NRD History

NRD History

Nebraska NRDs History

Hazel Jenkins was involved from the very beginning in the creation of Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts.  She documented the early history of this new system. Read Hazel's History...

More on the history of the Nebraska NRD system is available at the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts website, including audio interviews with board members of the Upper Big Blue NRD (past and present).


Upper Big Blue NRD Oral History Project

In 2019, the Upper Big Blue NRD started collecting stories from longtime employees and board members to illustrate the changes the district has undergone since it was established in 1972. This is an ongoing project and more stories will be added in the coming months. 

Conservation and Engineering: "It's Changing All the Time"


A Family Tradition of Conservation


A Leader in Conservation


The NRD: Through the Years


NRD History Documentary (2015)