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Upper Elkhorn NRD

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Office Information

Name Address Phone Numbers
Brandon Peterson
District Conservationist
107-A East Highway 20
O'Neill, NE 68763-2111
Phone: (402) 336-3796 ext. 3
Fax: (402) 336-1735


District Conservationist Biographical Sketch

Brandon Peterson photo2001 – Graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with degrees in Animal Science and Grazing Livestock Systems.

I started my career with NRCS in 1997 working as a WAE in the Thedford Field Office during the summers and going to college the rest of the year. I worked as a Soil Conservation Aid until 2005 when I was hired as a Range Management Specialist in the Thedford Field Office. In 2008 I was hired as the Soil Conservationist in the Falls City Field Office where I remained until 2010 when I was promoted to the Resource Conservationist in the O’Neill Field Office. In September of 2016 I was selected as the District Conservationist in the O’Neill Field Office serving the Upper Elkhorn NRD area.

I served in the Nebraska Army National Guard from 1994 until 2006.

Resource Needs and Concerns

  • Water Quality
  • Water Quantity
  • Rangeland Health
  • Soil Health
  • Wind Erosion
  • Water Erosion
  • Wildlife Habitat

Priorities Address by NRCS

NRCS is the primary source for technical expertise and assistance required to address environmental priorities. The staff is actively involved in providing technical assistance related to improvement of rangeland health, water quality, irrigation water management, wind and water erosion.

Primary programs and services