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HOLDREGE, Nebraska – Fires raged through Gosper County and into Furnas County on Thursday, April 7, devastating the area. High winds and dry conditions caused the fire to move rapidly and made it extremely difficult to contain. Elwood Fire Chief Darren Krull lost his life and others were injured...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska – The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) is currently working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and JEO Consulting Group (JEO) to complete a study of the Battle Creek Watershed. At their March meeting, the LENRD board members discussed whether to...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Jesse Bell, PhD, and director of the Claire M. Hubbard Professor of Water, Climate and Health Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center presented results on health and water quality research to the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors at...Read more
SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska -- During the March 10, 2022, board meeting, the North Platte Natural Resources District board announced Scott Schaneman as general manager. Schaneman has been serving as the interim general manager since January. He has worked in various roles at the NRD during his 14-year...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) provides financial scholarships for college assistance, high school range camp, and middle-school Adventure Camp. College juniors and seniors seeking a natural resources degree may apply for a scholarship through the...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors approved accepting ownership of the Two Creeks Prairie from the City of Lincoln (City) when the Board met virtually on March 16th. The transfer of the 100-acre tract, near SW 84th Street and Old Cheney...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet Wednesday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Lower Platte South NRD, 3125 Portia Street, Lincoln, NE. The public is encouraged to attend and...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- High school students tested their knowledge of aquatics, forestry, policy, range, soils, wildlife, and a current environmetal issues during the Southeast Regional Envirothon. The Norris High School team consisting of Anna Rohrer, Anna Van Brocklin, Heather Riensche, Grace...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The newly upgraded Richard Plautz Crane Viewing site in Gibbon is ready for the spring crane migration. Jesse Mintken, Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Assistant Manager, reported on the upgrades and the two grants received to assist with rehabilitation...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors approved proposals for parking lot construction and a precast concrete vault restroom along the MoPac East Trail at Wabash, when it met Feb. 16. Nebraska Digging, of Alvo, was awarded a construction...Read more


(WAHOO) Students and instructors from 39 different FFA Chapters across the state of Nebraska were at Lake Wanahoo NRD Recreation Area on Wednesday, October 17th. 151 students competed in the 2018 State Land Judging Contest held at the recreation area. Individual and Team Scores are here.Read more
City, State and federal officials today announced that Antelope Creek, which runs for 11 miles through Lincoln, has been removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Impaired Waters list. Only 90 creeks in the nation have been removed from the list in the last 15 years, and only 14...Read more
(Kearney, NE) – The 2018 Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Annual Conference was held at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, September 24th – 25th and focused on protecting lives, property and the future of Nebraska’s natural resources.Read more
Kearney, Neb. -- The Niobrara River Basin Alliance (NRBA), the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), and the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) took a significant step forward today towards protecting the Niobrara River Basin, water flows and all users of the river now and in the future.Read more
Find out more about the three Hall of Fame inductees of 2018.Read more
(Schuyler, NE) A major Nebraska watershed is making history today for the cleanup and reduction of Atrazine which has greatly reduced negative impacts on aquatic life and overall health of the area. Shell Creek’s water, fish, frogs and other aquatic life are the healthiest they’ve been in decades...Read more
(Lincoln, NE) In honor of Soil and Water Stewardship Week’s theme “Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home,” the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are celebrating the watershed projects that benefit Nebraska. Through the 900+...Read more
(Norfolk, NE) The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Foundation’s annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk and Kids Dash set for Saturday, April 14, 2018 on the Cowboy Trail in Norfolk has been cancelled to the expected snow storm.Read more
Local NRD Run Raises Funds for Youth Education in Natural Resources NORFOLK - The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) is reaching out across the district to help support youth education in natural resources. The LENRD is hosting a 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk and Kids Dash fundraiser at Ta-Ha-...Read more
Twelve teams competed March 6th, in the 2018 Southeast Regional Envirothon Competition at Southeast Community College-Beatrice Campus. The Envirothon is a natural resources competition for 9th through 12th grade students. The competition consists of seven testing stations, where participants answer...Read more