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Welcome to the Lower Loup Natural Resources District

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District is one of 23 NRDs serving the people of Nebraska. Set up along hydrological boundaries, the NRDs are the local agencies responding to natural resources challenges in a variety of areas. The Districts have the responsibility to protect and maintain natural resources in areas ranging from water quality and quantity to forestry, range management, soils and more.

News

LOWER LOUP OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO 2014 RANGE AND ADVENTURE CAMPS

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District is offering scholarships of up to $100 for the 2014 Range Youth Camp and the 2014 Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE). Read more.

FULLERTON, NEWMAN GROVE FINISH IN TIE FOR TOP SPOT AT CENTRAL REGION ENVIROTHON

Teams from Fullerton and Newman Grove finished tied for the top spot at the Central Region Envirothon Contest in Columbus on March 4th, hosted by the Central Platte and Lower Loup Natural Resources Districts. Read more.

LOWER LOUP NRD HOSTS TREE CARE WORKSHOP ON MARCH 19TH

Developed specifically for public works employees, landscape managers, tree board volunteers, arborists, nursery and green industry professionals and landscape enthusiasts, the workshop on March 19 at the Lower Loup NRD in Ord covered emerging issues in tree and landscape care. Read more.

LOWER LOUP NRD BOARD LIFTS STAY ON IRRIGATED ACRES TRANSFERS

Following a change in criteria, transfers of irrigated acres are again allowed in the Lower Loup Natural Resources District. Read more.

CONSERVATION TREE SALES UNDERWAY FOR PLANTING IN 2014

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District is now accepting orders for conservation tree and shrub seedlings. Read more.

NEW NRD NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTED ACROSS DISTRICT

The Lower Loup NRD has distributed the latest edition of it's district-wide newsletter, entitled IN THE LOUP, to residents in all 16 counties that make up the NRD. Read more.

NEW GROUNDWATER RULES APPROVED FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING

New regulations regarding the management of groundwater quality were given unanimous approval by the Lower Loup Natural Resources District Board of Directors following a public hearing on Thursday, October 24th. Read more.

455 COMPETE AT STATE RANGE JUDGING NEAR GENOA

A total of 455 high school students, FFA advisors, and adults from 39 schools across Nebraska competed in the 59th Nebraska State Range Judging contest at the Tim Burke Ranch in western Platte County on Thursday, September 27th. Read more.

WATER QUALITY CONCERNS CONTINUE FOR GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT AREA

Nitrate levels in groundwater above the federally designated maximum continue to plague an area of concern in the Lower Loup Natural Resources District, resulting in new regulations from the NRD Board requiring mandatory flow meter use. Read more.

LOWER LOUP NRD BOARD APPROVES STAY ON IRRIGATED ACRE TRANSFERS

Concerns with transfers of irrigated acres resulting in irrigation on highly erodible and poor soil types were among the factors leading to a temporary stay on irrigated acres transfers in the Lower Loup Natural Resources District. Read more.

LLNRD BOARD SAYS NO TO NEW IRRIGATED ACRES

There will be no applications for new irrigated acres in the Lower Loup Natural Resources District this year. Read more.

OVER 30 THOUSAND CONSERVATION TREES PLANTED IN 2013

There were 72,260 conservation trees planted across the Lower Loup Natural Resources District this year. Read more.

LOWER LOUP NRD PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR GRAZING PROGRAM

Livestock producers in the Lower Loup Natural Resources District waiting for funds for planned grazing systems may see progress in cost-share assistance after a transfer of funds was approved at the April 26th meeting of the Lower Loup Natural Resources District Board of Directors. Read more.

LOWER LOUP NRD PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SARGENT POOL

The city of Sargent will get a financial assist towards the cost of a new liner for the community's swimming pool from the Lower Loup Natural Resources District. Read more.

ORD IS TOP TEAM AT NORTH CENTRAL ENVIROTHON

A team of students from Ord finished on top at the North Central Region Envirothon Contest hosted by the Lower Loup Natural Resources District in Columbus on March 5th. Read more.

DIRECTORS, STAFF HONORED FOR SERVICE TO NRD

Four Directors and four staff members from the Lower Loup Natural Resources District were honored for their years of service to the NRD at the Annual Awards Dinner in Ord on December 20, 2012. Read more.

LLNRD BOARD APPROVES GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT RULES CHANGES

Landowners who irrigate with water from a lagoon will be allowed to supplement that water with groundwater, if the irrigated acres were certified with the Lower Loup Natural Resources District prior to October 1st. Read more.

LOWER LOUP NRD BOARD CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF SERVICE TO BASIN

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District and the state’s 22 other NRDs are celebrating 40 years of service to the residents of Nebraska. Read more.

HAYING AND GRAZING ALLOWED ON ACRES IN BUFFER STRIP PROGRAM

Ranchers and farmers affected by the on-going drought are reminded that land enrolled in the Nebraska Buffer Strip Program in the Lower Loup Natural Resources District can be hayed or grazed. Read more.

LOWER LOUP NRD BOARD APPROVES PIBEL LAKE REC AREA TRANSFER

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District Board of Directors has approved a quit claim deed from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the last step in transferring the Pibel Lake Recreation Area to the NRD. Read more.

LOWER LOUP NRD RECEIVES TRUST GRANT FOR FINAL YEAR OF IRRIGATION PROGRAM

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District has been approved for funding for the third year of a three-year “Irrigation Monitoring Program” from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Read more.

NEW SUBDISTRICT BOUNDARIES APPROVED

New boundaries for the subdistricts in the Lower Loup Natural Resources District have been approved by the NRD’s Board of Directors. Read more.

LOWER LOUP NRD BOARD SETS PENALTY FOR ILLEGAL IRRIGATION

Irrigators who violate the Lower Loup Natural Resources District regulations prohibiting the irrigation of uncertified acres will face the loss of twice as many acres the following crop year. Read more.

LLNRD, UNIVERSITY MONITORING GROUNDWATER LEVELS

The Lower Loup NRD is working with the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln to install real-time groundwater-level monitoring equipment in dedicated monitoring wells across the District. Read more.

LLNRD OKAYS FUNDING FOR COLUMBUS LEVEE WORK

NRD funding totaling $839,964 to assist with the cost of recertifying levees that protect the lives and property of Columbus residents has been approved by the Lower Loup Natural Resources District Board of Directors. Read more.

FULLY APPROPRIATED DESIGNATION REVERSED

The Director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources announced March 30th that he had determined the lower Platte River Basin, including its Loup and Elkhorn River tributaries, was not fully appropriated. Read more.

LOWER LOUP BOARD APPROVES NEW GROUNDWATER RULES

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District Board of Directors gave approval to changes and additions to the NRD’s groundwater management rules following a public hearing in Ord September 27th. Read more.

To view the Lower Loup NRD's Groundwater Rules and Regulations, click here.

MEASURE RAIN WITH AN NERAIN GAUGE

With more showers hopefully on the way, volunteers are still being sought from townships in each of the counties served by the Lower Loup Natural Resources District for the NeRain program. NeRain is short for Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network. Read more.

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