Pheasants Forever helped form local Prescribed Burn Associations (PBA) throughout Nebraska to help overcome the three recurring limitations: adequate knowledge, equipment, and assistance for prescribed burning. Burn association members must attend a basic burn workshop and participate in at least 1-2 burns each year. While private landowners often request assistance in completing CRP management burns, prescribed burn associations are not a work-for-hire operation. Rather, their success relies on a neighbor-helping-neighbor model.
Using grant money from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Pheasants Forever developed mobile prescribed burn units for every burn association, complete with $28,000 worth of burn equipment. The units have basically everything you would need for a safe and effective prescribed burn in a grassland environment: drip torches, skid sprayers, hand tools, radios, protective clothing, etc.
Interested in joining a prescribed burn association? Locate the appropriate membership information below. Some PBAs are active in bordering counties. If there is no prescribed burn association in your area and you want to be involved, you’re not alone. Pheasant Forever is always seeking new contacts to help grow the prescribed fire community in Nebraska. For more information contact Prescribed Fire Coordinator Brian Teeter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 219-2572.
|Prescribed Burn Association||Counties||Resources|
|Central Nebraska PBA||Greeley, Howard, Sherman||Membership, Bylaws, Equipment Checkout, MPBU Use Agreement, Burn Protocol, Burn Request|
|Custer PBA||Custer, Valley||Membership, Bylaws|
|Northeast Nebraska PBA||Cedar, Dixon, Knox, Pierce, Wayne||Membership, Bylaws, Equipment Checkout, MPBU Use Agreement|
|Tri-County PBA||Lancaster, Saline, Seward||Membership, Bylaws, Flyer, Landowner Checklist, Assistance Requirements, Burn Protocol|
|Elkhorn Valley PBA||Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Wayne||Membership, Bylaws, Equipment Checkout, MPBU Use Agreement|
|Rainwater Basin PBA||Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Nuckolls||Membership, Bylaws, Flyer, Equipment Checkout, MPBU Use Agreement|
|Oregon Trail PBA||Banner, Morrill, Scotts Bluff||Membership, Bylaws|
|Upper Medicine Creek PBA||Frontier||Membership, Bylaws|
|Buffalo/Sherman PBA||Buffalo, Sherman||Membership, Bylaws|
|South Central Nebraska PBA||Adams, Franklin, Harlan, Webster||Membership, Bylaws, MPBU Use Agreement|
|Southwestern Nebraska PBA||Frontier, Hayes, Hichcock, Red Willow||Membership, Bylaws, Equipment Checkout, MPBU Use Agreement,|
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