Hampton, Fullerton, Heartland, Holdrege and Adams Central Students Headed to Nationals in May

LINCOLN, Nebraska – Students and instructors from 39 high schools met at the Bertrand Community Building to compete in State Land Judging Oct. 20. The Tri-Basin Natural Resources District (NRD) partnered with the USDA Natural Resources...Read More

Pedestrian Bridge Project Complete

A pedestrian improvement in Sutton that has been in progress for three years is finally complete. The bridge over School Creek reopened for use on September 20. The project, which was paid for in part with funds from the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, provides...Read More
Student Research Project Looks at Water Quality in NRD Lake

Blayne Winkler might have looked like just another recreationist as he paddled a kayak across Recharge Lake throughout the summer months of 2021; however, it wasn’t a fishing line he cast over the side of his boat. Instead he lowered collection jars to the bottom of...Read More
The Upper Big Blue NRD has updated the online reporting portal. We listened to users’ feedback and have been able to incorporate many of your suggestions into this latest version. Some of the new functionality includes:
  • Being able to use one account to
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Chemigation is an efficient and easy way to put your chemical onto the field. Many producers in the district use this application method to put fertilizer on as the crop needs it and do so by injecting chemical into their pivot systems to get a uniform distribution of the correct concentration of fertilizer. This can be done in a variety of...Read More
The hardiest of cereals, rye can be seeded later in the fall than other cover crops and still provide benefits such as significant reduction of nitrate leaching and exceptional weed suppression. Rye is the best cool-season option for absorbing unused soil nitrogen. It has a quick-growing fibrous root system that can take up and hold as much as 100...Read More
Brisk Reflects on 40 Years with the NRD

Nancy Brisk came to the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District for the job, but she says it’s the people and the mission of the organization that have kept her there for 40 years. “The work we are doing is very important,” she said.
And after all these...Read More
After lively debate, two zones of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District are moving from Phase II management to Phase III management as of January 1, 2022. This change is due to elevated median levels of nitrate in the groundwater in these areas. The Upper Big Blue NRD is divided into 12 groundwater quality Management Zones. The median...Read More
The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District will close the RV pads and tent camping sites at Recharge Lake (York) and Pioneer Trails (Aurora) Recreation Areas for the winter season on Sunday, October 31. However, the day use area, outdoor amphitheater, picnic shelters, hiking and biking trails, playground equipment, boat dock, and boat ramp...Read More

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.

Every year Nebraska’s 23 natural resources...Read More