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CHADRON, Nebraska -- The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) held the fourth annual Amateur Photo Contest, in search of natural resources related photos from residents of the District encompassing Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux counties. The UNWNRD received nearly 600...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) updated Groundwater Management Plan will become effective on July 1, 2023. Changes were implemented by the CPNRD Board of Directors to address continuing groundwater level declines and increased nitrate levels in some...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – In the wake of flooding that struck southwest Nebraska in recent weeks, the region’s flood infrastructure has emerged as a symbol of resilience and strength. The flooding, triggered by unprecedented rainfall and the rapidly rising Republican River, swept across southwest...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Approximately 65 directors and staff from Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) along with conservation partners convened in Kearney for the annual NRD Basin Tour hosted by the Central Platte NRD June 12-13, 2023. The NRD Basin Tour explores a different water basin each...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors will consider the 2024 draft budget at their monthly meeting to be held on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Prior to the meeting, the Budget Committee will review the proposed Fiscal 2024 budget...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- Following the annual review of fall groundwater level measurements at its monthly meeting on Dec. 8, 2022, record low static water levels, new irrigation wells being permitted in areas of groundwater level decline and marginal aquifer areas, drought conditions, and the concern...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte River Consortium is encouraging the public to be proactive in conserving water. Moderate to exceptional drought is present in the Lower Platte Basin. According to the Climate Prediction Center’s Seasonal Drought Outlook, drought is expected to improve somewhat;...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors approved updates to both the water quantity and water quality portions of the CPNRD Groundwater Management Plan on Thursday at their May meeting. The Plan will become effective on July 1, 2023. A...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- On Saturday, May 20, 2023, the Lower Big Blue NRD, and Swan 5 Advisory Council hosted the 21st 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
BEATRICE, Nebraska – Starting around mid- to late-June and lasting up to a week, a helicopter towing a large hoop from a cable will begin making low-level flights over portions of Jefferson and Gage Counties as part of a geological and aquifer mapping study. The project could begin in early July...Read more


LINCOLN, Nebraska – Executive Travel has announced a partnership with Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) to plant 1 million trees over the next five years through the ETGreen campaign, starting with 50,000 trees in 2022. ETGreen was launched in September 2021 and is designed to help...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Leaves, branches and wildlife 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 “Healthy...Read more
BRADSHAW, Nebraska -- Gary Eberle has a different relationship with trees on his property than most Nebraska farmers. Far from seeing them as a nuisance on a fence line or useful only in a windbreak, Eberle and his wife, Nancy, have cultivated a modest agroforestry business using trees purchased in...Read more
Press Release from the Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service Oct. 25, 2021. LINCOLN, Nebraska – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has funding available to assist landowners in source water protection priority areas to install conservation practices. Interested landowners...Read more
Hall of Fame and Conservation Award Winners Recognized for Success LINCOLN, Nebraska – Natural resources stakeholders and experts will be in Kearney for the annual Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Conference at the Younes Conference Center Sept. 26-28. The conference brings together NRD...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
Presley Wendelin, currently a junior at UNL studying agribusiness, will join NARD as a part-time intern beginning Sept. 8, 2021. Presley grew up in Gothenburg, Nebraska, where she was involved in many extra-circular school activities including serving as the Gothenburg FFA President. Some of her...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Questions about trees, erosion, flood control or water quality? Stop in to visit with Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts during Husker Harvest Days Sept. 14-16. “This is a great opportunity for producers to meet with conservation agencies all in one place and learn more...Read more
Students from Esopus, New York, Named Champions LINCOLN, Nebraska – On July 28, students from Esopus, New York, took the top prize of $15,000 at the 2021 National Conservation Foundation (NCF)-Envirothon, an international environmental and natural resources education competition for high schoolers...Read more
National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore to Open 2021 NCF-Envirothon NARD Foundation to Award Additional Scholarships LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) is excited to announce Joel Sartore as the keynote speaker for the 2021 National Conservation...Read more