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Prescribed Fire

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

Prescribed Burning on the Lowery Ranch

James Lowery II discusses his use of prescribed fire and its benefits to his property in Garfield County.  

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...

Training Announcement: Prescribed Fire

The Niobrara Valley Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) will take place April 9-22, 2023, at the Niobrara Valley Preserve near...

Burner Bob Comes to the Nebraska Sandhills

A long-time prescribed fire advocate is now educating the youth of Nebraska on the importance of prescribed fire and its use to control...

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