Allen Parcel Wildlife Management Area
In 2010, the Lower Platte South NRD purchased the Allen Parcel. The Allen Parcel WMA is located between Branched Oak Road and Raymond Road, and is adjacent to the west side of 1st Street. Of the roughly 66 acres, 27 acres are Category 1 saline wetland and are identified as critical habitat for the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle. Saline plants found on this site include the state endangered saltwort plant.
Thirty-three acres of the Allen Parcel lie within the Salt Creek floodplain. Neighboring properties are Little Salt Creek West Wildlife Management Area, owned by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and Little Salt Fork Marsh Preserve which is owned by The Nature Conservancy. The WMA is open year-round for fishing, hiking, wildlife watching, camping and seasonal hunting and trapping.