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BATTLE CREEK, Nebraska - The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a public open house to provide an update on the Battle Creek Watershed Flood Risk Reduction Plan. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, from 5-7 p...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – On Thursday, the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors approved the 2023 budget of expenditures as advertised. Total requirements for the general fund and sinking fund are $28,448,376.11. Based on the balances on hand and estimated revenue the...Read more
The third biennial Great Plains Fire Summit/Patch Burn Grazing Conference will be Aug. 23-25, 2022, in North Platte, Nebraska.The conference will start on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 1 PM and conclude Thursday, Aug. 25, after the tour. DRAFT AGENDA See below for additional information surrounding the...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors tentatively approved a Fiscal Year 2023 Budget at its July 20th monthly meeting. The complete $36.6 million balanced plan for revenue and expenditures is available at The tentative budget...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022. The Board will act to approve the 2023 proposed budget of expenditures following the hearing at the July Board meeting the same day. The...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska - Imagine floating peacefully down a lazy river with family and friends, then drifting into a downtown area where great food, shopping, and live music await. It’s a dream that is coming true for people in and around Norfolk who have raised millions in grants and matching funds to...Read more
WAHOO, Nebraska – After 36 years of natural resources conservation, Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (NRD) Assistant Manager Tom Mountford will retire in July. Mountford started his natural resources career working at the Little Blue NRD in Davenport as the programs and information...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska - Once dismissed as ‘The Great American Desert,’ Nebraska is now known for its agricultural bounty and natural wonders. Throughout 2022, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are celebrating 50 years, commemorating breakthroughs, and achievements in conservation. “The NRDs...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte NRD will host a 50th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, July 14, at CPNRD’s office located at 215 Kaufman Ave in Grand Island. Grand Island Mayor Roger Steele will present a proclamation recognizing the NRD’s Anniversary at 3:00 p.m. The celebration will...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska - Planning to stay close to home this summer? You’re never far from a public outdoor recreation area. Many of these trails, lakes, parks, and wildlife areas are built and maintained by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs). If you’re reading this, it’s safe to say you...Read more


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
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
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
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
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