Developing Nebraska's Natural Resources...
Protecting Lives,
Protecting Property,
Protecting the Future

This LRNRD fund provides monies for cost-share assistance to help encourage the proper decommissioning of water wells that are no longer needed or used.

pdf Well Decommission Cost Share Form

Administered by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Natural Resources Districts and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Fund provides state financial assistance to Nebraska landowners for the installation of approved soil and water conservation measures that improve water quality, conserve water, and help control erosion and sedimentation.

The LRNRD’s annual tree planting program encourages area landowners to engage in soil erosion and conservation practices. On average, the LRNRD sells 25,000 trees each year.


Each year, the LRNRD grants two scholarships, each worth $1,000, to eligible college students.

  pdf Application 2017    pdf Guidelines 2017


Environmental camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

  pdf ACE Information   pdf 2016 ACE Brochure & Registration


NE Youth Range Camp for 14-18 year-olds.

pdf  Range Camp Information    pdf 2016 Range Camp Brochure   pdf 2016 Range Camp Application

Corners For Wildlife gives landowners the option of enrolling in a program to help establish wildlife habitat on center pivot corners not capable of sustaining high yields when planted to row crops. Pivot corners already containing wildlife habitat are not eligible for the program as the object of the program is to establish new wildlife habitat.

Buffer strips are strips of grass and/or trees that slow water runoff, trap sediment and enhance water infiltration in the buffer itself. They also trap fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria, pathogens and heavy metals, minimizing the chances of these potential pollutants reaching surface or groundwater sources.

Water Jamboree, an educational fun day for fifth and sixth grade students, is a cooperative effort provided by the LRNRD, Tri-Basin NRD, University of Nebraska Cooperative extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The event is held annually on the third Wednesday & Thursday in April, located at sites around the Harlan County Reservoir.

Link to Water Jamboree website:

Lower Republican NRD | 30 North John Street | P.O. Box 618 | Alma, NE 68920 | Phone: 308.928.2182 / 800.353.1297 | E-mail: lrnrd @

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