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ESF Acquires Elkhorn Highland Reserve

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After nearly a decade of collaboration and due diligence, the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF) acquired the 167-acre Elkhorn Highlands property from Caltrans as a first-of-its-kind mitigation transfer to offset environmental impacts for the Highway 101 Prunedale Improvement Project in North Monterey County. Find out more about this property and this historic transfer. News Release -Rare Wildlands Protected in Elkhorn Slough …

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Press Release: Major Restoration Underway

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Major Restoration of Tidal Marshes Underway at Elkhorn Slough Pajaro River sediment used to rebuild lost salt marsh habitat  Download the pdf of this press release. MOSS LANDING, CA — The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR) began earth-moving to restore 61 acres of lost coastal salt marsh in the Elkhorn Slough. The work, begun in January, adds soil …

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Small Burn Notice

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Beginning Monday, February 5, through the end of the burn season, April 30, the Elkhorn Slough Reserve will be conducting small pile burns.  These pile burns will take place within the Reserve in the area of Hummingbird Island and Five Fingers Trail.  Those sites and trails will be closed during burn hours. This project is being conducted with permits from North Monterey …

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OtterCam New Pup Highlights  

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The Elkhorn Slough welcomed a new sea otter pup in the last week of December. Thanks to our OtterCam thousands are watched the little one with its mom.  This isn’t the first pup for this mom (otter 3-460) or her first time on the OtterCam either.  We spotted her with a pup around the same time of year in 2014 …

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Porter Ranch Will Host Artists Again

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Mark your calendar for the 2018 Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour on October 6 & 7! The Elkhorn Slough Foundation is again partnering with the Arts Habitat to host a location for the Tour at the Porter Ranch House on the banks of the Elkhorn Slough in North Monterey County. Last year we welcomed two talented artists who shared their …

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Mystery Structures on Hummingbird Island

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Hummingbird Island lies at the far end of the Reserve, an offshoot of the South Marsh Loop Trail just past the railroad tracks. This small swath of land is home to a couple interesting art installations that date back to the early days of the Reserve. We are asked a lot about what these structures are and how they came …

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Spiffing Up the Reserve

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You might have noticed that the Elkhorn Slough Reserve is getting a new entrance! The new entrance will help identify this special place with lovely stonework, a new gate with artwork, and new fencing. We are also working on a new interpretive trail that will include a small pond and a loop to the overlook. Lastly, our Visitor Center just …

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Calendars NOW ON SALE!

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The beautiful, full color 2018 Elkhorn Slough Calendar is now on sale! If you’ve received our previous calendars, you know that they are exceptionally high-quality and feature stunning photography. You can purchase calendars at the ESF Bookstore at the Reserve — or purchase yours online NOW! New members until January 15 and Gift Memberships will also receive a calendar. Elkhorn Slough Foundation …

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Bird Sightings at the Reserve

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“What birds have been sighted recently?” – It’s one of our most-asked questions here at the Reserve. Birders visit us from all over the world and they like to be prepared for what they might see. If you are visiting in person, the best way to find out what has been seen is by checking out our sightings board in …