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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
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- Irrigators in the Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) are reminded to contact NRD staff if you are planning any changes this irrigation season. Irrigators are required to inform the CPNRD of any development work that concerns newly irrigated acres. Any land...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Crane Viewing site near Alda will be improved with funds recently awarded through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) administered by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Located two miles south of the I-80 Exit 305 along...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) crane viewing decks in Gibbon and Alda, Nebraska, will be a topic of discussion at the CPNRD’s monthly board meeting on February 24, 2022. Jesse Mintken, Assistant Manager, will provide an update on the rehabilitation of...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Whether it’s a reptile wrapped around a wrist or a cool splash in the Middle Loup River, Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE) has something to offer this summer. Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are now accepting registrations for ACE Camp June 26-29, 2022, at...Read more
UPDATED Feb. 23, 2022 CHADRON, Nebraska -- The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) will hold the annual Water Education Meeting at the Eagles Club in Alliance on Monday, March 21, 2022. With another line up of great speakers on several topics pertaining to water management,...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors approved an agreement to add a municipal component to the CPNRD’s water bank for managed development of new uses of water for municipal and industrial uses by the cities within the District. CPNRD...Read more


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Board of Trustees and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced the decision to transition the 2021 NCF-Envirothon annual competition to a completely virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus)...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce Jeff Vander Wilt as the Acting Nebraska State Conservationist. Vander Wilt comes to Nebraska from South Dakota where he serves as the Assistant State Conservationist for...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