NARD Legislative Conference Brings Together Elected Leaders, Highlights Partnerships

NARD Legislative Conference Brings Together Elected Leaders, Highlights Partnerships


LINCOLN, Nebraska – In preparation for another legislative session, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts host their annual Legislative Conference to highlight partnerships and discuss natural resources policy at the Lincoln Embassy Suites Jan. 28-29.

The two-day conference brings together Natural Resources Districts (NRDs), elected officials and public-private partners integrally involved in conservation, technology and policymaking. The conference also provides attendees an opportunity to learn how Nebraska’s NRDs work with ag producers, state and federal agencies, and members of the public to protect Nebraska’s natural resources and the economy.

Gov. Pete Ricketts has been invited to kick off the event Tuesday, Jan. 28, followed by a discussion of proposed legislation of interest to the NRDs. During the evening Senators Reception, NRD leaders will meet with state senators to discuss natural resources challenges and successes in the districts.

The conference continues Wednesday, Jan. 29, with breakout sessions for attendees, including:

  • How NRDs can use and benefit from bonding authority
  • Initiating secure, online payments for customers
  • Promoting science for the common good: working with the media
  • Economic development and natural resources enhancements
  • Responsibilities for dam safety and strategy for siting new dams
  • Current status of agroforestry and pathways for implementation

More than 400 natural resources stakeholders are expected to attend the conference, which is presented by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts with a range of local and national sponsors. Online registration and a detailed agenda are available on the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts’ website.