Little Salt Fork Marsh
Owned by The Nature Conservancy, Little Salt Fork Marsh consists of saline wetlands and open prairie. It is located 2 miles east of Raymond at the intersection of 1st and Raymond Road in Lancaster County.
Restoration for this site began in 1995 when The Nature Conservancy purchased a 60-acre tract. About this same time the Burlington Northern Railroad Company was in the process of creating the first wetland mitigation bank in the state. Together the two entities forged an agreement for the restoration, enhancement and expansion of the Little Salt Fork Marsh into a 180-acre nature preserve. Construction was completed in 1997.
The saline marsh provides a habitat for a variety of saline wetland plants and wildlife. It is a frequent stop over for many shorebirds and migratory waterfowl. Saline plants found on this site include the state endangered saltwort plant.