Brush Management

To improve or restore a quality plant cover to reduce sediment and improve water quality; increase quality and production of desirable plants for livestock and wildlife; maintain or increase wildlife habitat values; enhance aesthetic and recreation qualities; create open areas; and protect life and property.


To exclude livestock or big game from areas that should be protected from grazing; confine livestock or big game on an area to prevent trespassing; control domestic livestock while permitting wildlife movement; subdivide grazing land to permit use of grazing; regulate access to areas by people; protect stockwater impoundments from livestock use.

Wildlife Habitat Improvement

To create, maintain, or enhance suitable habitat areas, including wetlands, for food and cover to sustain desired kinds of upland wildlife.

Range Seeding

To prevent excessive soil and water loss and improve water quality; produce more forage for grazing or browsing animals on rangeland or land converted to range from other uses; and improve the visual quality of grazing land.

Water Pipelines

To transport surface/ground water from one area to another without causing erosion and reducing the chance of evaporation. Additional water sources can be useful in managing livestock distribution.

Prescribed Burning

To control undesirable vegetation; prepare sites for planting or seeding; control plant disease; reduce fire hazards; improve wildlife habitat, forage production, and forage quality; and to facilitate distribution of grazing and browsing animals.


To supply ground water from different types of wells, including domestic, irrigation, and livestock. Construction and operation of these wells must follow specific rules and regulations by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for the protection of water quality.

Proper Grazing Use

To increase the vigor and reproduction of key plants; accumulate litter and mulch necessary to reduce erosion and sedimentation and improve water quality; improve or maintain condition of the vegetation; increase forage production; maintain natural beauty; and reduce the hazards of wildfire.

Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment

To protect soil resources, control snow deposition, prevent wind damage to farmsteads, provide shelter for livestock, beautify an area, or improve an area for wildlife.

Pasture & Hayland Planting

To establish adapted cool-season grasses or legumes to extend length of grazing season; produce a high quality forage product; provide an emergency forage source; and reduce soil erosion by wind and/or water.

Spring Development

To improve the distribution of water or to increase the quantity of livestock water supplies. Development may also be made for irrigation, domestic, wildlife, or fishponds if water is available in suitable quantity and quality.

Pasture & Hayland Management

To prolong life of desirable forage species, to maintain or improve the quality and quantity of forage, and to protect the soils, reduce water loss, and improve water quality.

Corners for Wildlife

To provide habitat in the corners of tracts with center pivots, which enhance wildlife production.

Noxious Weed Awareness

To promote identification and awareness of how noxious weeds reduce productivity of land.

Planned Grazing Systems

To maintain existing plant cover or hasten its improvement while properly using the forage of grazing units; reduce erosion and improve water quality; increase efficiency of grazing by uniformly using pasture units; help ensure a supply of forage throughout the grazing season; improve plant vigor and quality and increase forage production; enhance wildlife habitat; and promote flexibility in the grazing programs and buffer the adverse effects of drought.