Facilitating Care of and Protection for Niobrara NSR
Unlike many national park sites, the National Park Service owns very little of the land along the Niobrara (188 landlocked acres). Management of the river, including natural features and recreation, is primarily through partnerships with and facilitation of landowner stewardship efforts. The NPS is responsible for 67 miles of the NSR, while the US Fish & Wildlife Service manages the remainder, which flows through the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge boundaries.
NPS staff provides expertise in Natural and Cultural Resource Management, Interpretation and Education, and Visitor and Resource Protection toward the goal of sustained river resource protection for this and future generations.