Trail Closure

At Kirby Park, the accessible trail remains closed due to storm damage.

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A rare & delicate place

Learn more about Elkhorn Slough and the people working to preserve it

What is Elkhorn Slough?

Curving seven miles inland from Moss Landing, Elkhorn Slough is one of California’s most important coastal wetlands.

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Partners in Conservation

For more than 40 years, a close collaboration between state, federal, and private partners has protected the sensitive ecosystems of Elkhorn Slough.

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Together, we manage, study, and safeguard the natural and cultural treasures of Elkhorn Slough and its surrounding watershed.

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Working in and around Elkhorn Slough is fun, muddy, rewarding, and dare we say magical at times. See open positions and find out more about what it’s like to work here.

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Contact Us

Reach out to connect with us, ask a question, share a story, or let us know how we can help you.

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Keep Elkhorn Wild

Give today to preserve the lands and waters of Elkhorn Slough for future generations.

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