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Lewis & Clark NRD

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Office Information

Name Address Phone Numbers
Tyler Specht
District Conservationist
102 East Elm
P.O. Box 46
Hartington, NE 68739-0046
  • Phone: (402) 254-6858 ext. 3
  • Fax: (402) 254-6856

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Tyler Specht

Tyler Specht
District Conservationist
Lewis & Clark NRD

-- 1997 graduated from Hartington Public School
-- 2001 - Bachelor of Science Degree in Diversified Agriculture and minors in Agronomy and Agricultural Economics from University of Nebraska Lincoln
Began employment with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service as a Soil Conservationinist in Hartington in July 2003. In December of 2005, Tyler became the Resource Conservationist in Dixon County. He accepted the position of District Conservatonist in Hartington in May of 2013.

Resource Needs and Concerns

The most serious resource concern throughout Dixon, Cedar, and Knox counties has been erosion of soil on the sloping uplands. Throughout the three-county area, there are 1,506,304 total acres. Approximately 690,000, or 45% of the total land area is currently in row crop production. Over 635,000 acres, or 92%, are determined to be Highly Erodible.

For this reason, the Lewis & Clark NRD Board of Directors have established "Soil Conservation" as the top priority. The following is a listing of all the priorities:

  • Soil Conservation
  • Water Quality and Pollution Control
  • Water Supply
  • Flood Prevention
  • Forestry and Range Management
  • Information and Education
  • Wildlife Management
  • Recreation Facilities

In addition to these priorities, the Local Work Group has also identified grassland resources as an area of concern.

Primary Programs and Service:

NRCS employees in the Lewis and Clark NRD and their partners use a variety of programs to assist landowners with resource concerns. Some of the primary programs utilized include:

  • EQIP - Environmental Quality Incentives Program
  • NSWCP - Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program
  • CRP - Conservation Reserve Program
  • CStP - Conservation Stewardship Program
  • WRP - Wetlands Reserve Program
  • Local NRD Programs