The Nature Conservancy needs your help to protect and restore the remaining saline wetlands in Lincoln.
Help us save "the last of the least"!
The saline wetlands are the most limited and endangered wetland type and plant community in the Nebraska. These wetlands provide habitat for a variety of native plant and animal species that depend on a saline environment, including two endangered species: the Salt Creek tiger beetle and the saltwort plant.
Extensive wetland losses have occurred in and around the city of Lincoln due to urban expansion, agricultural activities, and channelization of Salt Creek. Despite all of this, its remaining wetlands still provide important resting and feeding sites for shorebirds, ducks, and geese during migration. Of equal importance, the marshes harbor a host of unusual plants adapted to the harsh saline conditions.
Through partnerships, land ownership and restoration, and education and outreach, the Conservancy is working to ensure that what remains is not lost forever.