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Prescribed Burns of Grasslands Scheduled

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns at several state-owned areas to improve grassland and promote wildlife habitat.

Prescribed burning stimulates the growth of desirable grasses and forbs and suppresses invasive tree and brush species. Removing residual grass and trees, especially cedars, also will reduce the fire hazard on these areas.

Burns are scheduled, as weather conditions permit, for the following areas, listed by county. All areas are wildlife management areas, unless otherwise noted:

Antelope – Grove Lake, Redwing, Hackberry Creek; Burt – Pelican Point State Recreation Area (SRA); Butler – Redtail; Cass – Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), Schilling, Tobacco Island; Custer – Arcadia, Pressey; Dawson – Bittern’s Call; Dixon – Ponca SP; Dodge – Powder Horn; Douglas – Two Rivers; Fillmore – Sandpiper, Redhead; Gage – Arrowhead, Diamond Lake; Gosper – Elwood Reservoir; Hall – Cornhusker; Howard – Harold Anderson, Leonard Koziol;

Jefferson – Rose Creek, Rose Creek West, Rock Glen, Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (SHP), Alexandria, Flathead; Johnson – Twin Oaks; Keith – Clear Creek; Knox – Bazile Creek, Chalkrock, Niobrara SP; Lancaster – Branched Oak, Stagecoach SRA, Bluestem SRA, Pawnee SRA, Little Salt Creek, Yankee Hill, Helmuth Marsh Access Area, Olive Creek, Wagon Train SRA, Wildwood, Conestoga SRA; Loup – Myrtle Hall; Madison – Elkhorn, Oak Valley, Yellow Banks; Nance – Don Dworak; Nemaha – Langdon Bend, Brownville Bend, Aspinwall Bend, Peru Bottoms; Otoe – Hamburg Bend, Triple Creek;

Pawnee – Lores Branch, Mayberry, Prairie Knoll; Phelps – Sacramento; Pierce – Willow Creek SRA; Platte – George Syas; Richardson – Kinter’s Ford, Indian Cave SP; Saline – Divoky, Swan Creek; Sarpy – Schramm Park SRA; Seward – Bur Oak, Twin Lakes; Scotts Bluff – Cedar Canyon; Sherman – Sherman Reservoir; Stanton – Red Fox, Wood Duck; Thayer – Dry Sandy, Little Blue, Meridian; Washington – Fort Atkinson SHP; York – Hidden Marsh.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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