May Regular Meeting Notice & Agenda 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Middle Republican NRD Office, 208 Center Avenue, Curtis, Nebraska.  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.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Adventure Camp on the Environment (ACE Camp) emphasizes plant-soil-animal relationships, range livestock management, wildlife, aquatics, forestry and water quality. The camp features field and classroom activities designed to provide a well rounded natural resources education.  

***Please fill out the Registration From as well as the Application for the Scholarship opportunity!  You must reside in the district where you are applying for a scholarship!

Hiring: Groundwater Programs Specialist

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Groundwater Programs Specialist Wanted – The Middle Republican Natural Resources District (MRNRD) is accepting applications for a Groundwater Programs Specialist. The person selected for this position will work in the MRNRD office located in Curtis, Nebraska. Applications/resumes will be accepted until 4 PM on April 5, 2019.  All applications are to be submitted to the MRNRD Office in Curtis at 208 Center Ave, P.O.

Middle Republican NRD Disaster Relief Drop Off

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Middle Republican NRD has organized and established a  disaster relief drop off to provide emergency aid to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by recent storms and flooding. 100% of the donations will be distributed to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by these disasters.


Friday, March 1, 2019

April 5, 2019 - 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.

Notice of Order Adopting the Republican River Basin-Wide Plan

Friday, January 25, 2019




Monday, October 22, 2018

Farmers and ranchers interested in preventing erosion, improving soil health, conserving water and wildlife, or making any other natural resource conservation improvements to their property are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Those interested in receiving funding should sign up before Nov. 16, 2018.

Conservation Funding Available for Irrigation Improvements Farmers in southwest Nebraska

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Producers in the Upper, Middle and Lower Republican NRDs in southwest Nebraska, which includes all or portions of Perkins, Chase, Dundy, Lincoln, Hayes, Hitchcock, Frontier, Red Willow, Furnas, Harlan, Franklin, Webster, and Nuckolls counties, may apply for funding to make irrigation system efficiency improvements.  Eligible conservation practices include: converting gravity systems to subsurface drip with a maximum payment of $1,000 per acre; permanently retiring end guns on pivots for $2,000 per acre; and installing high intensity soil moisture sensors for an approximate total of $5,000 o

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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