Each spring the Nemaha NRD plants and distributes trees for conservation purposes – windbreaks, shelterbelts, wildlife habitat, firewood, and Christmas trees. Orders are accepted beginning November 1 each year. A planting service is also available for orders over 200. You must reside within or own property within the Nemaha NRD’s boundaries to be eligible to order.
Both a no-till grass drilling service and a grassland rental drill are available for small seeding projects.
A 12-foot Miller grassland drill is available to rent for $9/acre; a $100 deposit is required. Advance reservation is required.
This program is a partnership between the Nemaha NRD and the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission to create or improve habitat on private land. Cost-share based activities are categorized as grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, or general. Approved activities vary but could include prescribed burning, disking, or interseeding legumes, for example. Both state and local funds are used to support the program. Contact the NRD office for more details.
Created in 1998 by the Nebraska Legislature, this program encourages landowners to establish grass or riparian buffers along vulnerable surface water resources. Funding comes from a fee assessed on pesticides registered for sale in Nebraska. Eligible Areas – Any cropland (in annual crops or legumes as part of a rotation) adjacent to perennial or seasonal streams, wetlands, permanent water bodies.
Dryland cropland payment rate for land also enrolled in CRP or other government funded programs is 20% of the weighted average soil rental rate per acre. Land not enrolled in another program receives 120% of the rental rate plus $5 per acre, less payments from other sources. In either case the maximum total payment from all sources is limited to $250/acre.
Irrigated cropland enrolled in CRP or other government funded programs shall receive $250/acre minus payments from other sources.
Irrigated land not enrolled in CRP shall receive $225/acre minus payment from other programs.
Payments are made annually on September 30 by the NRD.
Nemaha Natural Resources District