The Upper Niobrara White NRD serves the citizens of Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and most of Sioux Counties. We are dedicated to the conservation of natural resources of Northwest Nebraska.


The Upper Niobrara White NRD currently employs ten staff members. Seven employees work at the UNWNRD office in Chadron and three work as NRCS Secretaries in the Alliance, Chadron and Rushville field offices.

Patrick O'Brien, General Manager
Manages all District operations and policies, Budget development
Lynn Webster, Assistant Manager

Ground Water Quantity, Well Permits, GIS, Cost-share Programs: Flow meters, Pivot conversions, Home water treatment systems, Well Decommissioning


Craig Eddie, Natural Resources Coordinator

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Tree orders, windbreak planning, wildlife habitat planning, cost-share programs: WILD Nebraska, Corners for Wildlife. Assists with irrigation flow meter reading and chemigation inspections


Kylen Armstrong, Office Manager

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Accounting, Payroll, Billing, Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program (NSWCP) processing, Chemigation Program, Budget Assistance, Wellness Coordinator

Haley Anders, Water Resources Manager
Water Programs Support, Chemigation Program, Irrigation Flow meter reading, Water sample collection, Chemigation inspections, Tree Program support


Nevin Price, Resources Technician
Water programs support, irrigation flow meter reading, water sample collection, chemigation inspections, tree program support
Brenda Schnell, Alliance NRCS Field Office Secretary
NRCS/UNWNRD liaison, NRCS Secretary
Tricia Goes, Chadron NRCS Field Office Secretary

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NRCS/UNWNRD liaison, NRCS Secretary

Glenda Cushing, Rushville NRCS Field Office Secretary
NRCS/UNWNRD liaison, NRCS Secretary