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Nebraska Bufferstrip Program

Riparian BufferWhat is a Buffer? Conservation buffers are best described as strips or other areas of land in permanent vegetation that help control pollutants and manage other environmental concerns. Conservation buffers are a simple way to help you stay profitable and protect your most vaulable asset: your land. Buffers are also a great way to demonstrate your commitment to conservation.

How to sign up: The staff at your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Minden, Holdrege or Elwood, or Tri-Basin NRD can help you identify the buffer practices best suited to your operation. If your bufferstrip Filter Stripapplication is approved, you can earn up to $250 per acre per year for the length of your contract period (usually 5 to 10 years). The Nebraska Bufferstrip Program is sponsored by the United State Department of Agriculture.


Click here to visit the Nebraska Department of Agriculture's website.


For more information about the Nebraska Bufferstrip Program, contact Charles Brooks at