Photo by Jacqueline Deely
Tidal Wetland Program
Working to conserve & restore tidal habitats
The Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Program 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.
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.
Over the last 15 years, the Tidal Wetland Program has implemented a number of projects to improve the health of the estuary.
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.
Photo by: Michael McGreevy