From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
-- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns on wildlife management areas (WMA), state recreation areas (SRA) and state parks (SP) when conditions are favorable through April 30, according to Jeff Hoffman, assistant administrator of the Wildlife Division.
The areas scheduled for burns in each district are Southeast: Cass County -- Tobacco Island WMA; Otoe County -- Hamburg Bend; South-Central: Phelps County -- Sacramento and Satellite Areas WMA.
Controlled burning is used to enhance vegetation for wildlife nesting, loafing, and brood rearing cover. It also helps reduce woody invasion into the habitat.