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GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) will close its physical office to the public until March 30, 2020, to ensure a healthy and safe environment for employees and communities effective immediately. CPNRD continues to closely monitor the evolving...Read more
WAHOO, Nebraska -- In these times of uncertainty and social distancing, the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (NRD) understands the uneasiness and anxiety associated with the need to limit exposure to others. We believe “exposure” to the great outdoors and everything nature has to offer...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) landowners who live outside Lincoln can utilize a new cost-sharing program for landscaping improvements. LPSNRD’s new Rain-Ready Landscapes Program encourages owners of land outside Lincoln’s corporate limits to create rain...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) board of directors selected Scholl Fire and Fuels Management to implement 10-17 burns within the District this spring. Landowners have applied for prescribed burns on up to 6,000 acres. Scholl had the low bid of $64,...Read more
The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) Board of Directors voted to accept applications for 2020 to allow irrigation wells and additional irrigated acres in groundwater management sub-area 3, or southern Sheridan County, for the second year. In 2018, the UNWNRD Board began the...Read more
In 2018, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) board of directors approved a motion to fund a portion of the riverfront development project to revitalize downtown Norfolk, paving the way for a brighter future for Northeast Nebraska. At their January meeting, former state senator Mike...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska -- The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) board honored outstanding conservationists at their annual awards banquet on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The event was held at the Stables Event Center in Norfolk. Outstanding Partnership Award LENRD Board Chairman, Gary Loftis...Read more
With the cold winter season, we will begin seeing ice formation in the Platte River channels. Colder temperatures in the near term are going to lead to ice formation in the next few weeks. Rivers are running above normal flows this year due to higher precipitation. If enough ice forms, it can jam...Read more
The Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) has seven director positions up for election in 2020. Two director positions are up for election in Subdistrict One and one position from each of the other five subdistricts. The term of office will be four years beginning January 2021, except for...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - The Central Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) is hosting its annual Water Programs Update on groundwater levels, nitrate levels and current research studies. Associate Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher will discuss weather challenges that lie ahead in 2020...Read more


Find out more about the three Hall of Fame inductees of 2018.Read more
(Schuyler, NE) A major Nebraska watershed is making history today for the cleanup and reduction of Atrazine which has greatly reduced negative impacts on aquatic life and overall health of the area. Shell Creek’s water, fish, frogs and other aquatic life are the healthiest they’ve been in decades...Read more
(Lincoln, NE) In honor of Soil and Water Stewardship Week’s theme “Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home,” the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are celebrating the watershed projects that benefit Nebraska. Through the 900+...Read more
(Norfolk, NE) The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Foundation’s annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk and Kids Dash set for Saturday, April 14, 2018 on the Cowboy Trail in Norfolk has been cancelled to the expected snow storm.Read more
Local NRD Run Raises Funds for Youth Education in Natural Resources NORFOLK - The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) is reaching out across the district to help support youth education in natural resources. The LENRD is hosting a 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk and Kids Dash fundraiser at Ta-Ha-...Read more
Twelve teams competed March 6th, in the 2018 Southeast Regional Envirothon Competition at Southeast Community College-Beatrice Campus. The Envirothon is a natural resources competition for 9th through 12th grade students. The competition consists of seven testing stations, where participants answer...Read more
(GRAND ISLAND, NE) - Applications are being accepted for the CPNRD-Ron Bishop College Scholarship Program. Starting this fall, only junior and senior college students are eligible to receive a scholarship. The Central Platte Natural Resources District will provide five college students scholarships...Read more
(Dix, NE) Over 80 high-school students from around the panhandle participated in the 2017 West Regional Land Judging Contest. The event was held north of Dix.Read more
Harvest isn’t just about cutting stalks, it’s about taking stock. According to Britt Weiser, state resource conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Lincoln, during harvest farmers should study the areas in their fields where erosion is occurring.Read more
(Rushville, NE) One-hundred-sixteen (116) high school students from 11 schools across the Nebraska Panhandle competed in the Area I Range Judging contest held at Kirkland and Sheila Budd’s Ranch on Wednesday September 20, 2017.Read more