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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
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
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
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
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
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
BUTTE, Nebraska -- The Lower Niobrara Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors voted at their regular monthly meeting May 3, 2021, to issue the District's first cease and desist order for rules non-compliance. The order was issued for failure to submit required Phase II crop reporting forms...Read more
Using the Hazard Mitigation Planning Process for Hazard-Specific Action Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, Nebraska Challenge : Multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation planning can be an effective process to build partnerships between communities that face common hazard risks, leading to...Read more
WAHOO, Nebraska -- The rain held off long enough for area 5th and 6th grade students to attend all eight outdoor sessions of the Spring Conservation Sensation at Lake Wanahoo NRD Recreation Area on Wednesday, May 5. The Lower Platte North Natural Resources District postponed last year’s event when...Read more
Producers in the Upper Big Blue and Central Platte Natural Resources Districts, the Nebraska Soil Carbon Project is ready to enroll your acres! This project will provide greater financial incentives to producers who utilize key conservation practices in central Nebraska. Farmers can adopt soil...Read more


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Bees, bats and hummingbirds 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 “Where would we...Read more
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