Photo by Sebastian Kennerknecht
A rare & delicate place
Learn more about Elkhorn Slough and the people working to preserve it
A jewel at the heart of the slough
The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is part of a network of 30 sites around the U.S. that study, protect, and celebrate important coastal ecosystems.
What is Elkhorn Slough?
Curving seven miles inland from Moss Landing, Elkhorn Slough is one of California’s most important coastal wetlands.
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.
Together, we manage, study, and safeguard the natural and cultural treasures of Elkhorn Slough and its surrounding watershed.
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.
Photo by Kiliii Yuyan