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NORFOLK, Nebraska – The protection of our groundwater is one of the main responsibilities given to Nebraska’s NRDs. The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) board and staff work diligently to come up with ways to develop, manage, and conserve our water now and for future generations...Read more
HARTINGTON, Nebraska -- The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are offering water nitrate testing for domestic wells only at no charge. To have your water tested, fill a small clean glass jar with the water to be sampled and...Read more
HARTINGTON, Nebraska -- The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) provides cost share to seal unused, or abandoned irrigation or domestic wells. If you have a well which is no longer serviceable and need to have it permanently taken out of service, LCNRD can help you protect your...Read more
Press Release from the Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service Oct. 25, 2021. LINCOLN, Nebraska – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has funding available to assist landowners in source water protection priority areas to install conservation practices. Interested landowners...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors awarded a construction contract for the repair of erosion damage along the Oak Creek Recreational Trail, one mile west of Valparaiso, during its regular meeting on October 20th. High water eroded a...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Students and instructors from 39 high schools met at the Bertrand Community Building to compete in State Land Judging Oct. 20. The Tri-Basin Natural Resources District (NRD) partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to host the annual competition. The...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska - The Lower Big Blue NRD will close recreation areas to vehicle traffic for the season on October 28, 2021. Big Indian Recreation Area, located southwest of Wymore, Swanton Wildlife Management Area, located north of Swanton, Walnut Creek Recreation Area, located north of Crete...Read more
HOWELLS, Nebraska - The Northeast Area FFA Land Judging Contest was held Tuesday, October 5th near Howells. 532 students from 27 high schools registered that morning at the Howells Ballroom before traveling to the testing site. The contest was held on ground owned by John Doerneman, four miles east...Read more
One of the primary responsibilities of Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) is to manage groundwater to protect both its quality and quantity for all Nebraskans. To achieve its management goals, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) continues to invest resources to study the...Read more
CHADRON, Nebraska -- The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) along with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) partnered to host the Area 1 Range Judging contest Sept. 15, near Alliance, Nebraska. The Range Judging Contest allows participants to test their knowledge...Read more


LINCOLN, Nebraska – Bees, bats and hummingbirds 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 “Where would we...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provided more than $4.5 million in funding to five of Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) for Watershed Flood Prevention and Operations. The funding will be directed toward developing watershed plans in the Central...Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced that Nebraska will be the host of the 2021 NCF-Envirothon slated for July 25-31, 2021. Nebraska was set to host the 2020 NCF-Envirothon competition, but due to...Read more
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 31, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts' (NARD) offices, located on the second floor of the Universal-Inland Insurance building, were burned during the Black Lives Matter protests. NARD leadership is searching for temporary office space and...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – This Arbor Day weekend, Nebraska’s youth participated in a Tree-A-Thon and collectively planted more than 12,700 trees in more than 60 communities across the state. From Alliance to Omaha, youth worked with their local Natural Resources Districts (NRD), afterschool providers,...Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced the cancellation of the 2020 NCF-Envirothon to protect the health and safety of the general public and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The annual event was...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Due to continued restrictions from COVID-19, the Nebraska State Envirothon scheduled for April 29 is cancelled. Governor Pete Ricketts issued a Direct Health Measure that imposes an enforceable limit on public gatherings. In addition, high school teams that qualified for state...Read more
On Monday, March 16, Beyond School Bells, Nebraska’s statewide afterschool and summer learning network announced its statewide challenge for youth and their communities across the state to collectively plant over 20,000 trees in 2020, starting on Arbor Day weekend, April 24-26. Beyond School Bells...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The voting members of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Board of Directors elected new officers during their board meeting March 9, 2020. The NARD Board consists of representation from each of the Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts (NRDs). The board...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Between Feb. 5 and March 10, Nebraska high school students competed around the state at regional Envirothon competitions demonstrating natural resources knowledge by measuring trees, identifying animal pelts and plotting maps. The winning teams from each regional Envirothon...Read more