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NORFOLK, Nebraska – The protection of our groundwater is one of the main responsibilities given to Nebraska’s NRDs. The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) board and staff work diligently to come up with ways to develop, manage, and conserve our water now and for future generations...Read more
HARTINGTON, Nebraska -- The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) provides cost share to seal unused, or abandoned irrigation or domestic wells. If you have a well which is no longer serviceable and need to have it permanently taken out of service, LCNRD can help you protect your...Read more
HARTINGTON, Nebraska -- The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are offering water nitrate testing for domestic wells only at no charge. To have your water tested, fill a small clean glass jar with the water to be sampled and...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
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors awarded a construction contract for the repair of erosion damage along the Oak Creek Recreational Trail, one mile west of Valparaiso, during its regular meeting on October 20th. High water eroded a...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Students and instructors from 39 high schools met at the Bertrand Community Building to compete in State Land Judging Oct. 20. The Tri-Basin Natural Resources District (NRD) partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to host the annual competition. The...Read more
BEATRICE, Nebraska - The Lower Big Blue NRD will close recreation areas to vehicle traffic for the season on October 28, 2021. Big Indian Recreation Area, located southwest of Wymore, Swanton Wildlife Management Area, located north of Swanton, Walnut Creek Recreation Area, located north of Crete...Read more
HOWELLS, Nebraska - The Northeast Area FFA Land Judging Contest was held Tuesday, October 5th near Howells. 532 students from 27 high schools registered that morning at the Howells Ballroom before traveling to the testing site. The contest was held on ground owned by John Doerneman, four miles east...Read more
One of the primary responsibilities of Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) is to manage groundwater to protect both its quality and quantity for all Nebraskans. To achieve its management goals, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) continues to invest resources to study the...Read more
CHADRON, Nebraska -- The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) along with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) partnered to host the Area 1 Range Judging contest Sept. 15, near Alliance, Nebraska. The Range Judging Contest allows participants to test their knowledge...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
(GRAND ISLAND, NE) - Applications are being accepted for the CPNRD-Ron Bishop College Scholarship Program. Starting this fall, only junior and senior college students are eligible to receive a scholarship. The Central Platte Natural Resources District will provide five college students scholarships...Read more
(Dix, NE) Over 80 high-school students from around the panhandle participated in the 2017 West Regional Land Judging Contest. The event was held north of Dix.Read more
Harvest isn’t just about cutting stalks, it’s about taking stock. According to Britt Weiser, state resource conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Lincoln, during harvest farmers should study the areas in their fields where erosion is occurring.Read more
(Rushville, NE) One-hundred-sixteen (116) high school students from 11 schools across the Nebraska Panhandle competed in the Area I Range Judging contest held at Kirkland and Sheila Budd’s Ranch on Wednesday September 20, 2017.Read more
(Nebraska) Several popular Natural Resources District (NRD) recreation areas and hiking/biking trails across Nebraska are expecting record-breaking numbers of campers and other outdoor enthusiasts to come out and watch the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. The NRD recreation areas in the...Read more
(GRAND ISLAND, NE)- Six of Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) will present Wildlife CSI in the Sustainability Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fair. Participants will use animal tracking, skull and bone identification, scatology, animal evidence and observation in the natural world. "...Read more
(Lincoln, NE) For 45 years, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been protecting lives, property and future of this beautiful state. July 1, 2017, marks the 45th Anniversary of the creation of the NRD system in Nebraska. With the local public participation, Nebraska has made...Read more