About

About

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) is comprised of a six county area of southeastern Nebraska, covering nearly one million acres and 300,000 residents. The goal of the LPSNRD is to conserve, develop and manage the water and land resources of the district for the common good of all people. LPSNRD is governed by a 21–member Board.

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District operates and maintains 200 flood control dams, 13 miles of levees, approximately 12 miles of urban stream channels, 50 miles of trails, 9 wildlife management areas, 11 public wetlands, and monitors ground water quantity and quality. LPSNRD also provides project planning and management for additional projects/studies, environmental education, and administers programs that provide annually over $1M in cost-share assistance to landowners to install best management practices (terracing, tree seedlings, meters, buffer strips, well decommissioning, etc.) to improve our water quality and protect our natural resources.​

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District has a history of innovation and leadership; for example, being among the first of the NRDs to utilize conservation easements as a resources protection tool, to develop and manage recreation trails, to acquire and restore wetlands, and to partner with the City of Lincoln in stormwater quality and quantity management. The successful implementation of our programs and projects is due in large part to a commitment of cooperation and collaboration with other local, state, and federal agencies and private organizations and individuals.