The draft North Central Nebraska Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, and Rock Counties is ready for public review. Draft copies of the document have been mailed to county offices and are available to the public online. Comments will be accepted until November 9, 2020.

County boards, emergency managers, fire department personnel, and other stakeholders worked with the Nebraska Forest Service to update the plan that the counties adopted in 2015. This plan is a wildfire-specific resource that coordinates with area emergency and hazard mitigation plans. the plan provides information useful to local emergency responders and those from outside the area who provide mutual aid.

Landowners in counties with a wildfire plan are eligible to apply for federal and state cost-share funds for woody fuels reduction. The plan may also provide increased opportunities for counties, municipalities, and rural fire districts to seek grant funding for other activities related to fire protection.

Comments will be accepted via email to