The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Land Management

How we manage the lands we are entrusted with is a big responsibility that we do not take lightly.

Each property has a unique set of challenges and important assets.   There are tidal wetlands, oak woodlands, freshwater and riparian habitats, coastal prairie, and amazing maritime chaparral (shown above).  There is also fallowed farmland and otherwise degraded natural areas that need attention.   Decisions are based on sound science, research, and experience.  Both ESNERR and ESF have active farms on some of their acreage as well, and manage these tenancies with watershed protection values in mind.  Much has been done to demonstrate that productive agriculture can coexist with a native landscape.


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This site is maintained by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation in partnership with the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve