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Geocaching Rules

The LPSNRD Board of Directors has adopted these rules and regulations for establishing geocaches on NRD land. Please report any misuse of property to the Lower Platte South NRD, 402-476-2729, or to the county sheriff. Have fun and be safe!

Placement of a cache on Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) property must be secured with a Special Occasion Permit. LPSNRD property allowing the placement of caches includes: Community Wetlands Management Areas, Conservation Corridors and Wildlife Management Areas. Permits may be obtained by contacting the LPSNRD office at (402) 476-2729, on-line at or in person at 3125 Portia Street, Lincoln, NE 68521.

Cache Permits
1. The person applying for a permit must provide a valid address, telephone number, e-mail address, vehicle license number and the web site address on which the cache will be posted.

2. The location of the cache must be pre-approved by the General Manager whose main concern will be public safety and the prevention of undesirable impacts to natural and cultural resources. The General Manager will advise of any off limits areas, other permitted caches and possible prescribed burn areas for the calendar year.

3. Once the cache is placed, the applicant must return to the LPSNRD office to record the exact cache location, including GPS coordinates, which will be added to the permit.

4. All permits will be in effect for the calendar year. A new permit will need to be applied for and authorized each year. NOTE: If during the effective period of a permit, a permit holder wants to change the location of the cache, a new permit must be issued and the effective permit cancelled.

5. Upon the expiration of a permit, the permit holder is responsible for removing the cache and for removing the cache location from all web sites and any information source. If the permit holder fails to remove the cache, it will be removed by LPSNRD staff and held for ten (10) days after which staff will dispose of the cache. Confiscation and disposal by staff will be recorded and filed.

Cache containers and contents
1. Cache containers must be non-breakable, waterproof and have some form of latch or other closing mechanism to prohibit content exposure to wildlife. Cache containers must be marked “Geocache Container” on the outside of the container.

2. Caches may not contain inappropriate or dangerous items. Such items include, but are not limited to; food, medications, personal/hygiene products, pornography, weapons of any type, etc. Log books are encouraged in lieu of exchange items.

3. All caches are subject to random inspection by LPSNRD staff. Staff has the authority to immediately remove any item held in a cache deemed unacceptable. Non-permitted caches will be removed by area staff and held for 30 days. An attempt will be made to locate the cache owner. If the cache is not claimed in 30 days, staff will dispose of the cache.

Cache Locations
1. The location of a cache must be pre-approved by the General Manager.

2. Physical caches are prohibited inside or attached to any LPSNRD facility or structure. Caches may not be placed in locations that may lead to the creation of spur trails. Caches may not be placed in dangerous, inappropriate, or protected areas and habitats, on cliffs, underground or underwater.

3. No digging is permitted. Caches cannot be buried, nor may soil, vegetation or stones be disturbed to place a cache.

1. The use of metal detectors in cache searches is expressly prohibited.

2. If geocaching activities as a whole are found to have a negative impact on LPSNRD resources or if safety becomes an issue in geocache searches, the General Manager may ban geocaching from certain areas of LPSNRD property.

3. Failure to comply with LPSNRD guidelines will result in the revocation of effective geocaching permits. Continued failure to comply with these guidelines will prevent the issuance of any further geocaching permits to the non-compliant group or individual.

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