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

Fertilizer pricing is top-of-mind for many involved in agriculture in Nebraska, so it is a great time to ask: are corn growers getting the maximum for nitrogen use efficiency? Are there management practices that could reduce nitrogen leaching, and...Read More

NRD Hosts Event at Wetland Education Area Near Hampton

If the early bird gets the worm, it’s the early rising bird watcher that gets the photo.

The chooks and squawks of pheasants and turkeys, as well as the high-pitched cries of a killdeer and the vibrant song of red-winged blackbirds filled the air as a small...Read More
Spring is on the horizon and birds are flocking to Nebraska’s central flyway. It’s a great time to grab your binoculars and camp chair and visit Teal View Wetland Education Area near Hampton. This public access wetland is managed by the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources...Read More
Since 1972, the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District has served the people of Adams, Butler, Clay, Polk, Hamilton, Fillmore, Seward, Saline, and York Counties.

To celebrate 50 years of conservation activities, the NRD is offering communities in the district the opportunity to plant a nursery stock tree (4-8 ft size) and be...Read More