While the boundaries of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District as a whole have not changed, the subdistricts within the NRD’s boundaries have shifted slightly. These changes were adopted by the Board of Directors of the Upper Big Blue NRD on November 18 and were made effective immediately.

The district, which represents all or...Read More
What’s the use of having plenty of water available if it is not drinkable?

This is the question posed by the One District, Two Plans, One Water initiative, which seeks to protect both water quality and water quantity by managing the two objectives...Read More
Producers in the Central Platte and Upper Big Blue Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are encouraged to enroll their acres in the Nebraska Soil Carbon Project.
This project provides greater financial incentives to producers who...Read More
Bradshaw Business Sees Annual Growth  
Former NRD Board Member Gary Eberle has a different relationship with trees on his property than most Nebraska farmers. Far from seeing them as a nuisance on a fence line or useful only in a windbreak, Eberle and his wife, Nancy, have cultivated a modest agroforestry business...Read More

(article provided by the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture)

The name Playa (“ply-ah”) originates from the Spanish word for beach.  In Nebraska, playas are shallow depressions that cycle through wet and dry periods. In the past, these were referred to by producers...Read More
Producers who wish to find scientific answers to agronomic questions can work with University Extension to design trials and collect data throughout the growing season. 

The Upper Big Blue NRD will continue to partner with local producers and University of Nebraska Extension in the university’s On-Farm Research Program in 2022...Read More
The Upper Big Blue NRD is divided into twelve groundwater quality Management Zones (map below). The median nitrate value for that zone determines the phase of management and therefore, rules and regulations. 

Taking a step...Read More
Amy Jones, executive director of Prairie Plains Resource Institute in Aurora, will be the first recipient of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy sponsorship from the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District. This sponsorship opportunity was announced in 2020 and Jones is the first person to apply for...Read More
The Hastings Aquifer Storage and Restoration (ASR) Project continues to meet several milestones in providing a secured source of potable water for the City of Hastings and its wholesale customers. The wholesale customers include the Village of Trumbull, Clay County SID #1 and the Hastings Regional Center. The continued success of the ASR Project...Read More

Project GROW Winter Workshop to be held Dec. 7

Now in its fifth year, the annual Project GROW Winter Workshop, hosted by the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, is going to look a little different this year. Rather than a narrow focus on soil health offered over the better part...Read More