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Conservation Awards

Conservation Awards

NARD coordinates an annual recognition program to provide awards to NRDs and their residents for outstanding efforts in conservation. The association cooperates with the Omaha World-Herald and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on the Master Conservationist program. Awards are presented at the NARD Annual Conference each September.

Nomination forms for the various awards can be downloaded below. 

Omaha World-Herald Master Conservationist Awards

Deadline for nominations: June 1

Natural Resources Districts Awards

Deadline for Nominations: May 1

Download Nomination Forms:

NARD Natural Resources Hall of Fame

Deadline for Nominations: May 1

The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) sponsors the NRD Hall of Fame to recognize outstanding effort and dedication to conservation resulting in improving natural resources in Nebraska. The purpose for the NRD Hall of Fame is to reward individuals for service and commitment to natural resources conservation. The candidate will be elected into the Hall of Fame by vote of current NRD Managers and NARD Board members. There are three different categories as follows:

  • NRD Board Member
  • NRD Employee
  • NRD Supporter – individual outside the NRD system, who could include but is not limited to an agency employee, journalist, politician, community leader, etc.

NRD Hall of Fame Nomination Form