The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) hosted a statewide event for forestry professionals September 8 and 9 in York. The event drew more than 20 individuals representing Nebraska’s NRDs and other state agencies to talk about challenges from tree diseases to public education.

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How is water quality being protected and what can be done to improve it in our district? These questions were explored during the annual board of directors tour hosted by the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District on Friday, August 27. The tour featured six sites in Hamilton and York counties where directors met with experts and saw first-hand...Read More
There is construction on 25th and Nebraska Ave that will impact access to our main headquarters building in York for 2 weeks. The only way to get to the NRD office is through the York County Fairgrounds (enter from Nebraska Ave and drive behind the antique tractor building). We are sorry for the inconvenience!

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The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District is offering a new incentive program for producers in portions of the Recharge Lake Watershed, the Beaver Creek Watershed, and some municipal Wellhead Protection Areas. Practices included in this program are cover crops...Read More
The year 2020 was filled with challenges, but it also was a time of renewed enthusiasm for outdoor activities, as evidenced by the record number of people who visited recreation areas managed by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts for camping, boating, fishing, hiking and more.
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An eagle-eyed recreation enthusiast spotted the trouble first: tall, reedy plants with fluffy seed heads were proliferating on the southern edge of property at Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District’s Oxbow Trail Recreation Area (near Ulysses). The distinctive looking plants were non-native...Read More
Berryton, KS--No-till on the Plains is returning to in-person events this summer. The final of three field events to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the annual Winter Conference will take place on August 10 at Rogers Memorial Farm, Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Rogers Memorial Farm is typical of many small dryland farms in southeast...Read More
Could livestock be the key to reinvigorating rural Nebraska?
A recent tour of livestock facilities hosted by the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) visited three locations in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District to discuss the importance of livestock operations for keeping young people in rural...Read More
Imagine this: a severe drought hits Nebraska, causing rivers and streams to slow to a trickle. Lakes are so low that fish are flopping in the mud. Groundwater levels dip as well as the aquifer continues to be drawn down, with little precipitation to refill it. There’s one question on everyone’s mind as the drought drags on--will there be enough...Read More