Outreach & Service

The personnel of the Conservation and Survey Division strive to interact productively with stakeholders in numerous ways. Through various forms of outreach, CSD maintains its strong commitment to the effective dissemination of scientific expertise, data, and analyses.

Recent interviews and other press coverage of CSD activities:

  • Beatrice Daily Sun
  • KETV Television
  • KNOP Television
  • KNPL Television
  • KOLN Television
  • KODY Radio
  • Lincoln Journal-Star
  • National Drought Mitigation Center Droughtscape
  • Omaha World-Herald
  • NET Radio
  • Prairie Fire Magazine

Organizations and activities in which CSD personnel have recently participated or currently participate:

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment
  • Geological Society of America
  • Governor’s Water Funding Task Force
  • Heartland Bioenergy and Water Resources Workshop
  • Nebraska Water Center/Kearney Chamber Platte Basin Tour
  • Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance
  • Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association
  • Nebraska Geological Society
  • Nebraska GIS Council
  • Nebraska Ground Water Monitoring Advisory Committee
  • Nebraska State Irrigation Association
  • Nebraska Surface Water Monitoring Council 
  • Nebraska Water Center Advisory Board
  • Nebraska Water Leaders Academy
  • Nebraska Water Resources Association Board of Directors
  • Nebraska Well Drillers Association (plus Field Trips and Annual Convention)
  • North-Central Section, Geological Society of America
  • Quality-Assessed Agrichemical Contaminant Database for Nebraska Ground Water
  • Republican River Basin Task Force
  • Shallow Exploration Driller’s Clinic
  • West Central Water and Crops Field Day

University organizations and activities:

  • Cedar Point Biological Station (geological field trips)
  • Chancellor’s Speakers Bureau
  • University of Nebraska State Museum display “Minerals and Meteorites”
  • UN-L Soil Judging Team (housed and supported by CSD)

Recent presentations by CSD personnel:

  • Bethany Lutheran Preschool
  • Concordia College
  • Fillmore County Extension
  • Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum
  • Izaak Walton League
  • Kellogg National Soil Survey Laboratory
  • Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club
  • Midwest Groundwater Conference
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Brownbag Seminar
  • Nebraska-Iowa District Kiwanis Clubs
  • Nebraska LEAD Program
  • Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Omaha Gem and Mineral Club
  • Optimists International, Nebraska District
  • Pius X High School
  • Platte River Recovery and Implementation Program Water Advisory Committee
  • Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District
  • Wachiska Audobon Society
  • Water Round Table
Observing Bluff
CSD geologists exploring the Neogene stratigraphy and landforms during a field trip in the Nebraska Panhandle.
Paul Hanson
CSD geologist Paul Hanson explains the stratigraphy of the Platte Valley during a recent field trip.
Mark Burbach
Mark Burbach and Nebraska Water Leaders Academy participants at work.
NWDA Field Trip
Participants examine an outcrop of the Ft. Hays Limestone Member of the Niobrara Formation (Upper Cretaceous) on the 2014 Nebraska Well Drillers Association (NWDA) Geology Field Trip.
Identifying rocks for the public
CSD personnel and an interested stakeholder examine a specimen of anorthosite from a gravel pit in Nebraska.
The CSD display booth at the 2002 NWDA convention.
The CSD display booth at the 2002 Nebraska Well Drillers Association convention.
The CSD display at the Greater Kansas City Area Gem and Mineral   Show in 2001.
The CSD display at the Greater Kansas City Area Gem and Mineral Show in 2001.