The purpose of the Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Strategic Plan is to describe Elkhorn Slough’s estuarine habitats, characterize the main human impacts causing loss and degradation of those habitats, and provide broad conservation and restoration recommendations. This document summarizes the results of many technical discussions, scientific evaluations, and resource management decisions made over the past few years by participants in the Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Project, a large collaboration led by the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. The geographic scope of this plan includes both historic and current estuarine habitats in the Elkhorn Slough watershed. The Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Strategic Plan is only the first critical step towards the conservation and restoration of Elkhorn Slough’s estuarine habitats. Our intention is that the collaborative vision and goals within this document will provide guidance and momentum for a variety of restoration projects for many years to come.
Below you will find the entire Strategic Plan (high and low resolution versions):
Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Strategic Plan – low resolution (ESTWP_PLAN_050207_lres.pdf, 2.23MB)
Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Strategic Plan - high resolution (ESTWP_PLAN_050207_hres.pdf, 20.4 MB)