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Sustainable ranching: A landowner’s journey to using prescribed fire

By Renae Blum Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Looking at the numbers, and seeing the state of his pastures, Jim Jenkins knew it was time for a change. The Callaway rancher turned to prescribed fire after his efforts to remove eastern redcedar trees from his land mechanically proved too costly and ineffective at stopping the spread. However, using prescribed fire on a larger scale was unfamiliar. “It was complex and I was a bit scared of it, because I’d just …

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Meeting to Discuss Pollinators Sept. 18 in Nebraska City

LINCOLN – The public is invited to an informational meeting regarding the importance of pollinators on Sept. 18 in Nebraska City. This free event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Missouri River Visitors Center, 100 Valmont Drive. Discussion topics will include the benefits of pollinators, pollinators in the Midwest, importance of pollinator habitat, and programs to help pollinators. The meeting’s guest speakers will be Pete Berthelsen of Pheasants Forever Inc. & Quail Forever Inc., Erin …

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Game and Parks Receives Grant Funding for Open Fields and Waters

LINCOLN – Public access to hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities in Nebraska received a boost on Aug. 17 with the announcement that the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Funding from this three-year, $1.35 million Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) grant will be used to improve and expand the Open Fields and Waters (OFW) Program. “NRCS has been a valued partner of …

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