Planned Grass Fires Set for Southeast Nebraska

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced on Thursday a series of prescribed burns throughout the state, several of which will take place in southeast Nebraska.

The NGP conducts these burns in state owned areas to improve grassland and promote wildlife habitats. The fires stimulate grass growth and slow down invasive species that could harm the trees and brushes.

The controlled burns also prevent fire hazards, as they remove residual grass and trees.

Several areas that will see prescribed burns are Indian Cave State Park in Richardson County, Twin Oaks Wildlife Management Area in Johnson County, Peru Bottoms in Nemaha County, Hamburg Bend in Otoe County, Burchard Lake in Pawnee County, Arrowhead State Wildlife Management Area in Gage County and Rose Creek in Jefferson County.

Date and times for these fires were not listed by the game and parks.

See the full list of area controlled fires below.

Gage – Arrowhead, Diamond Lake
Jefferson – Rose Creek, Rose Creek West, Alexandria, Alexandria SW, Flathead
Johnson – Twin Oaks, Osage, Hickory Ridge; Keith – Clear Creek
Fillmore – Sandpiper
Nemaha – Langdon Bend, Brownville Bend, Kansas Bend, Aspinwall Bend, Peru Bottoms
Otoe – Hamburg Bend
Pawnee – Taylor’s Branch, Table Rock, Bowwood, Lores Branch, Prairie Knoll, Pawnee Prairie, Mayberry, Burchard Lake
Richardson – Indian Cave S.P., South Fork

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