LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns at several state-owned areas to improve grassland and promote wildlife habitat.
Prescribed burning stimulates the growth of desirable grasses and forbs and suppresses invasive tree and brush species. Removing residual grass and trees, especially cedars, also will reduce the fire hazard on these areas.
Burns are scheduled, as weather conditions permit, for the following areas, listed by county. All areas are wildlife management areas, unless otherwise noted:
Antelope – Grove Lake, Redwing, Hackberry Creek; Buffalo – Bassway Strip; Cass – Schilling, Tobacco Island; Custer – Arcadia Diversion, Pressey, Berggren-Young; Dawson – Bittern’s Call, Dogwood; Dixon – Ponca State Park (SP), Elk Point Bend, Powder Creek; Dodge – Powder Horn; Fillmore – Redhead; Gosper – Elwood Reservoir; Howard – Harold Anderson, Leonard Koziol, Loup Bottoms;
Jefferson – Rose Creek, Rose Creek West, Rock Glen, Alexandria, Alexandria SW, Flathead; Johnson – Twin Oaks, Osage, Hickory Ridge; Keith – Clear Creek; Knox – Bohemia Prairie; Lancaster – Branched Oak, Stagecoach State Recreation Area (SRA), Bluestem SRA, Pawnee SRA, Little Salt Creek, Yankee Hill, Olive Creek, Wagon Train SRA, Wildwood, Conestoga SRA; Lincoln – Cedar Valley, North River; Madison – Oak Valley, Yellow Banks;
Nemaha – Langdon Bend, Brownville Bend, Kansas Bend, Aspinwall Bend, Peru Bottoms; Otoe – Hamburg Bend; Pawnee – Taylor’s Branch, Table Rock; Pierce – Willow Creek SRA; Richardson – Indian Cave SP, South Fork; Scotts Bluff – Nine Mile; Seward – Larkspur; Sherman – Sherman Reservoir; Stanton – Red Fox, Wood Duck; Thayer – Little Blue, Little Blue East, Meridian, Prairie Marsh.