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08/15/2022
VALENTINE, Nebraska - On Monday, June 13, 2022, the Middle Niobrara NRD (MNNRD) Board of Directors voted 6-0 to approve modifications to the Rules and Regulations of the MNNRD. Modifications covered the following topics: 1.) Updates to the glossary of terms. 2.) Changes to the current moratorium on...Read more
08/08/2022
BATTLE CREEK, Nebraska - The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a public open house to provide an update on the Battle Creek Watershed Flood Risk Reduction Plan. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, from 5-7 p...Read more
07/29/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – On Thursday, the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors approved the 2023 budget of expenditures as advertised. Total requirements for the general fund and sinking fund are $28,448,376.11. Based on the balances on hand and estimated revenue the...Read more
07/22/2022
The third biennial Great Plains Fire Summit/Patch Burn Grazing Conference will be Aug. 23-25, 2022, in North Platte, Nebraska.The conference will start on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 1 PM and conclude Thursday, Aug. 25, after the tour. DRAFT AGENDA See below for additional information surrounding the...Read more
07/21/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors tentatively approved a Fiscal Year 2023 Budget at its July 20th monthly meeting. The complete $36.6 million balanced plan for revenue and expenditures is available at LPSNRD.org The tentative budget...Read more
07/15/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022. The Board will act to approve the 2023 proposed budget of expenditures following the hearing at the July Board meeting the same day. The...Read more
07/15/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska - Imagine floating peacefully down a lazy river with family and friends, then drifting into a downtown area where great food, shopping, and live music await. It’s a dream that is coming true for people in and around Norfolk who have raised millions in grants and matching funds to...Read more
07/11/2022
WAHOO, Nebraska – After 36 years of natural resources conservation, Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (NRD) Assistant Manager Tom Mountford will retire in July. Mountford started his natural resources career working at the Little Blue NRD in Davenport as the programs and information...Read more
07/05/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska - Once dismissed as ‘The Great American Desert,’ Nebraska is now known for its agricultural bounty and natural wonders. Throughout 2022, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are celebrating 50 years, commemorating breakthroughs, and achievements in conservation. “The NRDs...Read more
07/05/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte NRD will host a 50th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, July 14, at CPNRD’s office located at 215 Kaufman Ave in Grand Island. Grand Island Mayor Roger Steele will present a proclamation recognizing the NRD’s Anniversary at 3:00 p.m. The celebration will...Read more

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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
02/07/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have worked hand-in-hand with conservation partners to support landowners for 50 years to accomplish the mission of protecting lives, property and the future. NRDs deliver several state and federal programs including many projects...Read more
01/18/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts will host their annual Legislative Conference to highlight partnerships and recognize 50 years of natural resources policy at the Lincoln Embassy Suites Jan. 25-26, 2022. The two-day conference brings together Natural Resources Districts (...Read more
01/04/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Throughout 2022, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) will celebrate 50 years of protecting lives, property and the future. During the next 12 months, the NRDs will commemorate breakthroughs and achievements in conservation. “In the past 50 years, NRDs have adapted...Read more
12/20/2021
Have you ever wondered if the water you are drinking is safe? Who studies the impacts of contaminates on my health? These are questions commonly asked throughout the state especially when there are stories continually discussing contaminates in the water we drink. The “Public Health and Water...Read more

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