The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources is dedicated "to the sustainable use and proper management of Nebraska's natural resources." From its website, the generally curious can learn about its integrated water management plans, animal conservation programs, and ongoing ecological studies. The homepage has an extensive series of news releases, public notices, orders, and updates, along with ten thematic sections that cover Groundwater, Integrated Water Management, and Surface Water. Policy folks and others will enjoy the Data Bank/Maps and Data area in particular. Here, they can find interactive maps of the state, soil maps, and demographic databases that track everything from ice status on the state's rivers to agrochemical contaminants. Finally, visitors can learn about Nebraska's ongoing compacts, decrees, and interstate agreements governing water use, conservation projects, and other initiatives.