Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRD)

Nebraska Naturals Resource District
Every Nebraska Natural Resources District (NRD) offers a variety of programs for students grades K – 12.
Contact your NRD to find out more about the educational programs in your area.


Central Platte NRD
215 Kaufman Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
www.cpnrd.org
(308) 385-6282


Lewis & Clark NRD
608 N. Robinson Avenue
PO Box 518
Hartington, NE 68739-0518
http://www.lcnrd.org
(402) 254-6758


Little Blue NRD
100 East 6th St.
P.O. Box 100
Davenport, NE 68335
http://www.littlebluenrd.org
(402) 364-2145


Lower Big Blue NRD
805 Dorsey St.
P.O. Box 826
Beatrice, NE 68310
http://www.lbbnrd.net
(402) 228-3402


Lower Elkhorn NRD
601 E. Benjamin Avenue, Suite 101
P.O. Box 1204
Norfolk, NE 68702-1204
http://www.lenrd.org
(402) 371-7313


Lower Loup NRD
2620 Airport Drive
Ord, NE 68862-1002
http://www.llnrd.org
(308) 728-3221


Lower Niobrara NRD
410 Walnut St.
P.O. Box 350
Butte, NE 68722
http://www.lnnrd.org
(402) 775-2343


Lower Platte North NRD
511 Commercial Park Road
P.O. Box 126
Wahoo, NE 68066
http://www.lpnnrd.org
(402) 443-4675


Lower Platte South NRD
3125 Portia St.
P.O. Box #83581
Lincoln, NE 68501-3581
http://www.lpsnrd.org
(402) 476-2729


Lower Republican NRD
30 North John Street
PO Box 618
Alma, NE 68920
http://www.lrnrd.org
(308) 928-2182


Middle Niobrara NRD
303 E. Hwy. 20
Valentine, NE 69201
http://www.mnnrd.org
(402) 376-3241


Middle Republican NRD
220 Center
P.O. Box 81
Curtis, NE 69025
http://www.mrnrd.org
(308) 367-4281


Nemaha NRD
62161 Hwy 136
Tecumseh, NE 68450
http://www.nemahanrd.org
(402) 335-3325


North Platte NRD
100547 Airport Road
P.O. Box 280
Scottsbluff, NE 69363-0280
http://www.npnrd.org
(308) 632-2749


Papio Missouri River NRD
8901 S. 154th St.
Omaha, NE 68138-3621
http://www.papionrd.org
(402) 444-6222

Papio Missouri River NRD teacher newsletter lists summer camps and education programs. Papio is based out of Omaha.


South Platte NRD
551 Parkland Drive
P.O. Box 294
Sidney, NE 69162-0294
http://www.spnrd.org
(308) 254-2377

They also have the Groundwater Festival every year. Staff in Sidney are available to provide presentations in classrooms, and work with the local 4-H programs to assist with their projects.  South Platte NRD offers scholarships for the Range and ACE camps each year, and have had an increasing number of applicants over the last few years.


Tri-Basin NRD
1723 N. Burlington
Holdrege, NE 68949
http://www.tribasinnrd.org
(308) 995-6688

Tri-Basin NRD’s school programs are listed below:

  • Each April, we collaborate with Lower Republican, Nebraska Extension, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, NRCS, Kansas Extension, and the Corps of Engineers to host the Water Jamboree. This is a 2 day water festival for 5th grade students from south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Over the 2 days, we educate about 550 students through hands-on sessions on all aspects of water, such as conservation, recreation, safety, and wildlife.
  • Each September, we host the Rainwater Basin Conservation Day for 8th grade students in our district. This event is held completely outdoors at Sacramento-Wilcox Wildlife Management Area. Students rotate through sessions about plants, trees, GPS, insects, wetlands, geology, water resources, and migratory waterfowl. We usually have about 150 students at Conservation Day.
  • We also offer classroom programs at the request of our district’s teachers.

Twin Platte NRD
111 S. Dewey St.
P.O. Box 1347
North Platte, NE 69103-1347
http://www.tpnrd.org
(308) 535-8080


Upper Big Blue NRD
319 E 25th St.
York, NE 68467
http://www.upperbigblue.org
(402) 362-6601


Upper Elkhorn NRD
301 N. Harrison
O’Neill, NE 68763
http://www.uenrd.org
(402) 336-3867


Upper Loup NRD
39252 Highway 2
Thedford, NE 69166
http://www.upperloupnrd.org
(308) 645-2250


Upper Niobrara White NRD
430 E. 2nd St.
Chadron, NE 69337-2433
http://www.unwnrd.org
(308) 432-6190


Upper Republican NRD
511 East 5th St.
P.O. Box 1140
Imperial, NE 69033
http://www.urnrd.org
(308) 882-5173