According to data reported to the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, some district corn growers are not seeing maximum return on their fertilizer investment. This conclusion is based on information provided by corn growers in Phase II and Phase III...Read More
Program Provides Funding, Allows Farmers to Install Practices that Safeguard Soil Health

When Matt Grosshans started farming seven years ago in Hamilton County, he was interested in regenerative agriculture practices he’d learned about in college, including cover crops, reduced tillage, and rotational...Read More
Pollinator Day Event Held in York

Dozens of youngsters clad in vibrant orange tee shirts and filled with “school’s-nearly-out” energy packed the practice gym at York High School on Thursday for a Pollinator Day event, hosted annually by Nebraska Pheasants Forever. More than 130 students from local public and private schools...Read More
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Along with Lt. Governor Mike Foley and local dignitaries from the Nebraska Forest Service and Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) celebrated their 50th anniversary with the planting of two Red Oaks on the Nebraska state capitol grounds for the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day.

“Arbor...Read More
The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District has announced the promotion of Marie Krausnick to the position of assistant general manager. Krausnick has served in the water department of the Upper Big Blue NRD for 21 years, the last seven of those as department manager. As water department manager, she has managed a staff of ten employees and an...Read More
The board of directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District has named Keeley Conrad and Matt Mittman, both of York, recipients of Burke scholarships. Remi Christensen of Seward was named as the alternate for the award.

These awards in the amount of $2,000 are designated for district residents who are full-time students...Read More
Note 4/19: If you ordered trees through the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, you will be contacted very soon about when and where your trees will be available for pick up. You can also check for updates on our social channels or on More

Cover crops hold soils in place, despite high winds

The wind was gusting up to 65 miles per hour in York County during the first week of April, a week that saw multiple days of high wind warnings across the state. Dan Leininger, water conservationist for the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, saw more than an...Read More
Are you dreaming of fresh-picked garden produce? Organizing your seed packets? Itching to get your hands dirty? Watching the weather and speculating about the growing season ahead? If so, the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District invites you to grab your garden gloves and sunhat, and reserve your plot at the Project GROW community garden in...Read More
LINCOLN, NE – March 17, 2022 – Nebraska Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently presented the 2021 and 2022 Nebraska Wetland Partnership Awards to Mark Brohman and David Eigenberg (respectively) at its state convention in Lincoln. Since 2016, DU has bestowed this award to a single individual from other organizations who were crucial in helping DU achieve...Read More