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Prescribed Burns of Brush Piles Planned

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns of brush piles at the following wildlife management areas (WMA) when weather conditions allow: Flatsedge, Polk County; Medicine Creek Reservoir, Frontier County; Pine Glen, Brown County; and Box Elder, Lincoln County.

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 up grasslands and timber for continued management, eliminate a wildfire fuel source and eliminate predator habitat.

In addition, prescribed burning of grasslands will take place on the following areas: Pine Glen WMA, Brown County; Summit Lake State Recreation Area, Burt County; Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, Washington County; and Peru Bottoms, Langdon Bend, Brownville Bend and Aspinwall Bend WMAs, Nemaha County.

These burns will stimulate the growth of grasses and forbs and remove invasive tree and brush species.

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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