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HOLDREGE, Nebraska – Fires raged through Gosper County and into Furnas County on Thursday, April 7, devastating the area. High winds and dry conditions caused the fire to move rapidly and made it extremely difficult to contain. Elwood Fire Chief Darren Krull lost his life and others were injured...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska – The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) is currently working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and JEO Consulting Group (JEO) to complete a study of the Battle Creek Watershed. At their March meeting, the LENRD board members discussed whether to...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Jesse Bell, PhD, and director of the Claire M. Hubbard Professor of Water, Climate and Health Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center presented results on health and water quality research to the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors at...Read more
SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska -- During the March 10, 2022, board meeting, the North Platte Natural Resources District board announced Scott Schaneman as general manager. Schaneman has been serving as the interim general manager since January. He has worked in various roles at the NRD during his 14-year...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) provides financial scholarships for college assistance, high school range camp, and middle-school Adventure Camp. College juniors and seniors seeking a natural resources degree may apply for a scholarship through the...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors approved accepting ownership of the Two Creeks Prairie from the City of Lincoln (City) when the Board met virtually on March 16th. The transfer of the 100-acre tract, near SW 84th Street and Old Cheney...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet Wednesday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Lower Platte South NRD, 3125 Portia Street, Lincoln, NE. The public is encouraged to attend and...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- High school students tested their knowledge of aquatics, forestry, policy, range, soils, wildlife, and a current environmetal issues during the Southeast Regional Envirothon. The Norris High School team consisting of Anna Rohrer, Anna Van Brocklin, Heather Riensche, Grace...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The newly upgraded Richard Plautz Crane Viewing site in Gibbon is ready for the spring crane migration. Jesse Mintken, Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Assistant Manager, reported on the upgrades and the two grants received to assist with rehabilitation...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors approved proposals for parking lot construction and a precast concrete vault restroom along the MoPac East Trail at Wabash, when it met Feb. 16. Nebraska Digging, of Alvo, was awarded a construction...Read more


Lace up your shoes! It’s running time at Chalco Hills Recreation Area - Omaha’s premier outdoor recreation facility! Join the Natural Resources Districts for the second annual 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run/Kids Dash fundraiser on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Click here to register: Natural Resources Districts...Read more
Longtime Natural Resources Leaders Elected to Higher OfficesRead more
The Western Regional Envirothon competition brought out dozens of high school students interested in natural resources. Find out the winners here!Read more
Statement by Troy Bredenkamp, on Behalf of Common Sense Nebraska Coalition, Regarding Defeat of the “Waters of the U.S.” Rule as Top PriorityRead more
A historic agreement has been negotiated protecting the future of the Niobrara River and basin.Read more
The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts is proud to announce the 2015 Nebraska Envirothon state championship team ranked 11th across North America after competing in the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Envirothon competition in the Summer of 2015.Read more
While NARD supports efforts to protect water quality and quantity in Nebraska, and has a proven track record of cooperation with local residents and other agencies to do so, we believe the Final Rule will have the federal government more involved in the daily lives of Nebraskans and will not result...Read more