Wetland Enhanced On Gustafson Family Farm
The wetland tract at the Nature’s Mosaic, Bethphage Mission’s Outdoor Recreation, Education and Wildlife Habitat project was recently enhanced thanks to the efforts of the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Partners and the cooperation of an adjacent landowner.
In 2002, the Nature’s Mosaic project was completed on an 80-acre tract of property owned by Mosaic north of Axtell. State and federal conservation organizations under the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture partnered with Mosaic on the wetland restoration, as well as a 2-acre fishing pond with wheelchair-accessible fishing deck, outdoor educational areas and nature trails.
At that time, the wetland restoration couldn’t be fully completed because it would have had a negative impact on water-drainage on neighboring lands. The wetland complex on Mosaic’s land extended onto private farmland owned by Wayne Gustafson.
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