The Niobrara Council will be hosting a chipping day in Valentine. The date is yet TBD, but landowners should plan on something for late May or early June, stay tuned!
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 will make 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 Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
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.