Niobrara river
Field being irrigated
Niobrara river by Brian Bridge
Sand draw creek North of Ainsworth
Mill Pond sunset
Cattle standing behind a windbreak in the sandhills


The Natural Resources District, NRD, is a unique system built to conserve, sustain, and improve natural resources and the environment.  In 1972, NRD’s were developed per watershed basins, instead of by political boundaries.  This system provided a more efficient management strategy, solving the issues of overlapping authorities and lack of funds.  Each District is governed by a locally elected Board of Directors, which ensures that local issues and concerns are addressed.


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Water Sources Tested for Nitrates this Year
Total Trees Planted
Average Water Level Change from Last Year (Feet)
Weed Barrier for Trees Installed (Miles)