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Biodiversity conservation grant funded by Nebraska Environmental Trust

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently received $200,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project: New Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation. This is the third and final year of the grant project, totaling $570,000. These funds have been used to improve thousands of acres of habitat on private and public lands. Two notable efforts include removal of eastern red cedar trees in the Sandhills and prescribed burning with landowners throughout the state. Both …

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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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Prescribed Burn Conference in Kearney on July 14

LINCOLN – Learn burning techniques and hear success stories in land management at a prescribed burn conference July 14 in Kearney. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. This conference will bring landowners and fire professionals together to discuss the challenges and successes of prescribed burning. There will be presentations on: objectives and monitoring burn strategies, ranchers’ perspective and economics, complex burn layouts, range health, and ecological objective of prescribed burning. The event will …

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