The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA is an important partner at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve.
The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) is a national network of 29 sites dedicated to the effective science-based management of coastal and estuarine environments. Established by the Coastal Zone Management Act in 1972, reserves are partnerships between NOAA and a U.S. state or protectorate – in this case California Department of Fish and Wildlife. NOAA provides funding and national guidance and the state partners provide a place and vision for the reserve’s work and administer programs in support of reserve goals. Together, the reserve system encompasses more than 1.3 million acres of coastal and estuarine habitats nationwide.
More about NERRA: www.nerra.org