About Upper Big Blue NRD

About Upper Big Blue NRD

The mission of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District is to be a leader in conserving, protecting, developing, and managing the natural resources of this district for the health and welfare of the people of the district.

More than 56,000 citizens rely on the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) to provide direction and assistance in the wise use, conservation and development of our soil, water and related natural resources. The NRD is dedicated to the conservation and careful development of natural resources to serve everyone’s needs.

The 8 Pillars of Natural Resources Management

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Urban Conservation
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Flood Control
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Trees & Wildlife Habitat
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Grazing Land
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Recent News

Irrigation plays a vital role in Nebraska’s agriculture. This is especially apparent in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, which is the most heavily groundwater irrigated district in the...
Blue Basin River compact creates shared stewardship When a river crosses state lines, things can get complicated. Who is responsible for the water that ends up downstream and who has claim to it at...
The amount of funding available for some NRD cost-share programs is increasing, including for land treatment, well decommissioning, and flow meter repair. Aquifer Quality Well Abandonment Cost-Share...