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06/13/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska – Irrigation and nutrient management tools can be used to improve yields, conserve energy and water, and reduce nutrient leaching to protect our groundwater. “One way to improve irrigation efficiency is to implement soil moisture sensor technology into your operation,” said Curt...Read more
06/09/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors and members of the public who attend will be briefed on the initial draft of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget, when the board meets Wednesday, June 15, starting one hour earlier than usual, at 6:00 PM, at...Read more
06/09/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) is inviting the public to help celebrate a milestone anniversary at its Wildwood Lake on June 23, 2022. LPSNRD has been serving the district, which includes most of Lancaster and Cass counties and parts of Butler,...Read more
06/02/2022
The Lower Big Blue NRD, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy and Nebraska Extension are looking for involvement from producers with land in the Turkey Creek watershed. The Turkey Creek National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI)...Read more
05/27/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Jim Schneider, Olsson Engineering of Lincoln, gave an update to the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors on the rewrite of the NRD’s Groundwater Management Plan on May 26, 2022. In 2019, Olsson was selected to rewrite the Plan and...Read more
05/26/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska – Farming is a gamble - risks are taken, markets fluctuate, storms and droughts occur. Some things are just out of our control. But what producers do have control over, are the decisions they make about the conservation and protection of our groundwater resource. Crystal Powers,...Read more
05/24/2022
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the Lower Big Blue NRD, and Swan 5 Advisory Council hosted the 20th Annual Free Family Fishing Day and Youth Fishing & Casting Derby at the Willard L. Meyer Recreation Area near Tobias. The day consisted of a Youth Fishing Derby, Casting Contest...Read more
05/19/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors endorsed a new phase of a water management plan for much of eastern Nebraska, that impacts Platte River flows, when it met May 18th. The Lower Platte River Basin Coalition (Coalition), voted in April...Read more
05/12/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Soil is the Skin of the World is just one activity that will focus on soil health and it’s affects on water quality at the 2022 Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival on Tuesday, May 17th. USDA/NRCS State Soil Scientist, Aaron Hird, said his activity will allow students...Read more
05/09/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska – It wasn’t that long ago when drought conditions plagued this area and caused water conflicts to arise. As the current drought intensifies, we could find ourselves back in some of those same situations. The total precipitation for the Norfolk area shows that the last few months...Read more

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NARD News
07/20/2020
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
06/11/2020
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
06/01/2020
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
05/13/2020
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
04/03/2020
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
03/30/2020
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
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

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