Upcoming Events

October 2019

10  Board Meeting- ULNRD Office @ 7 pm CT

14  Columbus Day- ULNRD Office Closed

26-27  Firearm Hunter Education 1-6 pm CT @ULNRD office


November 2019

11 Veteran's Day- ULNRD Office Closed

14 Board Meeting- ULRND Office @ 7 pm CT

28 Thanksgiving Day- ULNRD Office Closed

29 ULNRD Office Closed


December 2019

12 Boarding Meeting- ULNRD Office @ 3

25 Christmas Day- ULNRD Office Closed



Yard Enhancement


The Yard Enhancement Program is available to any resident in the district, both in urban and rural settings. The Yard Enhancement program:

•Adds beauty and improves personal health
•Provides privacy and sense of solitude and security
•Reduces air pollution
•Conserves water and reduces soil erosion
•Lowers air temperature
•Reduces noise
•Reduces glare and reflections
•Provides shade and shelters from wind
•Cleans air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen
•Slows rainfall runoff in the urban environment


The homeowner submits an application to the Upper Loup NRD.  The application shall include the homeowner’s name and contact information as well as the number and species of trees to be planted and tree location.  Applications will be funded according to availability of NRD funds.  Applications will be reviewed by the NRD Board and staff on a first come, first served basis.  An application not funded (due to lack of NRD funds) will be kept on file for the following year.

The Upper Loup NRD will examine the planting / yard site prior to application approval or denial.  The homeowner will be notified in writing of approval or denial within a reasonable period of time.  The application will be automatically disqualified if the tree(s) have been planted prior to NRD approval. 

The tree(s) must be planted on private property owned by the landowner listed on the application.  No more than 2 trees will be reimbursed per property owner per year.   Trees must be a minimum of 4 feet in height.  The tree(s) planting must be completed within 12 months from the date of application approval.

Trees must be purchased from stock inspected by the State of Nebraska or from a reputable nursery.  All trees shall either be balled and burlapped, container-grown, or moved to the planting site with a tree spade.

It is recommended upon planting to mulch approximately 4-6 inches away from the base of the tree (which will help prevent disease) a diameter of 3’ feet and 2 inches deep (which helps conserve water and reduce weeds). 

Upper Loup NRD will provide 50% matching funds of the total purchase price for those trees meeting the above guidelines, with a maximum of two trees per producer per year.  Once the ULNRD has inspected the planting and received a copy of the tree receipt and a copy of the approved application the landowner will be reimbursed.

Yard Enhancement Application