Pasture Deferment Program

Pasture Deferment Program

This program promotes the use of prescribed burning as tool for improving rangeland health.

Program Goals:

Program Goals:
Program Goals:

NCORPE is devoting a grazing opportunity specifically for local landowners who are planning to defer their property in preparation for implementing a prescribed burn.

Requirements for Enrollment:

Requirements for Enrollment:
Requirements for Enrollment:

Property within one of the following NRD districts: Upper Republican, Middle Republican, Lower Republican, or Twin Platte.

Must have a prescribed burn plan in place and a specific year scheduled for implementation.

Will participate in the execution of the prescribed burn or have a contract for implementation of a prescribed burn with a qualified, agency approved, prescribed burn contractor.

Or

Be a member of a prescribed burn association within the following NRD districts: Upper Republican, Middle Republican, Lower Republican, or Twin Platte.

Applies to both scenarios: Only the deferred property’s carry capacity will be taken into consideration for enrollment.

Ranking Criteria:

Ranking Criteria:
Ranking Criteria:

A ranking system determines successful enrollment after all other requirements are met.

Program Standards:

Program Standards:
Program Standards:

PDP grazing plan will be followed. Note: maximum animal units will be specified.

Set rental rate – via combination of UNL’s Trends in Nebraska Farmland Markets publication and USDA’s current Nebraska cattle market reports.

Nuisance factors will be applied to rental rate if necessary.

2nd year enrollment option after burn.

Inquiries and/or Questions

Inquiries and/or Questions
Inquiries and/or Questions

Contact-

Office: 308-534-6752

Email: bsellers@urnrd.org

POLICY STATEMENT ON PASTURE DEFERMENT PROGRAM AGREEMENTS:

Whereas, N-CORPE will create a “Pasture Deferment Program” to make certain portions of its properties are available for Rx grazing by selected landowners whose own lands are subject to prescribed grass burns;

Whereas, landowners who reside in the Upper Republican, Middle Republican, Lower Republican, and Twin Platte natural resources districts, who are actively pursuing a prescribed burn and have not violated any law regarding N-CORPE land use and have not previously breached a contract with N-CORPE shall be eligible to receive an agreement; Whereas, N-CORPE shall develop such other criteria it deems appropriate to assess eligibility;

IT IS HEREBY THE POLICY OF N-CORPE, that selected properties will be made available to qualified landowners by a ranking criteria basis.