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10/19/2023
CURTIS, Nebraska -- The Middle Republican NRD hosted the Southwest Region Land Judging contest in Curtis, Nebraska, Wednesday, Oct. 4. There were 13 schools present with 225 students in attendance. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) provided the field for the contest and BSB...Read more
10/18/2023
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – November 17, 2023, is the deadline for producers in the Central Platte and Upper Big Blue Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) to apply for the current round of funding through the Nebraska Soil Carbon Project. This project provides financial incentives to producers who...Read more
10/13/2023
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) pricing for the Prescribed Fire Program will be a topic of discussion for the CPNRD’s Programs Committee this month. The Committee will review proposed changes to the program and take their recommendation to the Board...Read more
10/13/2023
BEATRICE, Nebraska - High schools from around the Nebraska gathered at the Homestead National Historical Park Sept. 27, for the State Range Judging contest. There were 428 contestants representing 46 schools. Contestants competed both individually and in teams and were tested on grassland...Read more
10/13/2023
BEATRICE, Nebraska - On Oct. 4, 2023, 335 students converged on the Joe and Deb Thimm farm near Beatrice for the southeast area land judging competition. Contestants represented Beatrice, Diller-Odell, Fairbury, Falls City, Johnson Brock, Johnson County Central, Lewiston, Meridian, Nebraska City,...Read more
10/11/2023
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- The Lower Big Blue NRD will close recreation areas to vehicle traffic for the season on Oct. 23, 2023. 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
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

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NARD News
NARD News
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
03/13/2020
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
02/13/2020
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
01/30/2020
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
01/23/2020
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
12/09/2019
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
10/24/2019
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
09/16/2019
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
09/11/2019
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – During Husker Harvest Days this afternoon, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognized three 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...Read more

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