Prescribed fire is a tool that landowners can use to control woody encroachment into the Nebraska Sandhills. With proper planning and execution, this tool effectively reduces the spread of Eastern Red Cedar. The Sandhills Task Force has resources available to help landowners use fire to meet their conservation goals.
If you are interested in implementing prescribed fire on your property to control Eastern Red Cedar, check out our cost-share and technical assistance programs.
Learning from Landowners
Prescribed Burning on the Switzer Ranch
Sara Sortum presents information on the Switzer Ranch's use of prescribed fire to control Eastern red cedar - its impact on the land and benefits to the rancher The video also includes a great time-lapse sequence from the Platte Basin Time Lapse Project.
Now Accepting 2023 VFD Prescribed Fire Recognition Award Applications
Once again, the Sandhills Task Force is offering a Recognition Award for all Sandhills-based Volunteer Fire Departments (VFD) for the...