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07/26/2021
NORFOLK, Nebraska – Nebraska’s farmers are growing more with less water and fewer chemicals than ever before. And yet, we still struggle with the quality of our water in some areas. Nitrate levels in Nebraska’s groundwater are on the rise, especially in portions of northeast Nebraska. The Lower...Read more
07/22/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors tentatively approved a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget at its regular monthly meeting on July 21. The $33.8 million balanced plan for revenue and expenditures will have a public hearing Wednesday, August 18,...Read more
07/01/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors has approved applications by Monolith Materials to construct three wells to support an expansion of its manufacturing plant near Hallam. In its well permit applications, Monolith estimates the three...Read more
06/25/2021
NORFOLK, Nebraska – Soil is one of the most essential natural resources. It affects every part of our day, from the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Soil health is the capacity of the soil to function as a living ecosystem, nourishing plants and sustaining animals and people...Read more
06/18/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The first draft of the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District’s (LPSNRD) Fiscal Year 2022 Budget emphasizes continuation of LPSNRD’s replacement of aging infrastructure, protecting groundwater and improving the quality of surface water throughout the district. The LPSNRD...Read more
06/17/2021
NORFOLK, Nebraska – Do you like s’mores? What about moonlit walks? How about heading out for an adventure as the sun goes down? The Norfolk area is full of opportunities to explore the nature of Nebraska. The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, and...Read more
06/03/2021
CHADRON, Nebraska -- Over the summer months, staff from the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) will be collecting samples from irrigation wells throughout the district in order to evaluate the groundwater quality. Nebraska’s NRDs are statutorily obligated to monitor the...Read more
05/28/2021
NORFOLK, Nebraska – The effects of groundwater contamination can be felt across the state, with most of the pollution sources pointing to commercial fertilizers. Applying the right form at the right time at the right rate in the right place - this method of nitrogen management is referred to as the...Read more
05/21/2021
HARTINGTON, Nebraska -- The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) awarded two Patefield-Green Memorial Scholarships to high school seniors in 2021. The LCNRD provides college scholarship funds to graduates who intend to pursue agricultural related career, in hopes that they will return...Read more
05/14/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors (Board) is working to develop the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, and public input early in the process is most desirable, preferably before the end of June. The annual budget process begins each April, with...Read more

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NARD News
NARD News
07/29/2021
Students from Esopus, New York, Named Champions LINCOLN, Nebraska – On July 28, students from Esopus, New York, took the top prize of $15,000 at the 2021 National Conservation Foundation (NCF)-Envirothon, an international environmental and natural resources education competition for high schoolers...Read more
06/23/2021
National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore to Open 2021 NCF-Envirothon NARD Foundation to Award Additional Scholarships LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) is excited to announce Joel Sartore as the keynote speaker for the 2021 National Conservation...Read more
06/14/2021
OMAHA, Nebraska – Approximately 75 directors and staff from Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts convened in Omaha for the annual NRD Basin Tour hosted by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (Papio NRD) June 7-8, 2021. “It was a pleasure hosting the Basin Tour this year to...Read more
04/29/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – High schoolers from across Nebraska – and a few pelicans – descended on Lake Wanahoo for the 29th annual Nebraska State Envirothon April 28. Ord High School took home the championship along with $1,500 and will represent Nebraska at the National Conservation Foundation (NCF)...Read more
03/29/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – In 2021, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) welcomed four new directors – Joel Hansen, Mason Hoffman, Gene Kelly and Luke Peterson. Joel Hansen, Lower Elkhorn NRD (Wayne, Nebraska) Hansen brings a unique perspective to the board as the Street & Planning...Read more
03/12/2021
Photo: The 2021 NARD Executive Committee includes, from left, Legislative Committee Chair Jim Meismer, Secretary-Treasurer Marty Graff, Vice President Orval Gigstad, President Jim Eschliman and Past President Larry Reynolds. Not pictured, Information and Education Committee Chair Jim Johnson...Read more
02/19/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Trees help soften the harsh climate of the Great Plains, but recent weather events are leaving Nebraska communities at-risk of being devoid of trees and their innumerable benefits. According to the Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska communities lost an average of 18 percent of...Read more
02/08/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Between Feb. 3-5, Nebraska high school students competed around the state during a virtual regional Envirothon competition demonstrating natural resources knowledge by identifying trees, labeling fish anatomy and determining soil structure. The winning teams from each Envirothon...Read more
02/05/2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Board of Trustees and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced the decision to transition the 2021 NCF-Envirothon annual competition to a completely virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus)...Read more
01/07/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce Jeff Vander Wilt as the Acting Nebraska State Conservationist. Vander Wilt comes to Nebraska from South Dakota where he serves as the Assistant State Conservationist for...Read more

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