• The Niobrara National Scenic river comes alive with color in the fall.

    Niobrara

    National Scenic River Nebraska

History & Culture

Bruce and Charity

Andrew & Charity Bruce, founders of the mill at Rocky Ford.

The Niobrara Council

In this land of many ecosystems, human history is ruled by the powerful forces of nature. Follow the links above to discover how people have learned to live here over the millenia and what they left behind.

Did You Know?

Prairie, forests, and river meet

Six distinct ecosystems blend along 76 miles of river: eastern deciduous forest, Rocky Mountain montane forest, northern boreal forest, eastern tall-grass prairie, Sandhills mixed-grass and western short-grass prairie. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara National Scenic River "Nature & Science" page. More...