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12/19/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board Chair Deborah Eagan announced the appointment of a General Manager Search Committee at Wednesday’s monthly meeting. The announcement follows the recent retirement notice from current General Manager Paul Zillig...Read more
12/16/2022
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- The Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District (LBBNRD) officials are proactively evaluating groundwater management options. Following the annual review of fall groundwater levels at its monthly meeting on Dec. 8, 2022, and the discovery that several wells are measuring record...Read more
12/16/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) Board of Directors approved an amended water service agreement in the amount of $1.2 million with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) and Tri-Basin NRD at their monthly meeting on Thursday. The agreement...Read more
12/13/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Applications are being accepted for the CPNRD-Ron Bishop Memorial College Scholarship Program from the Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD). Applicants must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a natural resources course of study at an...Read more
12/13/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Five Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) were recently awarded grant funding for the “Partnering to Preserve Central Nebraska’s Core Grasslands” project sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ( https://www.nfwf.org/ ). The partnering NRDs include Central...Read more
11/28/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District’s (LPSNRD) Cottontail Wildlife Management Area, north of Martell, will be undergoing invasive tree removal as part of a Grassland Restoration Project. A contractor is anticipated to begin in the next week and will be clearing...Read more
11/23/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Earthworms, insects and roots 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 “Healthy Soil...Read more
11/18/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – On Thursday, the Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) Board of Directors addressed the Infrared (IR) photography used by staff to see changes in irrigation practices for the Groundwater Management Program. IR Imagery of the entire District has been taken in...Read more
11/18/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors met Wednesday and approved the Backyard Prairie Pollinator Program, which will provide native grass and forb seed to district residents to plant on their property. Beginning in January, residents will...Read more
11/04/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors will elect a three-member Board Nominating Committee at their monthly meeting to be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at the CPNRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, NE. The...Read more

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NARD News
NARD News
06/20/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception in 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been monitoring groundwater quality to protect lives, property and the future. Approximately 85 percent of Nebraskans rely on groundwater as their drinking water source and it is the primary...Read more
06/08/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Approximately 50 directors and staff from Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) convened in Scottsbluff for the annual NRD Basin Tour hosted by the South Platte, North Platte and Upper Niobrara White NRDs June 6-7, 2022. “We get far less rain than the rest of state,...Read more
05/24/2022
Press release from USDA Farm Service Agency Office. WASHINGTON, May 16, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling...Read more
05/16/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception in 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been building and maintaining flood control structures to protect lives, property and the future. From Gering Valley in the Nebraska Panhandle to Papillion Creek in the Omaha metro, NRDs across the...Read more
04/29/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Along with Lt. Governor Mike Foley and local dignitaries from the Nebraska Forest Service and Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) celebrated their 50th anniversary with the planting of two Red Oaks on the Nebraska state capitol grounds for the...Read more
04/28/2022
Nebraska Students’ Natural Resources Knowledge Shines LINCOLN, Nebraska – High schoolers from across Nebraska met in Cozad for the 30th annual Nebraska State Envirothon April 27, 2022. Concordia Lutheran of Omaha took home the championship along with $1,500 and will represent Nebraska at the...Read more
04/19/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception in 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been planting conservation trees and shrubs for windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife habitat and other conservation purposes. This spring, the NRD Conservation Tree Program plants their 100...Read more
03/21/2022
By John Berge, State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency; Robert Lawson, State Conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Collin Olsen, Regional Office Director for USDA’s Risk Management Agency LINCOLN, Nebraska – March 22 is National Ag Day, a time for us...Read more
03/09/2022
Photo Caption: The 2022 NARD Executive Committee from left, I&E Committee Chair Jim Johnson, Vice President Marty Graff, Secretary-Treasurer Joel Hansen, Past President Jim Eschliman, President Dr. Orval Gigstad and Legislative Chair Jim Meismer. LINCOLN, Nebraska – The voting members of the...Read more
03/04/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Between Feb. 17 and March 2, Nebraska high school students competed around the state during regional Envirothon competitions demonstrating natural resources knowledge by identifying trees and animal tracks, calculating the number of steers on rangeland, and determining soil...Read more

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