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10/11/2023
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Producers interested in improving water quality and quantity in their farming operations may apply for irrigation management funding now through November 17, 2023, at their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office. Producers in the Central Platte and Twin...Read more
10/11/2023
NORFOLK, Nebraska – The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD), in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host two public meetings for the North Fork Elkhorn River Flood Risk Reduction Plan. The first meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 p.m...Read more
10/11/2023
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Planting tall grass prairies and wildflowers is vital for Nebraska’s wildlife. The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) will hand out native prairie seed to the public on Friday, October 20th to increase grassland awareness and improve wildlife habitat in...Read more
10/04/2023
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Grand Island Groundwater Guardian Team’s Outdoor Learning Area at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds has taken a significant step towards expanding its educational and environmental impact with the installation of a new monitoring well, generously provided by the Nebraska...Read more
10/02/2023
NORFOLK, Nebraska – At their September 28, 2023, meeting, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a contract with Brian Bruckner to lead the LENRD as General Manager. Bruckner, a native of Northeast Nebraska, holds a Bachelor of Science...Read more
09/29/2023
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Dan Bigbee, Senior Environmental Scientist at EA Engineering, Science & Technology, presented the results of a cover crop study to the Central Platte NRD’s Board of Directors on Thursday. The Central Platte and Lower Loup NRDs partnered on a study to determine impacts...Read more
09/22/2023
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) board of directors met Wednesday and approved the property tax levy for the Fiscal Year 2024. The levy decreased 13% from the previous year and is set at $0.023 per $100 of assessed evaluation. The property tax request...Read more
09/15/2023
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Prescribed Fire Program and pricing for landowners will be a topic of discussion for the CPNRD’s Programs Committee this month. The committee will consider possible changes to the Prescribed Fire Program and take their...Read more
09/15/2023
HOLDREGE, Nebraska – Tri-Basin NRD board of directors voted to create an assistant manager position for the District at their September board meeting. The board selected district Water Resources Manager Nolan Little to assume that position, effective October 1. Little started working for the NRD as...Read more
09/15/2023
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Outdoor Learning Area at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds will soon receive a monitoring well from the Nebraska Well Drillers Association. The Grand Island Groundwater Guardian Team and Central Platte NRD developed and maintain the Outdoor Learning Area located east of...Read more

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NARD News
01/07/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce Jeff Vander Wilt as the Acting Nebraska State Conservationist. Vander Wilt comes to Nebraska from South Dakota where he serves as the Assistant State Conservationist for...Read more
12/09/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Bees, bats and hummingbirds 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 “Where would we...Read more
07/20/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provided more than $4.5 million in funding to five of Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) for Watershed Flood Prevention and Operations. The funding will be directed toward developing watershed plans in the Central...Read more
06/11/2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced that Nebraska will be the host of the 2021 NCF-Envirothon slated for July 25-31, 2021. Nebraska was set to host the 2020 NCF-Envirothon competition, but due to...Read more
06/01/2020
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 31, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts' (NARD) offices, located on the second floor of the Universal-Inland Insurance building, were burned during the Black Lives Matter protests. NARD leadership is searching for temporary office space and...Read more
05/13/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – This Arbor Day weekend, Nebraska’s youth participated in a Tree-A-Thon and collectively planted more than 12,700 trees in more than 60 communities across the state. From Alliance to Omaha, youth worked with their local Natural Resources Districts (NRD), afterschool providers,...Read more
04/03/2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced the cancellation of the 2020 NCF-Envirothon to protect the health and safety of the general public and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The annual event was...Read more
03/30/2020
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
03/16/2020
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
03/16/2020
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

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