Fans of the Niobrara River have long thought that just about everything in and around the prairie stream was “outstandingly remarkable.”
Now three judges on a federal appeals court seem to have agreed.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld the National Park Service’s designation of protected land along one of only two rivers in Nebraska included in the national Wild and Scenic Rivers system. The decision also may signal an end to more than two decades of legal strife over land development restrictions along a 76-mile stretch of the Niobrara.