Pursuant to the Wildfire Control Act of 2013, the Nebraska Forest Service shall (1) administer programs to thin forests to reduce forest fuel-loads in order to substantially reduce wildfire risk, intensity, and rate of spread and develop markets for woody biomass generated from forest thinnings, (2) provide expanded training programs for volunteer firefighters, private landowners, and communities in Nebraska in fire suppression tactics of wildfires in order to increase suppression effectiveness and safety, (3) expand the federal excess property programs sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Defense and managed by the Nebraska Forest Service in Nebraska, (4) oversee the rehabilitation of forest lands that have been destroyed by wildfires, (5) manage single-engine air tanker bases and operations in Nebraska, and (6) contract to construct at least two single-engine air tanker bases and develop one or more mobile single-engine air tanker bases in Nebraska.

Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes 81-828

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • United States: shall include territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801