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Prescribed burns scheduled on public areas across state

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns on wildlife management areas (WMA), state recreation areas (SRA) and state parks (SP) when conditions are favorable through April 30, according to Pat Molini, assistant administrator of the Wildlife Division. The areas scheduled for prescribed burns in each district are: Southeast District Cass County – Randall W. Schilling WMA, Rakes Creek WMA, William Gilmour/Tobacco Island WMA; Douglas County – Two Rivers WMA; Fillmore County – Marsh Hawk …

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Prescribed burn training workshops scheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host prescribed burn training workshops across the state early in the new year. These workshops will provide guidance and instruction for completing safe and effective prescribed fires. Landowners, resource professionals, volunteer fire departments and other interested persons are invited to attend. No prior burn experience is required. All workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop schedule is: — Jan. 16 – Scottsbluff, North Platte Natural …

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Game and Parks to burn tree piles

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will burn tree piles, as weather and snow cover allows, at several sites across the state. Tree piles are created by the removal of invading trees in grassland or timber stands or from trees damaged in wildfires or storms. Removal of these piles will open grasslands and timber for continued management It also will eliminate a wildfire fuel source and sites conducive to the germination of noxious and invasive plants. Late-season timber …

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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 …

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Prescribed Burn Training Workshops Scheduled

LINCOLN – Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host prescribed burn training workshops for landowners across the state in the coming weeks. Basic workshops are for beginning to intermediate burners and cover fire behavior, proper equipment and safety techniques, and ways to plan for burns to minimize risk. Advanced workshops will build on the basic trainings and be suitable for experienced burners seeking additional training in pre-planning and implementing a complex burn. Schedules for both basic …

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Game and Parks to Burn Brush Piles

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will burn brush piles at several sites across the state, as weather allows. Brush piles are created by the removal of invading trees in grassland or timber stands, or from trees damaged in recent wildfires. Removal of brush piles will open grasslands and timber for continued management, eliminate a wildfire fuel source and eliminate sites conducive to the germination of noxious and invasive plants. The following list includes scheduled prescribed burns by …

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Prescribed Burn Workshop in Beatrice Jan. 23

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Pheasants and Quail Forever will host a prescribed burn workshop Jan. 23 in Beatrice for landowners who want to learn how prescribed burning can improve forage, control red cedars and improve wildlife habitat. The workshop will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Homestead National Monument, 8523 W. Nebraska Hwy. 4. Lunch is included in the $10 fee. Participants should register by Jan. 22. Visit NebraskaPF.com or call Bruce Sprague at …

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Prescribed Burn Workshop in Ithaca Jan. 24

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Pheasants and Quail Forever will host a prescribed burn workshop Jan. 24 in Ithaca for landowners who want to learn how prescribed burning can improve forage, control red cedars and improve wildlife habitat. The workshop will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1071 County Road G. Lunch is included in the $10 fee. Participants should register by Jan. 22. Visit NebraskaPF.com …

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Prescribed Burn Workshop in David City

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Pheasants and Quail Forever will host a prescribed burn training workshop in David City on Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshop will take place at Hruska Memorial Library, 399 5th St. The workshop will introduce the basic concepts of prescribed burning. A $10 fee includes a meal. Registration deadline is Jan. 14. Visit NebraskaPF.com or call Pam Grossart at 308-850-8395 or Brian Teeter 402-219-2572.

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