Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District 

     Protecting Lives * Protecting Property * Protecting the Future

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Water Quality Cost-Share Sign Up


The Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District will be accepting applications for its Water Quality Cost-Share Program through December 31, 2016.  Items available for cost-share include surge valves, low pressure nozzles, and converting siphon tubes to gated pipes, soil moisture sensors. Cost-share is limited to 50% up to $2,500 per application. Cost-share for Soil Moisture Sensors is limited to 50% up to $1,000 per application.  Cost-share for Well Decommissioning is also available, please call for more information. Applications are available at the MNNRD office in Valentine, or at the Valentine and Ainsworth NRCS offices.  Any questions regarding this program should be directed to Tim Storm at the MNNRD Valentine office (402) 376-3241.

Natural Resources Internship Available

We are looking for someone to intern in 2016-2017, length of internship can be 6-12 months.

A great opportunity for those interested in the biology, agricultural sciences, or natural

resources sciences. This is a paid internship that will be based out of. Anyone interested should

send a resume and completed application by the closing date of Friday, July 29, 2016, or

applications will be accepted until filled, to Middle Niobrara NRD, 526 E. 1st Street,

Valentine, NE 69201.  Please contact the MNNRD office at (402) 376-3241 if you have any


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Wood Chips for Sale

5 gallon bucket........................... $2.50

Wheel Borrow load........................$10.00

Tractor bucket [2 cubic yards].......$50.00

Dump Truck load [13 cubic yards]...$400.00

*prices subject to sales tax*

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Middle Niobrara NRD Awards Scholarships~

The Middle Niobrara NRD would like to recognize the winners of this year's scholarship.  Chosen for the award is Lindse Painter and Caden Billings. 

Congratulations and best of luck in the future!


The Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District will hold their regular Board of
Directors Meeting on MondayDecember 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Middle Niobrara NRD office, 526 E. 1st St., Valentine, NE.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 402-376-3241.  Individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids and service necessary for participation, by contacting the Middle Niobrara NRD at the address or phone number listed above.  Agenda kept current at MNNRD office.


At the June 8, 2015 Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District Board of Director's Meeting, the        Board approved a 6-month Temporary Stay on the addition of new groundwater irrigated acres, in compliance with Neb. Rev. Stat. 46-707(2).  The Board also requested that the Nebraska          Department of Natural Resources implement a similar 6-month Stay on new surface water              irrigated acres. These temporary Stays went into effect on June 29, 2015.  At the December 14,          2015 Board of Director's Meeting, it was determined the Stays should be continued until the       completion of the Integrated Management Plan for the District.  If you have questions about the          Stays please contact the MNNRD office at 402-376-3241.


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If you have any plastic dog/cat food bags you would like to donate for next year's tree packing, please bring them by the office. Thanks!