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The Tri-Basin NRD Board of Directors is trying to decide the most effective way to respond to groundwater declines in the Little Blue River Basin in eastern Kearney County. The board has met with water users numerous times over the years in an effort to educate the public about groundwater issues...Read more
WEST POINT, Nebraska – Almost 300 people attended the Open House Public Hearing at the Nielsen Center in West Point on Thursday night. The public was provided the opportunity to learn more about the rising levels of nitrate in our groundwater, along with the proposed boundaries and requirements in...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors asked Monolith for more information before the Board acts on a well permit for Monolith’s new plant near Hallam. In a special meeting on March 24, the Board approved six motions requiring more...Read more
HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- Tri-Basin Natural Resources District is surveying water users within the Little Blue River Basin portion of the District. Groundwater levels in parts of the Little Blue River Basin have been declining for several years. The Tri-Basin NRD board of directors is looking for...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – A founder and former leader of the Groundwater Foundation has been unanimously appointed to the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors (Board). The Board appointed Susan Seacrest, of Lincoln, to represent the district’s Subdistrict 10, after...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- The Lower Big Blue NRD will be opening their recreation areas to vehicle traffice for the 2021 season March. 23. Walnut Creek Recreation Area (northeast of Crete) Swanton Wildlife Management Area (north of Swanton) Willard L. Meyer (Swan Lake) Recreation Area (east of Tobias)...Read more
WEST POINT, Nebraska – The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) staff and board members are inviting the public to an open house public hearing next week to learn about and discuss proposed changes to its groundwater management area in portions of Cuming, Colfax and Dodge counties. The...Read more
WAHOO, Nebraska -- Spring is just around the corner and for some that means it is time to start preparing for planting flowerbeds and gardens. On Thursday, April 1, the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (LPNNRD) will offer a new educational event at the Lake Wanahoo Education Building...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska – The Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District (LBBNRD) is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to hold a virtual public meeting regarding the Little Indian Creek Watershed Improvement Project Work Plan – Environmental Assessment (Plan-EA). Due to...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- The Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival, hosted by the Central Platte Natural Resources District, will be held virtually this year. All schools in Nebraska are invited to participate by accessing the Festival’s YouTube channel. Groundwater Festival Coordinator Marcia...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
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
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