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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

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

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

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

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
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


By Kyle Yrkoski, Water Resources Technician-UBBNRD
 
Chemigation, sometimes called fertigation, uses a center pivot or subsurface drip irrigation system to apply fertilizer and/or pesticides to growing crops.

Chemigation is an environmentally friendly method to apply your fertilizer and pesticide  to your...Read More

Wade Backstrom joined the UBBNRD in October 2018.  He is from David City and attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln where he received a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife.  Wade is a Water Resources Technician whose duties include flowmeter/well inspections, electronic flowmeter battery replacements and water quality...Read More

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