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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 and grassland burns will also be conducted to suppress invading trees and shrubs from timber stands and grasslands.

The following list includes scheduled prescribed burns by county:

Antelope County – Grove Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA); Buffalo County – Bassway Strip WMA, Darr Strip WMA; Butler County – Redtail WMA; Chase County – Enders Reservoir WMA; Cherry County – Anderson Bridge WMA, Merritt Reservoir WMA; Custer County – Pressey WMA, Arcadia Diversion WMA; Dakota County – Basswood Ridge WMA; Dawes County – Ponderosa WMA, Chadron State Park (SP); Dawson County – Dogwood WMA, Cozad WMA; Dixon County – Ponca SP; Frontier County – Medicine Creek WMA; Hayes County – Hayes Center WMA; Hitchcock County – Swanson Reservoir WMA; Howard County – Leonard Koziol WMA, Loup Bottoms WMA, Marsh Wren WMA; Johnson County – Osage WMA; Lancaster County – Branched Oak WMA, Bluestem State Recreation Area (SRA), Killdeer WMA, Yankee Hill WMA, Conestoga WMA, Pawnee SRA, Stagecoach SRA, Wagon Train SRA, Wildwood WMA; Lincoln County – Cedar Valley WMA, Wapiti WMA; Otoe County – Triple Creek WMA; Pawnee County – Table Rock WMA; Phelps County – Sacramento WMA; Red Willow County – Red Willow Reservoir WMA; Richardson County – Indian Cave SP; Seward County – Bur Oak WMA, Twin Lakes WMA, Oak Glen WMA; Sheridan County – Metcalf WMA; Sherman County – Sherman Reservoir WMA; Sioux County – Gilbert-Baker WMA; Washington County – Fort Atkinson State Historical Park.

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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