How big is your local estuary? Bigger than you think, according to a research team led by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. And with strategic investment in conservation and restoration, it could be bigger still.
This month, NERRA’s questing querent Nik Charov spoke with Juan Ramirez, outreach coordinator for the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Reserve, near Monterey, California. They chatted about lizards and love, fear and families, and other, you know, unimportant things.
Reserves around the country transform this passion for wildlife into community science to support an ever-growing body of knowledge about these special estuary residents and how we can make …
A recent paper in Estuaries and Coasts sheds light on the practice of adding sediment onto marsh surfaces as a strategy to help them keep pace with rising seas.
This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov interviewed Andrea Woolfolk, long-time Stewardship Coordinator at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve in California. They spoke of restorations large and small, primal knowledge, and what it takes to be a steward. (Spoiler alert: bug spray.)
If there’s one thing we can learn from oysters, it’s that we’re stronger together. One oyster can’t thrive alone and—just like oysters reefs—we do more, with greater impact, when we work together.