Upper Elkhorn NRD Programs
WaterNebraska possesses some of the greatest water resources in the nation. To preserve the district’s water resources, the Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District has monitored groundwater levels or static water levels since 1975.
Trees & Wildlife ProgramsTrees are a very important part of our environment. They can be used for windbreaks, to protect livestock, to protect homesteads, wildlife habitat, reduce erosion, buffer noise and to improve the overall scenery of our land.
EducationWe work with students, teachers and the general public to encourage conservation of our natural resources. Our education program includes classroom presentations, public presentations, grants, scholarships, water festivals and the Nebraska Envirothon.
Groundwater Expansion & TransfersThe Upper Elkhorn NRD is taking applications for the expansion of new groundwater irrigated acres during the month of October for the 2021 growing season.
ProjectsThe Bazile GWMA was started by local producers and the NRDs to address rising nitrate levels in area communities and domestic wells. Currently, Creighton, Orchard, and Osmond are under an administrative order for high nitrate concentrations in public drinking water.
We have the responsibility of managing, developing and protecting the soil and water resources found in the district. This responsibility means keeping an eye on soil erosion, wildlife habitats, water supply levels and much more!
While practicing forestry and rangeland management, the UENRD offers many conservation programs to aid landowners in preserving and improving our utilization and conservation of groundwater and surface water.
The Upper Elkhorn NRD staff is available to work with students, teachers, and the general public to promote conservation education and public awareness of our natural resources and how to preserve, protect, and enhance them for future generations.