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NORFOLK, Nebraska -- An open house was held Sept. 15, 2021, at the Howells Ballroom for the Maple Creek Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment. The improvement project area spans across parts of Stanton, Platte, Cuming, Colfax, and Dodge counties in northeast Nebraska. The Lower Elkhorn...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors approved a resolution officially establishing its Fiscal Year 2022 tax rate when it met on Wednesday. The $33.8 million budget, approved in August, requires a property tax levy that is 9.33% lower than...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
NORFOLK, Nebraska – Do you know who to turn to when you’re ready to update your windbreak? Who do you call when the quantity of your groundwater is limited? When your soil is unhealthy and you’re looking for ways to improve your land’s profitability, who can you trust to help? Nebraska’s Natural...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors has approved a $33.8 million Fiscal Year 2022 Budget. The approval on Thursday, followed public hearings and other opportunities for public input since June. The budget’s property tax requirement is...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska – At their August board meeting, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) board of directors approved a resolution reaffirming their commitment to the management of our natural resources for the future and the importance of local control. Recent water quality data...Read more
Dozens attended the dedication ceremony and open house on Friday, Aug. 20, to tour the newly renamed Clint Johannes Education Building at Lake Wanahoo – formerly named the Lake Wanahoo Education Building. Last year’s pandemic put a hold on the original open house date which had been set for April...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Crop producers in the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District are again being offered help with establishing cover crops to control erosion and make the soil more productive. Cover crops can provide the added benefit of capturing, recycling, and redistributing nutrients,...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska – One of the responsibilities of the NRDs is the development, management, utilization, and conservation of groundwater. The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) monitors the quality and quantity of our groundwater annually. This monitoring program has provided evidence...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska – Nebraska’s farmers are growing more with less water and fewer chemicals than ever before. And yet, we still struggle with the quality of our water in some areas. Nitrate levels in Nebraska’s groundwater are on the rise, especially in portions of northeast Nebraska. The Lower...Read more


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
LINCOLN, Neb. – Questions about trees, erosion, flood control or water quality? Stop in to visit with Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts during Husker Harvest Days Sept. 10-12. “This is a great opportunity for producers to meet with conservation agencies all in one place and learn more about...Read more
NCORPE's newsletter gives an update on public access availability along with land management and grazing opportunities for 2019.Read more
“We are pleased by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CORPS) actions to propose a new Clean Water Rule to replace the 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) Rule.”Read more