Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District

The Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District is one of 23 natural resources districts in the State of Nebraska.  It has been charged with the responsibility of managing, protecting and developing Nebraska's natural resources for the good of the state and future generations.  

 The Upper Elkhorn NRD  Objectives:

  • Erosion Prevention and Control
  • Prevention of Damages from Flood Water & Sediment
  • Flood Prevention and Control
  • Soil Conservation
  • Water Supply for Beneficial Uses
  • Development, Management, Utilization and Conservation of Groundwater and Surface Water
  • Pollution Control
  • Solid Waste Disposal and Sanitary Drainage
  • Drainage Improvement and Channel Rectification
  • Development and Management of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
  • Development and Management of Recreational Park Facilities
  • Forestry and Range Management

     The Upper Elkhorn NRD consists of 3,097 square miles or 1,954,560 acres of rangeland, grassland and cropland.  It is made up of 99% Antelope County; the southern 60 % of Holt County; eastern 60% of Rock County; and northern 25% of Wheeler County.

     The budget for the Upper Elkhorn NRD is derived from Nebraska's General Fund, state aid, local property taxes, district sales, necessary cash reserve and cooperative agreements with other agencies. The Upper Elkhorn NRD FY 2004-2005 budget totals $1,491,176 with a local tax asking of $359,989. This amounted to a mill levy of 0.025051 or 2.5 cents for every $100 of valuation. 

       The Upper Elkhorn NRD is governed by 15 Board of Directors who are elected by the general public. Each director is elected to a four year term within one of seven subdistricts and one director is elected to an at-large position.

Contact Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District

Beth Walsh
Information and Education/Chemigation Coordinator
301 N. Harrison
Oneill, Nebraska  68763-2231
Phone: (408) 336-3867
Fax: (408) 336-1832


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Holt County, Nebraska

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