Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Program
Cost-share funding for installing a wide range of land treatment and irrigation practices is available from the South Platte NRD through the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Fund (NSWCP). The fund helps landowners install conservation practices needed to help protect Nebraska's valuable soil and water resources, usually at a cost-share rate of 50 to 65 percent. Examples of these practices include terraces such as the one in Kimball County shown above, as well as conservation dams, diversions, planned grazing systems, surge valves, flow meters, sprinkler drop nozzles and tailwater recovery pits.
Established in 1977, NSWCP is administered at the state level by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources and is coordinated by the state's 23 Natural Resources Districts. Technical assistance is provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.