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Nemaha NRD


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Office Information

Name Address Phone Numbers

Jeremiah Schutz
District Conservationist

448 N. 12th Street, Suite A
Tecumseh, NE  68450-0626

Phone:  (402) 335-3377 ext. 3
Fax:  (402) 335-3356

           

 

Jeremiah Schutz
District Conservationist
Nemaha NRD

Resources Needs and Concerns

The primary resource concerns as identified by a survey conducted by the Nemaha NRD of 1200 households and by the Local Work Group are:

  • Sustainability of Soil Productivity
  • Flood Control
  • Grassland Health and Productivity
  • Water Quality
  • Health of Stream System

Priorities Addressed by NRCS

NRCS, through a variety of programs and with help from its partners, as and continues to address the district's and work group's priorities in the following ways:

  1. This area has a strong soil conservation ethic and millions of feet of terraces, waterways, diversions, tile outlets, and acres of residue management practices have and continue to be installed under programs such as EQIP and NSWCP.
  2. Thousands of major watershed structures and small farm ponds have been installed to reduce erosion and flooding.  Programs like EQIP, NSWCP, PL 566, NRD Small Dams Program, and Fish and Wildlife Service allow for more structures to be constructed.
  3. Pasture and rangeland acres have and continued to be improved with fencing, water developments, and the use of proper grazing techniques through programs like EQIP and NSWCP.
  4. Water Quality, which has always been a secondary benefit from the installation of conservation practices, is gaining  more attention.  Now several areas have been identified as water quality priority areas and received special consideration through several programs.  All programs offered help benefit water quality.
  5. Stream health is popular with producers who are protecting miles of stream banks with trees and grass buffers under several programs now offering incentives.  Programs affecting stream health include EQIP, CRP, NRD, and Nebraska Buffer Programs, Pheasants Forever, and Nebraska Game and Parks.
  6. While wildlife habitat improvement is a secondary benefit to all our programs it's primary to programs under , CRP, Pheasants Forever, Nebraska Game and Parks, and Fish and Wildlife Service.

Primary Programs and Services

A variety of programs are available to HEL planed users with their resource concerns, and with the district and work group priorities, they include:

Please contact your local NRC office for more information on specific programs or services that may be of interest to you.