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TECUMSEH, Nebraska – Beginning Monday, April 13, all restrooms, playgrounds, and picnic shelters will be off limits at Nemaha NRD parks. This includes Kirkman's Cove, Iron Horse Trail Lake, Duck Creek Recreation Area, Wirth Brothers Lake and Prairie Owl. The closure was directed by the Nemaha NRD...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors voted today, during an emergency meeting, to allow the City of Lincoln (City) to utilize a former fire station for decontaminating personal protective medical equipment during the COVID-19 outbreak...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – An emergency meeting of the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, April 9, at 2 p.m., to consider a City of Lincoln (City) request to use a former fire station, now owned by LPSNRD, to decontaminate medical equipment...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska – Following the lead of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) will limit access to some amenities and activities at its recreation areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The NRD will continue to monitor this public health...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Is your soil as healthy as it could be? That’s a question that farmers have asked themselves for decades. In the past, the answer would be to apply more fertilizer on crops to get the best yield possible. More recently, new practices focus more on determining what is...Read more
CHADRON, Nebraska – In the interest of both public safety and the safety of our staff, the Upper Niobrara White NRD office will be closed to the public until further notice. Anyone needing to conduct business with the NRD should do so via telephone or email as staff will continue to work in the...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska – During these times of uncertainty, it’s important to stay informed about the COVID-19 pandemic and remain vigilant. The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) is closing their public campgrounds at their recreation areas near Stanton and Leigh effective from April 1st...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) will implement two changes to its rules and regulations governing the Dwight-Valparaiso-Brainard Special Management Area (SMA) during the 2020 irrigation season. Until now, irrigation allocations were administered in...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska – For the first time in 47 years, the board room at the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) office was empty as the board held their March meeting online via audio/video conferencing. “The world is navigating through uncharted waters as the coronavirus pandemic...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) announced today that the Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival to be held May 12, 2020, in Grand Island is canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Festival is held annually at the Central Community College and...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
(Nebraska) Several popular Natural Resources District (NRD) recreation areas and hiking/biking trails across Nebraska are expecting record-breaking numbers of campers and other outdoor enthusiasts to come out and watch the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. The NRD recreation areas in the...Read more
(GRAND ISLAND, NE)- Six of Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) will present Wildlife CSI in the Sustainability Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fair. Participants will use animal tracking, skull and bone identification, scatology, animal evidence and observation in the natural world. "...Read more
(Lincoln, NE) For 45 years, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been protecting lives, property and future of this beautiful state. July 1, 2017, marks the 45th Anniversary of the creation of the NRD system in Nebraska. With the local public participation, Nebraska has made...Read more
(WAHOO) The Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (NRD) has announced Eric Gottschalk as the candidate for General Manager following current General Manager John Miyoshi’s retirement. Gottschalk began his career with the Lower Platte North NRD in April of 2000. He has had involvement in...Read more
Concordia High School Takes the Win at State Envirothon High School Natural Resources Competition Lincoln, NE – The 2017 Nebraska Envirothon State Championship team hails from Concordia High School. Concordia will now prepare for the North American Envirothon competition in Emmitsburg, Maryland in...Read more
I get it. North Platte Senator Mike Groene campaigned hard on the issue of the Lincoln County stream augmentation project launched in 2012 by the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project (N-CORPE). Click here to read the rest of the article.Read more
Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District water users who claimed their property rights were superior to the Republican River Compact and that state administration of surface water to comply with the Compact deprived them of all economic benefits failed to persuade the Nebraska Supreme Court.Read more