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GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) is accepting applications for the CPNRD-Ron Bishop Memorial College Scholarship Program. Applicants must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a natural resources course of study at an accredited...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Encouraging results of new data-driven fertigation, the spring weather forecast, and the Perkins County Canal will all be featured at Central Platte NRD’s annual Water Programs Update to be held Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at the Merrick County Fairgrounds in Central City. Guest...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) will elect a board secretary and treasurer at their Board of Director meeting on Thursday, January 25th. In December, the Nominating Committee recommended Keith Ostermeier, of Grand Island, for Secretary and Marvion...Read more
CHADRON, Nebraska -- The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) and Chadron State College (CSC) will host the annual Range Day education event at the Student Center on the CSC campus on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. “Ranchers, Farmers, Landowners and anyone else interested in improving...Read more
NORFOLK, Nebraska -- The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) Board of Directors had a packed agenda to end 2023. Directors were presented the Fiscal Year 2023 Audit, heard numerous monthly and meeting reports, received an update from JEO Consulting Group on the North Fork Elkhorn River...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Alicia Haussler, Director of the Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD), submitted her resignation at the CPNRD’s Board meeting on Thursday. Haussler is moving and is no longer eligible to serve in the Subdistrict 8 area. Alicia was appointed to the Board in 1997...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) board of directors met Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, and in addition to agenda items had a report from LRE Water regarding groundwater. Dave Hume and Jon Mohr of LRE Water presented the draft final report regarding the 3-...Read more
This article was orginally written by Geitner Simmons, UNL IANR Media, on Dec. 13, 2023. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has updated a digital tool to make it easier for ag producers to determine appropriate nitrogen rates for individual fields. The nitrogen tool allows users to input specifics...Read more
CHADRON, Nebraska - On Dec. 19, 2023, the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) will host two public information sessions to share the proposed changes to the Groundwater Management Area and Integrated Management Area Rules and Regulations. Periodically, the UNWNRD will review...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Nominating Committee will make recommendations for board secretary and treasurer at the Board of Director’s meeting on Thursday, Dec. 21. Board officers may serve two, two-year terms. Keith Ostermeier, Grand Island,...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
OMAHA, Nebraska – Approximately 75 directors and staff from Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts convened in Omaha for the annual NRD Basin Tour hosted by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (Papio NRD) June 7-8, 2021. “It was a pleasure hosting the Basin Tour this year to...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – High schoolers from across Nebraska – and a few pelicans – descended on Lake Wanahoo for the 29th annual Nebraska State Envirothon April 28. Ord High School took home the championship along with $1,500 and will represent Nebraska at the National Conservation Foundation (NCF)...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – In 2021, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) welcomed four new directors – Joel Hansen, Mason Hoffman, Gene Kelly and Luke Peterson. Joel Hansen, Lower Elkhorn NRD (Wayne, Nebraska) Hansen brings a unique perspective to the board as the Street & Planning...Read more
Photo: The 2021 NARD Executive Committee includes, from left, Legislative Committee Chair Jim Meismer, Secretary-Treasurer Marty Graff, Vice President Orval Gigstad, President Jim Eschliman and Past President Larry Reynolds. Not pictured, Information and Education Committee Chair Jim Johnson...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Trees help soften the harsh climate of the Great Plains, but recent weather events are leaving Nebraska communities at-risk of being devoid of trees and their innumerable benefits. According to the Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska communities lost an average of 18 percent of...Read more