Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program
Press Release: Cost-Share Funds Available Through the Lower Niobrara NRD: Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program (NSWCP) was established in 1977 by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Funds for this program are dispersed by the DNR to the 23 Natural Resource Districts (NRD) throughout the state for range management and conservation practices. Lower Niobrara […]
2021 New Irrigated Acre Parameters
For Immediate Release Lower Niobrara NRD Board Votes for New Irrigated Acres The Lower Niobrara Natural Resources District, Board of Directors, voted to allow up to 1000 approved, new ground water irrigated acres in the District at their June 4th meeting. The Lower Niobrara NRD will be accepting applications starting July 1st, 2021 and ending […]
Lower Niobrara NRD Newest Director
The Lower Niobrara NRD would like to welcome Shaun Higgins as the newest Director for Sub- District #1. He was appointed by the Board to complete his father’s, Tommy Higgins’s term. Shaun is a farmer/rancher and grew up on the family’s ranch south west of Naper. Shaun has one son, Thomas who works with him […]
Wendt Retires From NARD Board
Diana Wendt was presented a bronze eagle statue by Jim Eschliman Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) President. The Eagle statue represents the years of loyal support and dedication to the NARD Board. The NARD is the trade association for the Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts. Diana served on the NARD board for a total […]
Nitrogen Management Certification Training
The Lower Niobrara Natural Resources District requires that all operators or contract applicators of nitrogen fertilizers involved in the decision of whether to apply nitrogen fertilizer, whether by contract or applicators, must maintain certification in nitrogen management if the agricultural land to be fertilized is larger than 1 acre or if more than 50 pounds […]
Diana Wendt recognized for her 27 years on the LNNRD board
Terry Julesgard, General Manager of the Lower Niobrara Natural Resources District (LNNRD) presenting Diana Wendt with an appreciation clock for her 27 years of serving as a LNNRD Director. The Staff and Directors all would like to thank Diana for all her work, time and dedication to the Lower Niobrara NRD.
LNNRD Receives Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust
Lincoln, NE – June 11, 2020 – Lower Niobrara Natural Resources District announced today that it will receive $61,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “Lower Niobrara Observation Well Network” project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on June 11, 2020 in Lincoln. The project is one of the […]
Board Approves New Irrigated Acres for 2020
The Lower Niobrara Natural Resources District, Board of Directors, voted to allow up to 1000 approved new irrigated acres in the District at their June 4th meeting. The Lower Niobrara NRD will be accepting applications starting July 1st and ending August 31st. All applicants must presently be in full compliance with all Rules and Regulations […]
Lower Niobrara NRD Receives 2019 NACD Technical Assistance Grant
BUTTE, NE – The Lower Niobrara NRD in Boyd County, announced today that it was awarded funding through a 2019 NACD technical assistance (TA) grant, made possible through a partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to build and strengthen technical capacity nationwide. […]
2019 Nebraska Outstanding Soil Stewardship Conservation award winners
The Lower Niobrara NRD would like to Congratulate Kevin, Nick and Rose Keller on being selected as the 2019 Nebraska Outstanding Soil Stewardship Conservation award winners from the Nebraska Association of Resources District Board. Being one of the Pioneers of no-till conservation practices and years of planting cover crops along with use of new techniques […]
Local NRD to Begin Phase 2 of Grant Project
The Lower Niobrara Natural Resources District will be drilling test holes in Northern Holt County area the first week of September . The drilling is Phase 2 of a 3 year project to expand the Lower Niobrara NRD’s monitoring well network.
Lower Niobrara Natural Resources District Receives Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust
Lincoln, NE – April 4, 2019 – Lower Niobrara Natural Resources District announced today that it will receive $48,500 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “Lower Niobrara Observation Well Network” project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 4, 2019 in Lincoln.