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Upper Niobrara-White NRD

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Office Information

Name Address Phone Numbers
Robin Foulk
District Conservationist
1006 West 6th Street
Chadron, NE 69337-2909
Phone: (308) 432-4616, ext. 3
Fax: (308) 432-4706


  • District Conservationist Biographical Sketch
  • Resource Needs and Concerns
  • Priorities Addressed by NRCS
  • Upper Niobrara-White NRD homepage

    District Conservationist Biographical Sketch

    Robin Foulk
    Robin J. Foulk
    District Conservationist
    Upper Niobrara White NRD


  • 1977 -- Graduated from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri with Associate of Fine Arts Degree.
  • 1977/1978 -- Attended Montana State College.
  • 1980 -- Graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources, Soil Survey option.

    I began my career with NRCS in 1979 as a student trainee at the Holdrege, Nebraska Field Office. While attending UNL, I worked in the soil survey laboratory and water resource sections in the Nebraska State Office. During the next 20 years of my career with NRCS, I worked in Lexington, Nebraska and Grand Island, Nebraska as a soil conservationist. When the need arose, I detailed to Aurora, Osceola, and Central City. In 1983, I became the District Conservationist at Columbus, Nebraska and remained in that position for eight years. In May, 1991, I was selected to fill the District Conservationist position in Crawford, Nebraska. In August of 1992, the NRCS office was moved to Chadron for co-location.

    Resource Needs and Concerns

    A diversity of resource needs and concerns exist and have been identified by the Upper Niobrara White NRD Local Work Group. These concerns are listed in descending order of priority:
    • Noxious Weeds
    • Wind Erosion
    • Grazing Land, especially water distribution problems
    • Water Quality
    • Irrigation Water Management
    • Decreasing Groundwater Levels, primarily in Box Butte County
    • Wildlife Habitat
    • Stream Bank Erosion and Riparian Areas
    • Water Erosion
    • Overgrazing

    Priorities Addressed 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.