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LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors approved the Professional Services Agreement for LPSNRD Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2025 Update. The HMP is a community-guided document that identifies vulnerability to natural and man-...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - The Alda Crane Viewing site near Alda, Nebraska, will undergo renovations this spring to enhance accessibility and visitor experience. Renovations will include two new viewing platforms, and paving the recreational trail and two parking lots to make the area fully ADA...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – JEO Consulting will provide an update on the Wood River Watershed flood reduction project design to the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors on Feb. 22, 2024. The Board will meet at 2 p.m. at the Central Platte NRD office located at 215...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- Landowners in the Lower Big Blue NRD planning to install terraces, tile outlets, grassed waterways, or other conservation practices will have the opportunity to apply for cost-share assistance during the week of Feb. 26 to March 1, 2024. Landowners applying for cost-share...Read more
HOLDREGE, Nebraska – Tri-Basin Natural Resources District (Tri-Basin NRD) is now offering a Soil Moisture Sensor Cost-Share Program targeted at landowners in the Republican Basin section of the district. This initiative aims to enhance irrigation efficiency and contribute to sustainable water...Read more
ORCHARD, Nebraska - On January 30, 2024, the Bazile Groundwater Management Area (BGMA) Project hosted their annual Winter Meeting at the Community Center in Orchard, Nebraska. In total there were 78 attendees consisting of NRD and NRCS employees, NRD Board Members, Sponsors, and most importantly,...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors elected Keith Ostermeier, of Grand Island, as Board Secretary and Marvion Reichert, of Elm Creek, as Board Treasurer at their monthly meeting on Thursday. Board officers may serve two, two-year terms...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska -- One of the most anticipated topics hit the Lower Elkhorn NRD (LENRD) Board of Directors Agenda last night – Applications for Standard Variances to expand groundwater irrigated acres in the District. At a special board meeting held in October 2023, Directors approved a motion to...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – To ensure water infrastructure safety, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) and other sponsors continue a strong partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on several dam assessments across the state. In 2023, 18...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resource District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors appointed Seth W. Hawkins to fill the board seat for Subdistrict 2 for the year 2024 when it met Wednesday. Seth Hawkins, who lives in Plattsmouth, has an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources and a...Read more


LINCOLN, Nebraska – Between Feb. 17 and March 2, Nebraska high school students competed around the state during regional Envirothon competitions demonstrating natural resources knowledge by identifying trees and animal tracks, calculating the number of steers on rangeland, and determining soil...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have worked hand-in-hand with conservation partners to support landowners for 50 years to accomplish the mission of protecting lives, property and the future. NRDs deliver several state and federal programs including many projects...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts will host their annual Legislative Conference to highlight partnerships and recognize 50 years of natural resources policy at the Lincoln Embassy Suites Jan. 25-26, 2022. The two-day conference brings together Natural Resources Districts (...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Throughout 2022, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) will celebrate 50 years of protecting lives, property and the future. During the next 12 months, the NRDs will commemorate breakthroughs and achievements in conservation. “In the past 50 years, NRDs have adapted...Read more
Have you ever wondered if the water you are drinking is safe? Who studies the impacts of contaminates on my health? These are questions commonly asked throughout the state especially when there are stories continually discussing contaminates in the water we drink. The “Public Health and Water...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