Lake Seldom Prescribed Fire

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Lake Seldom Prescribed Fire

HOLDREGE, Neb. – Tri-Basin Natural Resources District along with Pheasants Forever, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, City of Holdrege and other volunteers conducted a prescribed burn on Wednesday, April 10th. The affected area is approximately 125 acres of native grasslands at Lake Seldom.

The prescribed burn is intended to aid in the control of invasive reed canary grass, clear away dead plant material, and restore the natural ecosystem of native upland and wetland plant species.

District staff have been planning and preparing equipment for the burn. Experience from past years shows that prescribed burning can kill up to 90 percent of invasive species, allowing the native plants to reestablish. Low-intensity fire is a natural disturbance process that rejuvenates grasslands and promotes forbs that support pollinators.

Prescribed fires are administered with constant attention, after securing permits from local fire departments, and public safety is a priority.

If you have questions, please call Tri-Basin NRD (308) 995-6688.


About Tri-Basin Natural Resources District 

The Tri-Basin Natural Resources District (NRD) protects lives, property, and the future of Gosper, Phelps, and Kearney counties through stewardship, management, and education programs — ranging from tree planting to groundwater quality and quantity monitoring, from irrigation management to outdoor recreation. Activities and projects of Tri-Basin NRD are reviewed and approved by a locally elected board of directors. Tri-Basin NRD is one of 23 Natural Resources Districts across Nebraska. For more information, visit or call 308.995.6688.