The Little Blue NRD (LBNRD) and Tri-Basin NRD (TBNRD) are jointly working with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources to develop voluntary integrated management plans (V-IMPs) for the Little Blue River Basin portions within the two districts. While a “basin-wide plan” is not required, the two districts recognize the value of coordinating water management discussions and activities regarding their shared river basin.

To aid in the development of goals and objectives for the V-IMP, each district assembled a stakeholder group. These 39 stakeholders, 22 from LBNRD and 17 from TBNRD, self-volunteered to serve as stakeholders and represent a diverse cross-section of both NRDs. The map below illustrates the geographic distribution of the stakeholder group.

FINAL LB VIMP Stakeholder Map

As of April 1, 2017, a total of seven meetings have been held: one joint stakeholder meeting, four LBNRD stakeholder meetings, and three TBNRD stakeholder meetings. The purpose of the joint stakeholder meetings is to allow stakeholders of each district the opportunity to discuss common goals and objectives for the Little Blue River Basin.

LB V-IMP Stakeholder InterviewsAs part of the public involvement process, each of the 39 project stakeholders was individually interviewed by Steve Wolf, the lead facilitator for the project. These one-on-one stakeholder interviews were held between April 22 and May 4, 2016 and provided an opportunity for stakeholders to express his or her individual thoughts and concerns about the V-IMP project and process. Each stakeholder was asked the same 10 questions, and their consolidated and intermixed responses are available here.

Project Contracts

Coordination Meeting Minutes

Stakeholder Involvement Plan

Joint NRD
Stakeholder Meetings

Held in Hastings, Nebraska
at Adams County Fairgrounds
947 South Baltimore Ave

Meeting #1: March 29, 2016 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Meeting #2: TBD

Little Blue NRD
Stakeholder Meetings

Held in Davenport, Nebraska
at Davenport Community Center
110 S Linden Ave

Meeting #1: May 19, 2016 | 7-9 p.m.

Meeting #2: Sept. 15, 2016  |  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Meeting #3: Dec. 5, 2016  |  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Meeting #4: March 20, 2017  |  7:00-9:00 p.m.

Meeting #5: TBD

Tri-Basin NRD
Stakeholder Meetings

Held in Minden, Nebraska
at Kearny County Fairgrounds
2200 N. Hwy 10

Meeting #1: May 18, 2016 | 7-9 p.m.

Meeting #2: Sept. 22, 2016  |  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Meeting #3: Dec. 8, 2016  |  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Meeting #4: TBD

Project Photos

Project Contacts

Little Blue NRD
Mike Onnen
monnen@littlebluenrd.org 402.364.2145
Tri-Basin NRD
John Thorburn
jthorburn@tribasinnrd.org
308.995.6688
Dept. of Natural Resources
Amy Zoller
amy.zoller@nebraska.gov
402.741.0625
JEO Consulting Group
Steve Wolf
swolf@jeo.com
402.392.9907