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05/07/2021
WAHOO, Nebraska -- The rain held off long enough for area 5th and 6th grade students to attend all eight outdoor sessions of the Spring Conservation Sensation at Lake Wanahoo NRD Recreation Area on Wednesday, May 5. The Lower Platte North Natural Resources District postponed last year’s event when...Read more
05/05/2021
Producers in the Upper Big Blue and Central Platte Natural Resources Districts, the Nebraska Soil Carbon Project is ready to enroll your acres! This project will provide greater financial incentives to producers who utilize key conservation practices in central Nebraska. Farmers can adopt soil...Read more
05/05/2021
Producers in the Upper Big Blue and Central Platte Natural Resources Districts, the Nebraska Soil Carbon Project is ready to enroll your acres! This project will provide greater financial incentives to producers who utilize key conservation practices in central Nebraska. Farmers can adopt soil...Read more
04/30/2021
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- The Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) Board of Directors voted to amend electrical camping rates from $10/night to $20/night effective May 1, 2021. Currently, electrical camping pads are available at Willard L. Meyer Recreation Area and Big Indian Recreation Area...Read more
04/29/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – High schoolers from across Nebraska – and a few pelicans – descended on Lake Wanahoo for the 29th annual Nebraska State Envirothon April 28. Ord High School took home the championship along with $1,500 and will represent Nebraska at the National Conservation Foundation (NCF)...Read more
04/26/2021
HARTINGTON, Nebraska -- After a long winter, farmers have been heading out to fields preparing for spring planting. For some that means tilling and fertilizing fields. When applying fertilizer, knowing what nutrients remain in the soil from last year could save time and money. If you will be...Read more
04/26/2021
HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- In celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, Tri-Basin Natural Resources District (TBNRD) will give away free tree seedlings to district residents. Planting a tree or shrub is always a good idea -- during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is an act of faith in the future. In...Read more
04/26/2021
NORFOLK, Nebraska – High levels of nitrate in our groundwater pose challenges for our future. One of the responsibilities of the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) is the development, management, utilization, and conservation of groundwater. At the LENRD’s April board meeting, the...Read more
04/26/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors has waived aquifer testing and hydrogeologic analysis requirements for two additional water supply wells at Monolith’s plant near Hallam, but discussion about other variance requests related to the two...Read more
04/14/2021
The Tri-Basin NRD Board of Directors is trying to decide the most effective way to respond to groundwater declines in the Little Blue River Basin in eastern Kearney County. The board has met with water users numerous times over the years in an effort to educate the public about groundwater issues...Read more

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NARD News
NARD News
03/16/2020
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
03/16/2020
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
03/13/2020
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
02/13/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – It’s application time for one of the biggest youth agriculture outreach events in the state—the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI). NAYI brings together high school juniors and seniors to learn more about Nebraska agriculture, network with agriculture leaders and...Read more
01/30/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) collectively signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Jan. 28. This agreement is a renewal of a long-standing commitment between the NRDs and NRCS that...Read more
01/23/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – In preparation for another legislative session, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts host their annual Legislative Conference to highlight partnerships and discuss natural resources policy at the Lincoln Embassy Suites Jan. 28-29. The two-day conference brings...Read more
12/09/2019
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Earthworms, tree roots and rabbit burrows were artfully crafted by young Nebraskans throughout the year turning blank paper into award-winning posters. Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts recognize students from Kindergarten to 12th grade, who competed in the annual “Life in...Read more
10/24/2019
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Students and instructors from 30 Nebraska FFA chapters met in Tecumseh to compete in State Land Judging Oct. 23. The Nemaha Natural Resources District (NRD) partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to host the annual competition. “We’re excited to...Read more
09/16/2019
KEARNEY, Neb. – Natural resources stakeholders and experts will be in Kearney for the annual Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRD) Conference at the Younes Conference Center Sept. 23-24. The conference brings together NRD employees and others integrally involved in conservation, technology and...Read more
09/11/2019
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – During Husker Harvest Days this afternoon, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognized three 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...Read more

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