Nebraska Game and Parks Commission



Rolfsmeier, Steven B. Undated. The Flora and Plant Communities of the Ceresco Saline Basins, Southern Saunders County, Nebraska. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. 23 pp.


This report is on the flora and plant communities of the Ceresco Saline Basins. The basins are along Rock Creek east of Ceresco and represent the northernmost representatives of the “eastern saline marsh” community in Nebraska. Eastern saline marshland is mostly restricted to the Salt Creek drainage in northern and central Lancaster County, though the Ceresco basins extend a mile or more north into Saunders County in the floodplain of Rock Creek. Some of the wetland in this area is currently under management of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, while some of the northernmost portions of the basins are in private ownership and are used for cattle grazing. The Ceresco Saline Basins represent a disturbed condition of an eastern saline marsh. The report outlines the vegetation found, assesses its quality, proposes a management program for it, and provides an annotated list of species.