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ESNERR Stewards Talk Historical Ecology

Historical Ecology

Reserve Stewardship Coordinator, Andrea Woolfolk and Stewardship Specialists, Bree Candiloro were recently interviewed by science writer, Melissae Fellet for public radio.  Andrea talks about how historical documents help guide the restoration work undertaken by the Reserve. The reason for this approach is summed up well by Bree,  “Knowing where you are, knowing the land, [and] knowing what was there will assist in choosing the right plants.”

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FIND OUT MORE about historical ecology and see the many great resources our team has dug up and shared with you.

Spring Events!
Snowy Plovers, Kayaking and More...

ESF Events

Spring is a wonderful time to explore the slough. When you come to an Elkhorn Slough Foundation event, our experts share their experience, knowledge and love of this beautiful environment.

Our next event is all about Snowy Plovers! We also have a special Sketching Outing lead by local artist Laura Vollset.  Our kayaking trip will be in early June and is sure to beautiful. And, new members to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation are invited to a sunset walk of one of our favorite conserved properties. 

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Oaks to Otters Film on the Road

Elkhorn Slough film, Oaks to Otters, will be part of the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival (SFIOFF) Traveling Program. 

The short film shows the importance of the wetlands and the Foundation's work to conserve and restore this rare habitat.  It was one of the films shown at the 2013 SFIOFF and  has a "festival favorite" was recently selected to be shown on May 15th  in Laguna Beach, California as part of their Traveling Program.  

According to SFIOFF officials, the Elkhorn Slough film Oaks to Otters, produced by Jordan Plotsky, was one of only a handful of films to be screened at the Laguna Beach Film Society's inaugural event.

The Art of Nature

Art of Nature

The incredible poster by local artist Laura Vollset representing Elkhorn Slough and featuring 26 species - plants, birds, and mammals - is one of the pieces in the "Art of Nature" exhibit April 5 - June 29 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.

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