Landowner Cost-Share

Landowner Cost-Share

The Lower Platte South Natural Resource District (LPSNRD) helps landowners pay for improvements designed to enhance conservation of natural resources through our cost-sharing programs. Each year, LPSNRD cost-shares with approximately 250 landowners who make improvements to reduce soil erosion.  These include creating terraces and grassed waterways on their fields, constructing sediment basins and more.  These measures lead to better quality surface water. In order to provide these cost-sharing programs, we work with several other government agencies including:

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Formerly called the Soil Conservation Service, the NRCS is a part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a federal agency with an office in most counties. NRCS provides technical assistance with installing conservation practices, such as design and layout of projects.
     
  • Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR): The NDNR is a state agency that allocates state funds to each Natural Resource District for cost-sharing on conservation practices. LPSNRD will forward some cost-share claims on to NDNR for payment.

The amount of LPSNRD cost-sharing varies from program-to-program. Occasionally the district designates targeted areas where the cost-sharing is even higher than the listed amount in order to encourage best management practices in those areas. Unfortunately, we can no longer cost-share on terrace/basin layouts by private contractors.