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Information & Outreach

Tri-Basin Natural Resources District is the local government agency which is responsible for protection of natural resources in Gosper, Phelps and Kearney Counties in South Central Nebraska. Tri-Basin NRD is unique among Nebraska’s 23 NRDs because it includes portions of three different river basins: the Republican, the Platte, and the Little Blue Basin.

There are 13 members of TBNRD’s Board of Directors, 12 of whom are elected from designated sub-districts and one at-large member. The vision of Tri-Basin NRD, as set forth by these directors, is to work cooperatively with District residents and others to promote good stewardship of land and water resources. 

District personnel also serve our constituents in other ways. NRD personnel and our USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service colleagues survey and design terraces, dams and other conservation practices for local farmers. We monitor and map groundwater and surface water quality and quantity. We create and present informational and educational programs about natural resources for adults and schoolchildren. Tri-Basin NRD also employs college students as interns every summer. These students learn “hands on” about natural resources management.

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Office Hours

Tri-Basin NRD's Office Hours

Tri-Basin NRD's office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The office is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, and Christmas Day.