Information and Education


  • ACE Camp is held in June at the Halsey 4-H Camp in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills.
    About the Camp:
    The Adventure Camp about the Environment is hosted by Nebraska's Natural Resources and is designed for 6-8th graders who want to learn more about natural resources. If you need an outdoor adventure for summer, please check out more about ACE Camp on facebook or at
  • Conservation Awards

  • Conservation Festival

  • Projects WET, WILD and Learning Tree

  • Presentations

  • Scholarships

  • Land Judging

  • Land Judging is a competition that enables high school students to gain a better understanding of land evaluation and soil structure. Participants learn to recognize physical characteristics of soil, determine the lands capacity for crop production, and assess best management practices that will properly maintain the land.
    The UNWNRD co-sponsors the Western Panhandle Region District Land Judging every three years. Other agencies involved with Land Judging competitions are local Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), the University of Nebraska Extension and any other agency willing to assist with the competition. Vocational agriculture instructors also do a great deal of work to help ensure the success of the competition.


    For a list of contest rules, or the Guide Book of information please visit the NARD Land Judging website. For more information about the 2013 winners or future contests, contact us at 308-432-6190
  • Range Judging

  • NeRAIN