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For sophomore agribusiness majors Madi Baker and Caden Theis, college thus far has been fun and challenging. Both Baker, at Concordia University, and Theis, at Doane University, are being helped along in their studies by scholarships from the Upper Big Blue NRD.  

Baker and Theis are recipients of 2019 Raymond A. Burke...Read More
Nebraskans have made a large investment in building dams across the state.  There are over 2,900 dams on the Nebraska Dam Inventory; 57 percent of them are privately owned. Most of these dams are considered small (storage of 15-250 acre-feet). Forty-three percent of Nebraska’s dams are more than 50 years old, and nearly 500 Nebraska dams are...Read More

From a proposed recreation area near Milligan to a dam renovation in Friend, nine members of the board of directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District toured the southeast portion of the district to explore NRD projects on Friday, September 6....Read More

After hearing input from the public that they serve, the Board of Directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District has resolved to send a proposal for regulation changes back to the committee level for additional research and revision.

The proposed changes would have impacted fertilizer practices for agriculture producers...Read More

Training the next generation of plant scientists is important work. That’s why the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District announced today that Shelby-Rising City Schools will be the recipient of grant funding for a greenhouse and environmental studies lab to be constructed in 2020. The assistance is provided through the Upper Big Blue NRD’s...Read More

New equipment encourages wetland restoration through cattle grazing


The sun is rising over a pasture just south of York on a late summer day. Prairie grasses sway in the breeze at the spot, called the Kirkpatrick Basin North. Black-Eyed Susans and Mexican Hats flash their bright yellows and reds to attract the buzzing...Read More

Due to concern from area agriculture producers about the format of the Public Hearing and Information Open House to be held on Monday, August 19, the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District has amended the event slightly and added a follow-up meeting.
 
The event on the 19th will begin at 7 p.m. and will offer the opportunity...Read More
Chrystal Houston isn’t new to the area, but she is new to her position as public relations manager for the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District. As of August 1, she stepped into the position previously held by Scott Snell, who served in the role for 15 years.  
 
Prior to this position, Houston served as the...Read More

As Nebraskans learned this past spring, you can’t predict when disaster will strike—but you can be prepared.

Funding for emergency preparation and other community enhancements was the main topic at a recent workshop presented at the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District office in York, August 7. The event was attended by 20...Read More

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District will hold a public hearing and informational open house on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Holthus Convention Center (3130 Holen Avenue, York). Anyone with an interest in water usage and quality issues in the district area is encouraged to attend this event.
 
The purpose...Read More

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