Trail Closure

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

Tidal Wetland Hero

Photo by Jacqueline Deely

Tidal Wetland Program

Tidal Wetland Program

Working to conserve & restore tidal habitats

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The Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Program (TWP) was formed to address the extensive salt marsh loss in the system. About fifty percent, or 1,000 acres, of Elkhorn Slough’s salt marshes were lost over the past 150 years due to the formation of the harbor in the 1940s as well as the diking and draining of wetlands. This unique program is a collaborative effort to develop and implement strategies to conserve and restore estuarine habitats in the Elkhorn Slough watershed.

Tidal Wetland Project people looking out at slough
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Egrets in the North marsh

Introduction to the Program

A large part of strategic planning is working through the ecological trade-offs of different restoration scenarios.

Estuary-Wide Strategic Planning

Fifteen different local, state, and federal agencies all have jurisdiction over what happens in the slough. Click below to learn more about how they all work together to make this a better place that will still be here for future generations.

TWP Estuarywide Strategic Planning

TWP Projects

Over the last 15 years, the Tidal Wetland Program has implemented a number of projects to improve the health of the estuary.

TWP Resources

View 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 available for download.

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Blue heron in grass

Photo by: Michael McGreevy

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