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Prescribed burns planned for two southeast WMAs

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Prescribed burns are planned on two Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wildlife management areas (WMA) in southeast Nebraska, if weather conditions allow. Burns are planned at Taylor’s Branch WMA in Pawnee County and Osage (southeast tract) WMA in Johnson County. Other prescribed burns on WMAs may be planned later this summer. Burns during the summer and fall can help set back undesirable plants that invade native prairies and other grasslands. Eastern redcedar trees and undesirable deciduous shrubs …

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Prescribed burns planned for some WMAs, state park areas

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Prescribed burns are planned this spring on some Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wildlife management areas (WMA), state parks (SP), state recreation areas (SRA) and state historical parks (SHP) where weather conditions allow. Historically, wildlife habitats were shaped by wildfires that occurred throughout the year. Burns can help set back undesirable plants that invade native woodlands and prairies, as well as other grass and wooded areas. Eastern red cedar trees, honey locust, buckbrush, sumac, dogwood, and other …

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Landowners planning prescribed burns encouraged to put in firebreaks this fall

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Now is a good time to put in firebreaks to be used during prescribed burns, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “We want landowners to conduct their prescribed fires in a safe manner, so getting your firebreaks in place in the fall, ahead of any burns in the spring or in the non-growing season, is the best practice,” said Scott Luedtke, Game and Parks’ Habitat Partners Section southeast district manager. “Late season haying is a …

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Prescribed burns scheduled on public areas across state

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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 May 15, according to Pat Molini, Wildlife Division assistant administrator. The areas scheduled for prescribed burns in each district are: Southeast District Fillmore County—Redhead WMA, Sora WMA; Gage County—Diamond Lake WMA, Arrowhead WMA; Jefferson County—Alexandria SW WMA, Flathead WMA, Rose Creek WMA, Rock Glenn WMA; Johnson County—Osage WMA; Lancaster …

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Prescribed burns planned for some WMAs, state parks

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Prescribed burns are planned on some Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wildlife management areas (WMA) and state parks, where weather conditions allow. Burns during the summer growing season can help set back undesirable plants that invade native prairies and other grasslands. Eastern redcedar trees and undesirable deciduous shrubs can be more susceptible to summer burns because of higher temperatures. These trees often expend much energy in flowering and fruiting and have higher rates of mortality because of …

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Prescribed Burns of Grasslands Scheduled

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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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Game and Parks to Conduct Prescribed Burns

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will burn tree piles, as weather and snow cover allow, 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 tree 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. Late-season timber and grassland …

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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. These workshops are for beginning to intermediate burners and cover fire behavior, proper equipment and safety techniques, as well as ways to plan for burns to minimize risk. All workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop schedule is: – Jan. 15 – Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension Office, 444 Cherry Creek …

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Prescribed Burns of Woodlands and Grasslands Scheduled

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns of woodlands and grasslands at state-owned areas as weather conditions allow. Burns are scheduled for Ponca State Park (SP), Dixon County; Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, Jefferson County; and Indian Cave SP, Richardson County. The woodland low-intensity burns are designed to reduce brush and small tree densities to allow for oak tree regeneration, increase native wildflowers and enhance wildlife habitat. The grassland burns will stimulate the growth …

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Prescribed Burns of Grasslands Scheduled

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns of grasslands at several state-owned areas as weather conditions allow. These burns will stimulate the growth of grasses and forbs and remove invasive tree and brush species. Burning will take place pending approval from local fire chiefs. Burns are scheduled for the following areas, listed by county. All areas are wildlife management areas, unless otherwise noted: Antelope – Red Wing, Grove Lake;  Butler – Redtail; Cass –  Schilling, …

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