The Niobrara Council will be hosting a chipping day in Valentine on Saturday, May 2. The primary targeted properties for the chipping event are within the FIREWISE community boundaries including:
East side of Main Street primarily north of 7th street
West side of Main Street primarily north of 4th street
In an effort to reduce the available fuel load within this area, the Council is making available a mobile chipping unit. If you have brush, or other similar items that could be chipped or you would like to inquire about the possibility of getting the chipper to stop at your property during the chipping day, please contact Kalli at the Niobrara Council office (402) 376-2793. You will need to set up an appointment for the chipper through the Niobrara Council for your property and this service will be provided to the participating landowners at no cost. Deadline to signup is Friday, May 1, 2015.
If you have an interest in Niobrara River issues, you might want to consider submitting your name for consideration for one of the seven positions coming up for re-appointment very soon on the Niobrara Council. The seven, three year term positions coming up include four landowner representatives, one recreational business representative, one timber industry representatives and one representative of a recognized, nonprofit environmental, conservation or wildlife organization. Each position is chosen by the Governor from a list of qualified individuals submitted by the county board representatives on the Niobrara Council. If you or someone you know has an interest and would like to find out more information on the above mentioned positions, please contact the Niobrara Council office at 402-376-2793 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Names will be accepted for consideration until Friday, May 15, 2015.
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THE MISSION OF THE NIOBRARA COUNCIL is to assist in all aspects of the management of the Niobrara National Scenic River corridor since a portion of the Niobrara River has been designated as a national scenic river under 16 U.S.C. 1274(a)(117), as such section existed on May 24, 1991.
The Niobrara Council's enabling legislation gives them express authority and responsibility to manage the Niobrara National Scenic River in conjunction with the National Park Service.
All activity within the Niobrara National Scenic River corridor shall be consistent with the purpose of the scenic river designation, including the scenic river's free-flowing condition and scenic, geological, biological, agricultural, historic and prehistoric resources.