These areas lie within the rural rangeland systems of the Southern Plains. There is a moderate amount of federal land. The road infrastructure exists due to agriculture and there is a good potential for prescribed fire in the rangeland for restoration purposes. Invasive species can be an issue in the prescribed fire areas, so they will need to be considered in the burn program strategic planning. In these counties, prescribed fire is often not used for reducing hazards, but rather towards building a resilient landscape.
Example of a Typical County — Custer County, Nebraska: Custer County lies north of I-80 in central Nebraska and relies on irrigation for crop production.
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