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.
Each year, the LRNRD grants two scholarships, each worth $1,000, to eligible college students.
Environmental camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
RANGE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS
NE Youth Range Camp for 14-18 year-olds.
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: http://www.tribasinnrd.org/wj_index.html