When we mention key documents we are talking about the management plans and important reports that define the missions, goals and work being done to conserve and restore habitats in the Elkhorn Slough watershed. All of these reports and associated figures are online and available for download.
Follow the links below for more about each Key Document or scroll through the database below.
The above database also links to:
Elkhorn Slough at the Crossroads: Natural Resources and Conservation Strategies for the Elkhorn Slough Watershed (2002) Identifies key natural resources of Elkhorn Slough and recommends conservation strategies.
The Elkhorn Slough Watershed Conservation Plan (1999) Serves as a guide for future conservation activities by identifying critical resources, the most significant threats (stresses and sources of stress) to those resources, and strategies to protect these resources over time.
Elkhorn Slough Tidal Hydraulics Erosion Study (1992) Prepared for
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by Philip Williams and Associates,
Ltd. and Moffatt & Nichol Engineers. The purpose of the study
was to determine if the Corps' Moss Landing Harbor Navigation
Project has caused, or is causing, any erosion of the vegetated
marshlands in Elkhorn Slough. The study also examined other possible
causes that may have led to erosion and evaluated and recommended
solutions to the erosion problems in Elkhorn
The Elkhorn Slough Wetland Management Plan (1989) Prepared for the Monterey County Planning Department and the California State Coastal Conservancy by ABA Consultants. The Plan summarizes erosion, sedimentation, water quality research, and the natural history of Elkhorn Slough, recommends wetland enhancement plans and implementation strategies, and identifies long-term management problems.