Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve


Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of 26 National Estuarine Research Reserves established nationwide as field laboratories for scientific research and estuarine education. It is located approximately convert|100|mi|km south of San Francisco, California in the middle of the Monterey Bay. The Reserve is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is managed as Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve by the California Department of Fish and Game.

The convert|1400|acre|km2|sing=on Reserve is a hub of activity and hosts programs that promote education, research, and conservation in Elkhorn Slough. The Visitor Center has award-winning exhibits that invite everyone to explore the Unseen Slough. There are five miles (8 km) of trails that meander through beautiful oak woodlands, calm tidal creeks, and freshwater marshes.

Mission

The Mission of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is to ensure the perpetual health of ecosystems in Elkhorn Slough and the surrounding watershed through preservation, restoration, research, information exchange and education with particular emphasis on the Research Reserve.

Address

The Elkhorn Slough Reserve is located at 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

Entrance fee and hours

The Reserve and Visitor Center are open Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free to the Visitor Center and picnic areas.

To walk the trails there is a $2.50 day-use fee (cash or check, no credit cards) for adults 16 and older; children are free; entry is also free with a California hunting or fishing license. A one-year pass is available for $15.

External links

* [http://www.elkhornslough.org/ Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR) ]
* [http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region4/elkhorn.html Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve] at California Department of Fish and Game web site


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • National Estuarine Research Reserve — Contents 1 History 2 Program Goals 3 National Estuarine Research Reserves …   Wikipedia

  • Elkhorn Slough — is a tidal slough and estuary on Monterey Bay in Monterey County, California. The community of Moss Landing and the huge Moss Landing Power Plant are located at the mouth of the slough on the bay.Elkhorn Slough harbors the largest tract of tidal… …   Wikipedia

  • Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge — is located in the most southwestern corner of the contiguous United States. It is part of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex. It was established in 1980.[1] The Slough is one of southern California s largest remaining salt marshes… …   Wikipedia

  • Elkhorn, California — Infobox Settlement official name = Elkhorn, California settlement type = CDP imagesize = image caption = image imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250x200px map caption = Location in Monterey County and the state of California mapsize1 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary — The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a US Federally protected marine area offshore of California s central coast around Monterey Bay. Supporting one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems, it is home to numerous mammals,… …   Wikipedia

  • Moro Cojo Slough State Marine Reserve — Moro Cojo Estuary State Marine Reserve (SMR) is a marine protected area established to protect the wildlife and habitats in Moro Cojo Slough. Moro Cojo Slough is located inland from Monterey Bay on the central coast of California, directly south… …   Wikipedia

  • Nez Perce National Historical Park — IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape) …   Wikipedia

  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site — IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape) Illustration of Fort Vancouver and …   Wikipedia

  • Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks — IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape) …   Wikipedia

  • Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex — The Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of six National Wildlife Refuges along the Oregon Coast. It provides wilderness protection to thousands of small islands, rocks, reefs, headlands, marshes, and bays totaling 371 acres… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.