Springer Waterfowl Production Area

Habitat includes 397 acres of wetland and 243 acres of upland. The Fish and Wildlife Service purchased the first tract in 1991, with the last purchase occurring in 1995. This basin was completely farmed prior to acquisition and represents the first major restoration project in the rainwater basin. Beginning in 1997, the south 160 acres was reseeded with a high diversity mix of grasses, forbs, sedges and rushes. Livestock grazing is used to control the invasion of reed canary grass. The large, flat wetland provides excellent habitat for waterfowl and other water birds. A well and pump are located on the property which is routinely pumped with water in the spring and fall.