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Summer Internship Program

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Middle Republican NRD Summer Internship program employs college students who have an interest in natural resources management or agronomy.  The purpose of the internship program is to provide students a wide range of natural resources-related work with an emphasis on water management.  This is s full-time temporary position (mid-May to mid-August) that pays $10.00 per hour.  Working hours are 8AM to 5PM (sometimes later in evenings) Monday through Friday.  Work is mostly, but not exclusively, outdoors.  Interns will work with staff from the NRD, irrigation consultants, and producers. 

Summer Internship Program

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Middle Republican NRD Summer Internship program employs college students who have an interest in natural resources management or agronomy.  The purpose of the internship program is to provide students a wide range of natural resources-related work with an emphasis on water management.  This is s full-time temporary position (mid-May to mid-August) that pays $10.00 per hour.  Working hours are 8AM to 5PM (sometimes later in evenings) Monday through Friday.  Work is mostly, but not exclusively, outdoors.  Interns will work with staff from the NRD, irrigation consultants, and producers. 

MRNRD SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

Friday, February 9, 2018

April 6, 2018 - Two $500.00 scholarships are available for high school students in the Middle Republican Natural Resources District.  Preference will be given to those applicants who plan to major in a natural resources or agricultural related field.  Applicants must live within the Middle Republican Natural Resources District as well, which consists of Frontier, Red Willow, Hitchcock, Hayes, and the southern half of Lincoln County.

Planting Trees in The Middle Republican NRD

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Middle Republican NRD has many varieties of trees and shrubs available to landowners.  The trees may be purchased as hand plants (you plant the trees yourself) or as machine plants (the district plants them for you).  The tree planting crew, using a machine tree planter, is capable of planting thousands of seedlings in a day.  Here at the MRNRD, you can pick up a handy guide, “Conservation Trees for Nebraska” which allows you to study the trees available in your area.  Since 2007, 250,870 trees have been planted in our district.

February Regular Meeting Notice 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meeting at Red Willow County Fairgrounds Community Building in backroom at West 5th and O Streets in McCook, Nebraska on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1:30 P.M.  The agenda, kept current, is available during regular business hours at the NRD office in Curtis.  Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations should call the NRD at 308-367-4281 or 800-873-5613 five days prior to the meeting.

Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program

Friday, January 26, 2018

Some of these benefits of CSP include:

·       Improved cattle gains per acre;

·       Increased crop yields;

·       Decreased inputs;

·       Wildlife population improvements; and

·       Better resilience to weather extremes.

Reminder on Irrigation Usage

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The 2013-2017 allocation period is in its last year, along with that has come several questions about water usage and penalties. The MRNRD Board of Directors has approved the next allocation period for 2018- 2022 and producers will have 60” allocation plus an allowable reserve of up to 12” (IF YOU HAVE IT AVAILABLE OR AS ADJUSTED FOR PENALTIES IMPOSED BY OVERUSE) from the 2013-2017 allocation period.

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New USGS Map of High Plains Aquifer Represents Conditions After Enacting Changes to Ag Management Practices

Monday, February 27, 2017

Water-level changes from 2002 to 2015 were examined in wells screened in the High Plains aquifer within the Republican River Basin and the results are now available in a 

USDA TO INVEST $150 MILLION THROUGH CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM TO HELP IMPROVE WORKING LANDS

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and Tribal working lands.

“MIDDLE REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT GOING TO SUB-DISTRICTS”

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District will be transitioning into sub-districts for their election of board members.  These changes will be in effect for the 2016 election year.  The MRNRD Board of Directors is currently an eleven person board all elected at large.  The new set-up for this board will be a thirteen person board and will result in a major change in how members will be elected. This will be something that hasn’t been looked at or changed for the last 20 years.

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