Little Salt Creek West Wildlife Management Area
Little Salt Creek West WMA is located south of Branched Oak Road between NW 12th and 1st Streets. The 220 acre tract was purchased by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 2009 using funds from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In 2010, a plant-community inventory was conducted, as well as, the construction of a parking lot on the north edge of the property adjacent to Branched Oak Road.
Little Salt Creek West WMA offers great views of the Little Salt Creek watershed and the surrounding saline wetlands. The lowlands of the WMA consist of Nebraska's eastern saline wetlands and supports saline plant communities including the state endangered saltwort plant. The uplands consist of a mix of native prairie, wildlife food plots, and restored prairie plantings.
Native wildlife including numerous species of shorebirds, waterfowl, waders, upland game birds, and grassland birds utilize the WMA. The area is open to the public for hiking, nature observation and hunting. Only non-toxic shot allowed.