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Prescribed Burns Planned at Pine Glen WMA, Smith Falls SP

LINCOLN – Prescribed burns are planned for Pine Glen Wildlife Management Area in Brown County and Smith Falls State Park in Cherry County sometime between March 10 and March 31, weather permitting.

Restoration of forests and grasslands began at both areas in 2010 by reducing woodland densities and ladder fuels to manageable levels with many thinning projects. They were funded, in part, by the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Nebraska Forest Service.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission hopes to accomplish a second phase of these restorations by employing a burning crew trained and certified by The Nature Conservancy to further reduce invasive red cedar and excess ponderosa pine.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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