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The natural history of saline wetland areas near Lincoln, Lancaster County, was evaluated. Most remaining salt marshes occur on saline soils along Little Salt Creek. Numerous plant species of saline soils occur that are limited to this part of the State. The avifauna is diverse, with 67 species recorded during the breeding season, 47 of them breeding. Because wetlands are limited in distribution in Nebraska, key biological elements, potential threats to the areas, and management considerations are discussed.