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GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District held a public hearing on Thursday to hear public comments on the proposed fiscal 2022/2023 levy, just prior to the Board of Directors monthly meeting. Lyndon Vogt, General Manager, said with the total requirements for the...Read more
Grand Island, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) will start taking applications to transfer irrigated acres for the 2023 growing season on September 1, 2022. The application period will end on March 1, 2023. Luke Zakrzewski, GIS Image Analyst, said if you are planning...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District will hold a public hearing at 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2022, to hear public comments on the proposed fiscal 2022/2023 levy. General ManagerLyndon Vogt said with the total requirements for the general fund and sinking fund at $28,...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors has approved a $36.7 million Fiscal Year 2023 Budget. District subcommittees began working on the budget in April and cut $3.5 million from the initial draft. The approval Wednesday followed public...Read more
CHADRON, Nebraska - Each year, the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) accepts nominations for individuals or groups who have shown exemplary work to protect our state’s natural resources in Northwest Nebraska. Nominations are accepted from agencies and natural resources...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 The tentative budget...Read more


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
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Executive Travel has announced a partnership with Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) to plant 1 million trees over the next five years through the ETGreen campaign, starting with 50,000 trees in 2022. ETGreen was launched in September 2021 and is designed to help...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Leaves, branches and wildlife 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...Read more
BRADSHAW, Nebraska -- Gary Eberle has a different relationship with trees on his property than most Nebraska farmers. Far from seeing them as a nuisance on a fence line or useful only in a windbreak, Eberle and his wife, Nancy, have cultivated a modest agroforestry business using trees purchased in...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
Hall of Fame and Conservation Award Winners Recognized for Success LINCOLN, Nebraska – Natural resources stakeholders and experts will be in Kearney for the annual Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Conference at the Younes Conference Center Sept. 26-28. The conference brings together NRD...Read more
LINCOLN, Neb. – During Husker Harvest Days Sept. 15, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognized four individuals, who will be inducted into the NRD Hall of Fame later this month. “Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts’ projects involve many dedicated individuals working to make the...Read more
Presley Wendelin, currently a junior at UNL studying agribusiness, will join NARD as a part-time intern beginning Sept. 8, 2021. Presley grew up in Gothenburg, Nebraska, where she was involved in many extra-circular school activities including serving as the Gothenburg FFA President. Some of her...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Questions about trees, erosion, flood control or water quality? Stop in to visit with Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts during Husker Harvest Days Sept. 14-16. “This is a great opportunity for producers to meet with conservation agencies all in one place and learn more...Read more
Students from Esopus, New York, Named Champions LINCOLN, Nebraska – On July 28, students from Esopus, New York, took the top prize of $15,000 at the 2021 National Conservation Foundation (NCF)-Envirothon, an international environmental and natural resources education competition for high schoolers...Read more