Lower Platte South
Natural Resources District
protecting lives, protecting property, protecting the future

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Field Trips
Education Resources
Nature Clubs & Nights
Tree Programs
Water Quality Green Best Management Practices
terrace systems
Summer Conservation Program
farm ponds

Private sector layout
buffer and filter strips
wild nebraska
ground water
Rules & Regulations
Management Plan
Annual Review
Special Management Areas
Well Permit
Monitoring Results
Phase Two and Three Areas
Cost-Sharing Assistance
Certify Irrigated Acres
Tips & Games
Integrated Management
Integrated Management Plan
Water Balance Study
Water for the Future
community assistance
conservation easement

Terrace Systems, Waterways, Basins & Grass Seeding

The NRD will assist landowners with the planning, design, and cost of installing soil and water conservation practices on their property. These practices will reduce the loss of topsoil and control small gullies that contribute to the siltation of our streams and lakes.

Eligible practices include terrace systems with either grassed waterways or underground "tile" outlets, grassed waterways, diversion, water and sediment control basins, or the seeding of grass on cropland.

In addition to assisting the landowner with the planning and design of the practices, the NRD reimburses the landowner for a portion of the installation cost. The cost-share percentage paid by the NRD is typically 60% of the NRD average cost. The maximum cost-sharing amount for untargeted areas is $10,000

Contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office to determine what soil and water conservation practices are needed and the most current information concerning this cost-share program in your county.

You local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office will assist you with completing your application in Butler, Cass, Lancaster, Otoe, Saunders, and Seward counties.