Facilitating Care of and Protection for Niobrara NSR
Unlike many national parks, the National Park Service does not own any land along the Niobrara, but it is charged with managing protection of the nationally significant nature and recreation through partnerships with and facilitation of landowner stewardship efforts. The NPS is responsible for 67 miles of the NSR outside Fort Niobrara Refuge boundaries with US Fish & Wildlife Service managing the NSR through their refuge.
NPS staff provides exertise in Natural and Cultural Resource Management, Interpretation and Education, and Visitor and Resource Protection towards the goal of sustained river resource protection for this and future generations.
The plans listed below demonstrate how the NPS plans to accomplish their mission at Niobrara NSR.
Completed Park Management Documents
Interpretation and Education
Did You Know?
The Niobrara exhibits an unusual pattern of wave action during higher water levels called surge flow. Waves up to three feet high form and migrate upriver for short periods of time before disappearing. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara National Scenic River "Hydrology" page. More...