Marty Stange, environmental director at Hastings Utilities, presented to the Upper Big Blue NRD board of directors at a recent learning session about the Aquifer Storage and Restoration Project that is improving drinking water in Hastings...Read More
LINCOLN, Neb. – Whether it’s a reptile wrapped around a wrist or a cool splash in the Middle Loup River, Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE) has something to offer this summer. Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are now accepting registrations for ACE Camp June 26-29, 2022, at the State 4-H Youth Camp near Halsey, Nebraska...Read More
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have worked hand-in-hand with conservation partners to support landowners for 50 years to accomplish the mission of protecting lives, property and the future.
NRDs deliver several state and federal programs including many projects with the U.S. Department of...Read More
Each year, the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District selects students to receive the Burke Scholarship, which supports those pursuing careers in natural resources. These scholarships are used for tuition at a Nebraska college or university where the student is enrolled full-time in a two- or four-year degree program in a natural resources...Read More

Nebraska wildlife populations benefit from conservation practices

By Chrystal Houston, Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District
This article was originally published in February 2020.

It’s a frigid winter morning near Beaver Crossing, Nebraska. Fresh snow has fallen during the night...Read More

LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts will host their annual Legislative Conference to highlight partnerships and recognize 50 years of natural resources policy at the Lincoln Embassy Suites, January 25-26, 2022.

The two-day conference brings together Natural Resources Districts (NRDs), elected officials and...Read More
On-Farm Research: Are you a producer who wants to find scientific answers to agronomic questions? Take advantage of our On-Farm Research Program to work with University Extension to design trials and collect data throughout the upcoming...Read More
Throughout 2022, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) will celebrate 50 years of protecting lives, property and the future. During the next 12 months, the NRDs will commemorate breakthroughs and achievements in conservation.

“In the past 50 years, NRDs have adapted while facing changes in technology, funding, legislation,...Read More
From a deep dive into the nitrogen cycle, to advice from Nebraska cover crop experts, to a look at the ag forecast for next year’s growing season, the 2021 Project GROW Winter Workshop presented a variety of relevant topics to local producers. Hosted by the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, the event offered morning and afternoon breakout...Read More

Annual Conservation Tree Program is in full swing

There are hundreds of documented benefits to surrounding yourself, your business, or your community with trees. From physical and mental wellbeing to economic stimulus and crime reduction, planting trees on your property is a simple way to make a big impact. That’s why the Upper Big...Read More