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.
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.