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Lewis & Clark NRD

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Office Information

Name Address Phone Numbers
Rebekah Jessen
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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Becca Jessen
Becca Jessen
District Conservationist
Lewis & Clark NRD

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: