Elkhorn Road is still closed, but progress is being made and should be open soon!
Three years ago the Elkhorn Slough Foundation joined forces with North Monterey County High School to assist in bringing environmental education to the students. The Slough Crew program, which consists of an extra curriculum school sponsor club, as well as working with the school’s science department, features field trips to the Reserve, kayaking tours, Earth Week events, and a range …
Salt marsh habitat is threatened by massive algal blooms, according to a new study conducted by scientists at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR), published in the scientific journal, Biological Conservation.
Enjoying some time out in the fresh air overlooking the Elkhorn Slough, Congressman Jimmy Panetta heard from ESNERR and ESF staff about issues facing the slough.
We’re making some changes to our website with the objective of providing you greater ease to the information you seek. It might take us a bit of time to work out some of the kinks with links from the old site. We thank you for your patience and understanding! Photo by Penny Palmer
Estuaries and Coasts just published a study conducted by the Reserve’s Research team lead by Rikke Jeppesen, Ph. D, which investigated how the lack of dissolved oxygen in the water affects fish and oysters in the slough.
On January 24, 2017 Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve held a Research Symposium highlighting the amazing research happening at the slough. Local news KION came out to cover the story. Watch it now! It was a wonderful event and we appreciate everyone who came out to make it such a success! Click here for the Symposium presentations.
The Nature Conservancy Magazine featured the Elkhorn Slough in their August / September 2016 issue. The article talks about collaborative conservation being used to protect rich habitat and marine life at California’s Elkhorn Slough. We’re excited to be on the pages of this highly acclaimed magazine! You can read the article here or pick up a copy in stores now. Photo …
Field Notes from Sand Hill Farm The CCC crew was pulled away for a fire so our staff is now working on removing the drip tape themselves. We still have many acres to go, but big machinery is coming soon! The photo above shows hard working Ken the “Land Dude” getting it done!
Field Notes from Sand Hill Farm The restoration process has begun at our Sand Hill Farm. Within weeks of closing escrow, ESF had teams from the California Conservation Corps (CCC) out removing agricultural plastic. Right now, this hardy crew is working on removing drip tape from the former strawberry fields. The tape has been out in the sun baking for …
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