Upcoming Events

August 2018

9 Board Meeting-

ULNRD Office 7 PM CT

22 ULNRD Jr High Field Day

24    Nebraska State Fair Begins


September 2018

3  Labor Day- Office Closed

11-13 Husker Harvest Days

13    Board Meeting-

ULNRD Office 7 PM CT


October 2018

8         Columbus Day- ULNRD Office Closed

11        Board Meeting- Gudmundsen Research Center, Whitman, NE @ 2pm CT

13-14   Hunter's Safety Course








     Sign up today for the third annual Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE).  ACE is for middle school students who have completed sixth, seventh and eighth grades in the 2011-2012 school year and who are interested in having fun and learning about Nebraska Natural Resources.  ACE is hosted at the State 4-H Youth Camp near Halsey, June 17th-20th and is organized by Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD).

     The four-day adventure camp focuses on water resources, soil and land, forestry, range and grassland, and wildlife, while educating campers through hands-on activities on the importance of protecting our natural resources. During ACE, campers have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and dig into nature and form a new understanding of the environment through interactive participation. 

     In addition, campers have the chance to experience nature through activities such as tubing, archery, zip line, water rockets, the water slide and other adventures.  Campers also will learn about possible careers in the area of natural resources from the professionals who work there every day. This is a great opportunity to get our youth involved in learning about natural resources through hands-on activities with experts that are excited about natural resources.

     Fees and registration is $185.00 dollars per camper.  Many NRDs offer scholarships for the four day camp, contact your local NRD to see if assistance is available.  Space is limited and the registration deadline is May 25, 2012.  The Upper Loup NRD offers one full scholarship per sub-district.

Scholarship Form

Brochure/Registration Form

     ACE is sponsored by Nebraska NRDs, Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, Olsen Agricultural Laboratory, Hooker County Turner Youth Initiative, the Nebraska Environmental Trust and Nebraska Academy of Science, Inc. Nebraska NRDs and NARD partnered with several organizations to help make the camp a success.  Partnering organizations included: University of Nebraska, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nebraska National Forest, Nebraska State 4-H Camp, and Nebraska Pheasants Forever. 



Upper Loup Natural Resources District Notice of Public Hearing


   The Upper Loup NRD will conduct a public hearing on Thursday May 10, 2012 to receive public testimony in regards to proposed amendments to the Upper Loup NRD Ground Water Management Area Rules and Regulations. Revisions include an acre feet withdrawal per year, Phase 2 Area water quality rules and regulations were added, and the sunset date on the allotment of 2,500 new irrigated groundwater acres annually has been removed.

    The hearing will be at 7:00 p.m. CT, at the Upper Loup NRD office in Thedford, NE.

     A full text copy of the amended Ground Water Management Area Rules and Regulations can be obtained from the Upper Loup NRD office or viewed and downloaded from



Small Acreage Tree Packages Available

Do you have enough protection? Trees provide important benefits such as protecting homes from wind and snow, helps reduce heating and cooling costs, prevents soil erosion, and provides wildlife habitat. The Upper Loup NRD has a new Small Acreage Tree Packages available for order. Each package will include 10 each of the following species:  Ponderosa Pine, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Hackberry, Chokecherry, and American Cranberrybush. Price is $50.00 per package.  To order or for more information contact Kyle at the Upper Loup NRD office at 308-645-2250.




Prescribed Burn Training Workshops

Nebraska Pheasants Forever Chapter is hosting a burn school in Thedford, NE January 26, 2012 at Brahmer's Steakhouse & Saloon, 39359 Hwy2, Thedford, NE.

For more information and to register visit Pheasants Forever website or call 308-428-3062.


Applications Required for Irrigators That Are Planning to Add NEW Irrigated Acres 

Application forms for landowners interested in developing new irrigated acres are now available online, at the ULNRD office in Thedford or can be mailed out upon request by calling the office at 308-645-2250.  The forms are available now so that each applicant has the appropriate time to complete the form, but landowners are reminded that applications will only be accepted by the NRD till December 31.  Landowners will be notified of their application’s outcome by January 31.

According to state statue and the Upper Loup NRD Ground Water Rules and Regulations, through year 2012 the district is allowed up to 2,500 new acres of groundwater irrigation annually.  If applications for new irrigation acres exceed the 2,500 a ranking process will be used to determine the acres that will be approved.  The criteria reviewed in the ranking process include the status of groundwater and surface water levels, the concentration of irrigation, the type of acre being developed, the type of irrigation system to be used, and the soil classification.

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