC, Nebraska -- The Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) will close recreation areas to vehicle traffic for the season Oct. 26, 2020. Big Indian Recreation Area, located southwest of Wymore; Swanton Wildlife Management Area, located north of Swanton; Walnut Creek Recreation Area,...Read more
10/12/2020
PRAGUE, Nebraska – More than 180 students from 11 FFA chapters explored four soil pits near Czechland Lake Recreation Area to compete in the East Central Regional Land Judging contest on Tuesday, Oct. 5. After months of planning and special modifications to accommodate school guidelines and area...Read more
10/01/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Crop producers in the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) have an extra month to apply for LPSNRD’s Cover Crop cost-sharing program. Cover crops, planted after harvest, capture nutrients, such as nitrogen, from the soil, then recycle and redistribute them...Read more
09/28/2020
NORFOLK, Nebraska – At their September meeting, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) Board of Directors voted to officially declare a drought across the district, which is comprised of all or parts of 15 counties in northeast Nebraska. The LENRD Board will continue to meet and...Read more
09/18/2020
HARTINGTON, Nebraska -- The Lewis and Clark NRD has hired Becky Ravenkamp as the Bow Creek Watershed Coordinator to address nonpoint source pollution loads in Bow Creek. When asked what the most important she want the community to know about her she replied, “I hope everyone in the watershed will...Read more
09/18/2020
CHADRON, Nebraska -- Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) Board of Directors approved the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget and tax levy Sept. 10, 2020. For the seventh straight year, the tax asking will remain at $627,300.00 with the balance of the income being received from grants...Read more
09/17/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors, after approving a FY 2021 Budget in August, has approved a resolution establishing the amount of needed property taxes for the new budget at the same amount as in FY 2020, $10.1 million. The district’...Read more
09/16/2020
NORFOLK, Nebraska – The fiscal year 2021 budget for the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) reflects projects and programs that will protect our future while fully leveraging local taxpayer dollars as efficiently as possible. “We continue to maximize the use of our local funds by...Read more
09/01/2020
NORFOLK, Nebraska – Landowners within the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) boundaries, will have an opportunity to apply for new irrigated acres in some portions of the district this fall. The LENRD board voted, at their August meeting, to allow up to 295 acre-feet of new stream...Read more

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NARD News
07/20/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provided more than $4.5 million in funding to five of Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) for Watershed Flood Prevention and Operations. The funding will be directed toward developing watershed plans in the Central...Read more
06/11/2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced that Nebraska will be the host of the 2021 NCF-Envirothon slated for July 25-31, 2021. Nebraska was set to host the 2020 NCF-Envirothon competition, but due to...Read more
06/01/2020
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 31, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts' (NARD) offices, located on the second floor of the Universal-Inland Insurance building, were burned during the Black Lives Matter protests. NARD leadership is searching for temporary office space and...Read more
05/13/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – This Arbor Day weekend, Nebraska’s youth participated in a Tree-A-Thon and collectively planted more than 12,700 trees in more than 60 communities across the state. From Alliance to Omaha, youth worked with their local Natural Resources Districts (NRD), afterschool providers,...Read more
04/03/2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced the cancellation of the 2020 NCF-Envirothon to protect the health and safety of the general public and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The annual event was...Read more
03/30/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Due to continued restrictions from COVID-19, the Nebraska State Envirothon scheduled for April 29 is cancelled. Governor Pete Ricketts issued a Direct Health Measure that imposes an enforceable limit on public gatherings. In addition, high school teams that qualified for state...Read more
03/16/2020
On Monday, March 16, Beyond School Bells, Nebraska’s statewide afterschool and summer learning network announced its statewide challenge for youth and their communities across the state to collectively plant over 20,000 trees in 2020, starting on Arbor Day weekend, April 24-26. Beyond School Bells...Read more
03/16/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The voting members of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Board of Directors elected new officers during their board meeting March 9, 2020. The NARD Board consists of representation from each of the Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts (NRDs). The board...Read more
03/13/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Between Feb. 5 and March 10, Nebraska high school students competed around the state at regional Envirothon competitions demonstrating natural resources knowledge by measuring trees, identifying animal pelts and plotting maps. The winning teams from each regional Envirothon...Read more
02/13/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – It’s application time for one of the biggest youth agriculture outreach events in the state—the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI). NAYI brings together high school juniors and seniors to learn more about Nebraska agriculture, network with agriculture leaders and...Read more

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