CPNRD to Select Fire Contractor

Central Platte NRD Board to Select Fire Contractor

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)-  The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board of directors will review bids and select a fire contractor at their meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The NRD hires a contractor and crew to implement burns within the District for landowners who have applied for a prescribed burn. The program’s goal is to control undesirable vegetation, prepare sites for harvesting, planting or seeding, to control plant disease, reduce wildfire hazards, improve wildlife habitat, improve plant production quantity and/or quality, remove slash and debris, enhance seed and seedling production, to facilitate distribution of grazing and browsing animals, and to restore and maintain ecological sites.

Other Board Agenda Items

-Outdoor Classroom Application  The Programs Committee will review an Outdoor Classroom application from the Success Academy of Grand Island Senior High to plan 23 trees down Grand Island Boulevard to replace trees lost to disease and storms.

-Chairmen Selections  Board members will select a chairman for the Water Quality, Water Quantity, Variance/Appeals, Programs, Eastern, and Western committees

-Groundwater Management Plan   Update on Olsson’s rewrite of Central Platte NRD’s Groundwater Management Plan.

-Legislative Report  Report on bills relating to natural resources introduced in this session.

-Managers Report  Lyndon Vogt, general manager, will report to the board.

-Natural Resources Conservation Service  Joe Krolikowski and Janelle Taubenheim will report.

-Nebraska Association of Resources District  Jim Bendfeldt will report.

-Nebraska Natural Resources Commission  Mick Reynolds, Middle Platte Basin representative, will report.

-Cost-Share  Applications through the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation and the Central Platte NRD cost-share programs will be considered.

-Primary Election  The incumbent filing deadline is February 18th and the non-incumbent deadline is March 2nd.

-Upcoming Events
– Board of Directors Meetings: March 26, April 23, May 28.