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"Conservation is the 'Nature' of Our Business"

Under the NRD’s seedling sales program, tree and shrub stock is provided to District patrons at the lowest possible cost. In order to assure quality stock, seedlings are kept in a refrigerated state prior to delivery to the customer.  Custom planting plans can be designed by the Forestry Department staff and custom planting can also be arranged through the department.  Another program that the Forestry Department is responsible for is the “Community Native Grass Resources Program”.


The District cooperates with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission and Pheasants Forever on programs to create and enhance wildlife habitat.  Federal agencies administer  habitat development programs including the “Conservation Reserve Program” (CRP), the “Wetland Reserve Program” (WRP), “Partners for Wildlife”, and “Wildlife Habitat Improvement 

Program” (WHIP). 


The Forestry & Parks Department manages five recreation areas:  Bruce L. Anderson—Recharge Lake & Archery Range, Overland Trails, Oxbow Trails, Pioneer Trails and Smith Creek.  These sites provide habitat for wildlife and area residents can enjoy activities, such as camping, fishing, boating, hiking, as well as winter sports, skiing, sledding, tobogganing, snow shoeing, snowmobile riding and ice skating.



Each year, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) help landowners plant more than a million trees in the state.

Click on the "Conservation Trees For Nebraska" banner to the left to explore all your vast options for trees and shrubs sold by NRDs for conservation plantings.



  Corners For Wildlife Project sign is placed on a pivot corner west of Gresham, NE.   Pine cone on an Autrian Spruce tree in York, NE.   Upper Big Blue NRD Board and Staff members participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the PLum Creek Trail in Seward,NE.   Trees at the Upper Big Blue NRD recreation areas receive attention.












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