The Lower Loup NRD, which is the largest NRD in Nebraska based on a geographical area of 1923 square miles, comprises 10.3% of the state of Nebraska and 52% of the Loup Basin. All or parts of 15 counties are located within the Lower Loup NRD boundaries. Field office locations are as follows:
Improve range condition through planned grazing systems on 50,000 acres with its related practices such as livestock pipelines, tanks, wells, cross fencing and brush control.
Control excessive erosion on marginal cropland and rangeland through range and pasture seeding, proper location of water and salt, cross fencing, etc.
Secondary goals for the Lower Loup Grazingland Management Area are:
Improve water quality through sediment retention practices such as terraces, crop residue management, conservation cropping sequences, cover crops, animal waste management systems, riparian buffer strips and other soil loss reduction practices
Improve the carrying capacity of rangeland through an aggressive cedar tree control program.
Initiate a leafy spurge control program through the use of biological and chemical controls.