California Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in California protects a diverse range of species, including sea lions, California sea otters, and harbor seals. The reserve is also known for its incredible birding opportunities. The area has experienced significant loss of salt marsh in the last 100 years and reserve staff are responsible for trying to understand the reasons behind this loss and developing methods for restoring this critical habitat.
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Looking for a last minute stocking-stuffer? The 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report is packed with useful information that any coastal community could use. Twenty-three co-authors helped create this authoritative report.
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.
New Hampshire’s salt marshes are beautiful, economically important, and—amid the dueling pressures of sea level rise and development—in danger of disappearing. Fortunately, the state is prepared to protect its iconic marshes and the many benefits they provide.