The Great Plains Fire Learning Network, a partnership between local, state and federal land managers, organized and led prescribed fire crews that conducted prescribed fires for local resource managers and land owners, while providing training and experience for practitioners. The crews were a multi-organization taskforce of trained and qualified fire practitioners, and burned on lands of varied ownership. The fires varied in size, but the daily average was 423 acres.
With support from the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project and other partners, the Great Plains Fire Learning Network mobilized in 2012 to improve almost 9,000 acres of grazing lands and wildlife habitat in several Biologically Unique Landscapes, including Middle Loup and Platte River Corridors, Central Loess Hills, Loess Canyons, and the Middle Niobrara.
Local partnerships involved private land owners in Rock County, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Audubon Society, Pheasants Forever, county conservation boards, volunteer fire departments, and The Nature Conservancy
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