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NRD REPORTS

The Natural Resource Report can be heard every Wednesday at 4:17pm.  You will hear the latest from cooperating Natural Resource Districts: Middle Republican, Upper Republican, Lower Republican, Tri-Basin, Central Platte, and Little Blue NRD's. For more information on any of the 23 Natural Resource Districts in Nebraska go here!

Wednesday
Mar152017

NRD Update, March 15, 2017

Wednesday
Mar152017

NRD Update, March 8, 2017

Wednesday
Mar012017

NRD Update, March 1, 2017

Wednesday
Feb222017

NRD Update, February 22, 2017

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Wednesday
Feb152017

NRD Update, February 15, 2017

Wednesday
Feb082017

NRD Update, February 8, 2017

Wednesday
Feb012017

NRD Update, February 1, 2017

Wednesday
Jan252017

NRD Update, January 25, 2017

Tuesday
Jan172017

NRD Update, January 18, 2017

Wednesday
Jan112017

NRD Update, January 11, 2017

To promote conservation education, the LRNRD offers two $1,000 scholarships
to first, second, and third year college students who have a permanent
residence within the district.  The applicant must plan to major in a
natural resources related field such as forestry, park management, agronomy,
agri-business, etc. and must attend a Nebraska college and be registered
full time.  A qualifying student is only eligible to receive the scholarship
for two years.  Scholarships are paid out $500 per semester and the second
semester payment requires the student to complete the first semester with a
2.75 minimum grade point average.  Applications must include a short essay,
list of extracurricular activities, copy of grades or transcripts, class
ranking if applicable and three letters of recommendation.  The deadline for
applications is April 1, 2017.  Applications and additional information
regarding these scholarships are available at the LRNRD, high schools within
the district and at colleges within Nebraska.  Applications are also
available on our website at www.lrnrd.org.

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Wednesday
Jan042017

NRD Update, January 4, 2017

Wednesday
Dec282016

NRD Update, December 28, 2016

"The best friend of earth of man is the tree.  When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth."

That sentiment was written by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Wright was an American architect, who designed more than a thousand structures. He believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.  

Producers and landowners in Nebraska are organic architects of their own right.  They may not design a thousand structures, but they do incorporate trees and windbreaks into their landscape to increase agricultural productivity, protect natural resources, and enhance environments for people and wildlife.

Have you checked your windbreak to see if it needs to be updated?  If it does, or if you’re considering planting a new windbreak, contact Central Platte NRD at (308) 385-6282.  Conservation seedlings are being sold at ninety cents per seedling.  There are 40 varieties of shrubs, deciduous and conifer seedlings available.

Orders received by December 31st will receive a 10% discount on all tree and fabric weed barrier and will be available for spring planting.

As Alexander Smith said, "A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." 

To place your order by December 31st, call (308) 385-6282 or visit: cpnrd.org- that’s cpnrd.org.

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Wednesday
Dec212016

NRD Update, December 21, 2016

Wednesday
Dec142016

NRD Update - Eagle Viewing at CNPPID Hydropower Plants

Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District provides facilities for the public to watch eagles and other wildlife. Inside the J-2 Hydro power plant, bleachers are set up in front of large windows that allow visitors to see eagles swooping to catch fish and also rest in trees along the banks of the Supply Canal. Spotting scopes are provided and attendants are available to answer questions.

Since Christmas and the New Year occur on weekends this year, the J-2 eagle viewing center will open on Fri., December 23 and Friday December 30 from 8 a.m. until noon to accommodate holiday visitors. The regular viewing season will then begin in January, and the Eagle viewing site will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until the first weekend in March. J-2 is located about seven miles south of Lexington, near the intersection of county roads 749 and 750. Signs along area roads help guide visitors to the plant. There is no charge to visit the facility.

Eagles are attracted to water flowing out below the powerplant, where they feed on fish in the open water.

Several factors influence the number of eagles seen from the facility on any given day, including weather, ice coverage, how many eagles are wintering in the area, and whether the hydroplant is operating. The best viewing time is normally early in the day. For more information about eagles and viewing opportunities, visit Central's Web site at cnppid.com.

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Thursday
Dec012016

NRD Update, November 30, 2016

Thursday
Dec012016

NRD Update, November 23, 2016

Wednesday
Nov162016

NRD Update, November 15, 2016

Wednesday
Nov022016

NRD Update, November 1, 2016

Wednesday
Oct192016

NRD Update, October 19, 2016

Tuesday
Oct042016

NRD Update, October 5, 2016