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Citizen Scientists Publish Sea Otter Discovery
Citizen scientists at Elkhorn Slough Reserve have discovered that sea otters spend a surprising amount of time napping on salt marshes. Most research on southern sea otters comes Read more >>
ESF Seeking Part-time Receptionist
The Elkhorn Slough Foundation is looking for an organized, skilled, positive individual to join our team. The successful applicant will have direct Read more >>
Growing a New Generation of Elkhorn Slough Oysters
SCIENCE IN ACTIONBy Kerstin Wasson For the past decade, the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and Foundation have been committed to restoration of the native Olympia oyster (Fig. Read more >>
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Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Fall 2017 Meeting Ranching in Carnivore Country: Livestock Protection and Compensation Programs on the Central Coast This event is through Elkhorn Slough Reserve's Coastal Training Program (CTP). The
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Fall 2017 Meeting
Ranching in Carnivore Country: Livestock Protection and Compensation Programs on the Central Coast
This event is through Elkhorn Slough Reserve’s Coastal Training Program (CTP). The CTP offers a variety of courses for professionals and decision makers in the conservation arena. Learn more about these programs at http://www.elkhornsloughctp.
October 19th, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District,
4150 Sears Ranch Road, La Honda, 94020
The goal of this meeting will be to improve understanding of tools for increasing livestock safety and carnivore tolerance on California’s central coast rangelands — from the perspectives of ranchers, agencies, and other rangeland owners. We will explore how techniques are applied to prevent depredations as well as methods for increasing economic viability of ranching alongside carnivores, including agency policies for compensation. Meeting presenters and participants will discuss animal husbandry practices, as well as hear from practitioners involved with local wildlife compensation programs.
To complete your registration be sure to reserve your spot at
CTP Central Coast Rangeland Coalition.
(Thursday) 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for a paddle to see Southern sea otters, harbor seals, shorebirds, and more as we travel up the slough. We will be launching from Moss Landing Harbor on this
Join us for a paddle to see Southern sea otters, harbor seals, shorebirds, and more as we travel up the slough.
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$45 per person (one spot in a double kayak) or $20 per person if you bring your own kayak (BYOK)
Thursday, November 9 | 6-7pm Eucalyptus & Fire: Taking a Stand for Habitat and Fire Protection FREE Event Fire Chief Chris Orman and Reserve Stewardship Coordinator
Thursday, November 9 | 6-7pm
Eucalyptus & Fire: Taking a Stand for Habitat and Fire Protection
Fire Chief Chris Orman and Reserve Stewardship Coordinator Andrea Woolfolk discuss the history, ecology, and fire hazards posed by invasive eucalyptus in our watershed. They will also share current research and management strategies that align conservation science and wildfire safety.
Elkhorn Slough Reserve and ESF welcome you to Evenings at the Estuary, a series of community events concerning conservation issues that impact our community. Events in the series are free and open to the public, held at the Reserve after regular operating hours. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to capacity. We invite you to join us at the Visitor Center at 5:30 pm before each event for conversation or a brief walk.
No RSVP required. For more information, call (831) 728-2822 or (831) 728-5939.
Eucalyptus and oaks (inset, left by Tim Hyland)
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076
Volunteer at Sand Hill Farm - December 9, 2017 FREE Volunteer Days at Sand Hill Farm Planting Acorns Saturday, December 9 9 am – 12 pm Meet at Sand Hill Farm, 1111
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sand Hill Farm
1111 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076
For more events including regular tours see
the Full Calendar of Events