Weseman Waterfowl Production Area

in Adams County
520x222 Kenesaw - Weseman Vicinity Maps

Recent Management: In the mid-1990's the property was purchased by The Nature Conservancy through a cooperative effort with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture. At the time of acquisition, there existed a linear water concentration pit along the southern edge of the boundary.

Restoration work included filling the pit (except for a small deep area in the southeast corner) and reseeding the uplands to native grasses. A parking lot was installed on east side. Through the years, the grass has been allowed to establish with annual control of noxious weeds.

Wet conditions exist only after heavy precipitation events or snow melts.

In 2010, restoration work was done to fill the pit located in the southeast corner of the property. Sediment was taken out of the wetland to use as fill material. The Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife worked with neighbors to have their pits filled also. The privately owned pits were of no value to the landowners and they were willing to let the Service use sediment from the wetland to fill the pits. Trees scattered across the property were also removed.

 

Facts About Weseman Waterfowl Production Area

Location: 9 miles west and 4 miles south of Hastings, Nebraska

Size: 163 acres: 82 acres of wetland, 81 acres of upland

GPS: N 40.514, W -98.573

PDF Map: Weseman WPA